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The following are last week's New York Times bestsellers.


1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, (J.K. Rowling) A Scottish boy, neglected by his relatives, finds his fortune at a school of witchcraft.

2. Hannibal (Thomas Harris) Seven years after his escape, the fiendish psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter is still at large.

3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (J.K. Rowling) A British boy finds trouble when he returns to a witchcraft school.

4. Granny Dan (Danielle Steel) A woman learns the secrets of her grandmother's past in czarist Russia.

5. Mother of Pearl (Melinda Haynes) The lives of a 28-year-old black man and a 15-year-old white girl converge in Petal, Miss., in the 1950s.

6. White Oleander (Janet Fitch) The ordeals of growing up as experienced by a teenage girl whose single mother murders a lover.

7. The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing (Melissa Bank) The progress of a New York woman through the terrain of sex and love.

8. Carnal Innocence (Nora Roberts) A woman visiting Innocence, Miss., becomes enamored of a man suspected of being a serial killer.

9. The Testament (John Grisham) A reclusive billionaire, a burned-out lawyer and a young woman are brought together by a startling secret.

10. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (Stephen King) When a girl gets lost in the woods, she is saved by her spiritual association with a relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox.


1. Tuesdays With Morrie (Mitch Albom) A sportswriter tells of his weekly visits to his old college mentor, who was near death's door.

2. The Greatest Generation (Tom Brokaw) The lives of men and women who came of age during the Depression and World War II.

3. Shadow (Bob Woodward) How the Watergate scandal affected the administrations of Richard Nixon's five successors.

4. The First World War (John Keegan) A historian recounts the 1914-18 conflict from the viewpoint of the strategists and the men in the trenches.

5. The Art of Happiness (the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler) What Buddhist doctrines tell us about dealing with everyday problems.

6. Encore Provence (Peter Mayle) The author of A Year in Provence recounts further adventures in the south of France.

7. See Jane Win (Sylvia Rimm with Sara Rimm-Kaufman and Ilonna Rimm) The experiences of 1,000 girls as they became successful women in today's society.

8. Conversations With God: Book 1 (Neale Donald) The author addresses questions of good and evil, guilt and sin.

9. The Hungry Ocean (Linda Greenlaw) A sea captain's account of her 30-day sword-fishing voyage off the Northeast coast.

10. I Ain't Got Time To Bleed (Jesse Ventura) Reflections on politics, pro wrestling and other subjects by the governor of Minnesota.