1. The Rainmaker (John Grisham) A young man barely out of law school tries to expose a corporation's multibillion dollar scam.
2. The Bridges of Madison County (Robert James Waller) A photographer and a lonely farmer's wife in Iowa.
3. The Apocalypse Watch (Robert Ludlum) Tracking a neo-Nazi movement with designs on American and European officials.
4. Let Me Call You Sweetheart (Mary Higgins Clark) Over the years, a prosecutor finds that an unusual murder haunts her career and private life.
5. Oh, the Places You'll Go! (Dr. Seuss) The problems of finding your way through life, in verse and in pictures.
6. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield) An ancient manuscript provides insights into achieving a fulfilling life.
7. Mind Prey (John Sandford) Lucas Davenport pursues the kidnapper of a psychiatrist and her two daughters.
8. Once Upon a More Enlightened Time (James Finn Garner) Eight more politically correct bedtime stories.
9. Politically Correct Bedtime Stories (James Finn Garner) Classic tales respun to avoid offending current sensibilities.
10. Ladder of Years (Anne Tyler) At 40, a woman leaves her physician-husband and children to start a new life in a strange town.
1. The Hot Zone (Richard Preston) The discovery of a lethal virus and the efforts to keep it from spreading.
2. Spontaneous Healing (Andrew Weil) A physician explains the ways in which the body heals itself.
3. Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys (Dave Barry) A humorist explains the strange ways of a species of males called "guys."
4. Kato Kaelin (Marc Eliot) O.
J. Simpson's friend on the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
5. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (John Berendt) The mysterious death of a young man in Savannah, Ga., discloses alliances and hostilities there.
6. In Retrospect (Robert S. McNamara with Brian VanDeMark) The secretary of defense under Kennedy and Johnson ruefully recalls his role in the Vietnam War.
7. The Death of Common Sense (Philip K. Howard) A lawyer argues that government rules fetter our lives.
8. Sisters (Carol Saline, photographs by Sharon J. Wohlmuth) The relationships of 36 sets of sisters of varied callings and backgrounds, reported in words and pictures.
9. The Book of Virtues (William J. Bennet) Moral stories adapted from the Greeks, the Bible, folklore and elsewhere.
10. From Beginning to End (Robert Fulghum) The rituals we practice and the spiritual journeys we take, from childhood to old age.