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


1. The Mark (Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins) The eighth volume of the Left Behind series, in which the forces of good battle the forces of evil after the rapture of the saved.

2. Roses Are Red (James Patterson) Detective Alex Cross pursues a diabolical bank robber known as the Mastermind.

3. Code to Zero (Ken Follett) In 1958, four old friends from Harvard are caught up in Cold War machinations involving Explorer 1, the United States' answer to Sputnik.

4. The Bear and the Dragon (Tom Clancy) Aided by the anti-terrorism specialist John Clark, President Jack Ryan contends with sinister forces afoot in Russia and China.

5. Prodigal Summer (Barbara Kingsolver) The lives of men and women, flora and fauna, in the mountains of southern Appalachia.

6. Journey (Danielle Steel) A television anchorwoman in Washington begins to question her marriage to a powerful man.

7. Deck the Halls (Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark) A private detective's father is kidnapped three days before Christmas.

8. The Last Precinct (Patricia Cornwell) Kay Scarpetta, the chief medical examiner for Virginia, comes under suspicion of murder.

9. Dr. Death (Jonathan Kellerman) The psychologist Alex Delaware investigates the murder of a champion of euthanasia.

10. The Prometheus Deception (Robert Ludlum) The CIA recruits a former deep-cover operative to infiltrate a secret intelligence group known as the Directorate.


1. The Beatles Anthology (The Beatles) A profusely illustrated volume in which the Beatles tell their own story.

2. The O'Reilly Factor (Bill O'Reilly) The host of a cable news program offers opinions on what's right and wrong with America.

3. Nothing Like It in the World (Stephen E. Ambrose) The story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s.

4. The Darwin Awards (Wendy Northcutt) Commemorating those people whose spectacularly stupid behavior served to "improve our gene pool" by removing them from it.

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

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

7. Maestro (Bob Woodward) Behind the scenes at Alan Greenspan's Federal Reserve Board.

8. An Invitation to the White House (Hillary Rodham Clinton) A lavishly illustrated book honoring the prominent role played by the first family's home in the life of the United States.

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

10. Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life (Richard Ben Cramer) From San Francisco to the South Bronx: a biography of the Yankee Clipper.