Published Sept. 19, 1999|Updated Sept. 30, 2005

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


1. The Alibi (Sandra Brown) Jealousy, intrigue and corruption beset a Charleston lawyer during his pursuit of public office.

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

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

4. Black Notice (Patricia Cornwell) Kay Scarpetta's investigation of a ship's cargo gets her involved in an international conspiracy.

5. Assassins (Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins) The sixth volume in a series about true believers who confront the Antichrist.


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. Yesterday, I Cried (Iyanla Vanzant) A counselor describes how she turned painful experiences into feelings of hope.

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

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

5. Diana In Search Of Herself (Sally Bedell Smith) A biography of the late Princess of Wales.