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


1. Before I Say Good-Bye (Mary Higgins Clark) A woman with ESP searches for the truth behind the death of her husband, who was killed when his boat exploded in New York harbor.

2. Back Roads (Tawni O'Dell) The ordeals of a 19-year-old man in western Pennsylvania who must care for his three younger sisters.

3. The Wedding (Danielle Steel) Allegra Steinberg, an entertainment lawyer, makes plans to marry a New York writer in her parents' Bel Air home.

4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (J.K. Rowling) A Scottish boy's life at a school for witchcraft is menaced when an infamous murderer escapes from prison.

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

6. The Bluest Eye (Toni Morrison) The story of an 11-year-old black girl _ pregnant by her father _ who prays for her eyes to turn blue.

7. The Brethren (John Grisham) Three former judges, doing time at a federal prison in Florida, concoct a lucrative mail scam that goes awry.

8. Standoff (Sandra Brown) A television reporter finds herself protecting the runaway teen-age daughter of a multimillionaire from Texas.

9. Star Wars: Rogue Planet (Greg Bear) Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker are swept up in a world of deadly intrigue.

10. Beowulf (translated by Seamus Heaney) A new rendering of the Anglo-Saxon epic by a Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet.


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. Fair Ball (Bob Costas) The sportscaster's critique of major-league baseball and his proposals for improving the game.

3. Flags of Our Fathers (James Bradley with Ron Powers) The story of the marines who raised the flag at Iwo Jima, by the son of one of the men.

4. The Case Against Hillary Clinton (Peggy Noonan) A former Reagan speechwriter calls the first lady to account.

5. The Millionaire Mind (Thomas J. Stanley) An analysis of the people who make up the financial elite.

6. The Rock Says . . . (The Rock with Joe Layden) A memoir by a professional wrestler.

7. Cybill Disobedience (Cybill Shepherd with Aimee Lee Ball) A memoir by the film and television actress.

8. 'Tis (Frank McCourt) An Irish immigrant gets used to life in America.

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

10. The Measure of a Man (Sydney Poitier) The movie actor's spiritual autobiography.