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Published Sep. 9, 2005

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


1. 1st to Die (James Patterson) Four women _ a homicide inspector, a medical examiner, an assistant district attorney and a journalist _ search for a killer who is stalking newlyweds.

2. A Painted House (John Grisham) The experiences of a 7-year-old boy whose parents live and work in the cotton fields of Arkansas.

3. Scarlet Feather (Maeve Binchy) Tom Feather and Cathy Scarlet, friends from cooking school, start a catering company in Dublin, Ireland.

4. The Bonesetter's Daughter (Amy Tan) A Chinese-American woman struggles to understand her family and herself.

5. A Day Late and a Dollar Short (Terry McMillan) The complicated lives of Viola Price and her estranged husband, who live in Las Vegas, and their four grown children.

6. Edge of Danger (Jack Higgins) The head of a half-Arab, half-British oil family plots to assassinate the president of the United States.

7. 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.

8. The First Counsel (Brad Meltzer) A young White House lawyer, who is dating the president's daughter, becomes ensnared in a scheme involving betrayal and murder.

9. The Vendetta Defense (Lisa Scottoline) A Philadephia lawyer finds herself definding Anthony "Pigeon Tony" Lucia, a mobster accused of murdering his lifelong enemy.

10. Mystic River (Dennis Lehane) Three former friends torn apart long ago by a childhood trauma are forced to reunite when the daughter of one of them is found murdered.


1. Longaberger (Dave Longaberger) A posthumous memoir by the man who created the Longaberger basket company.

f,8,hr02. 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. An Hour Before Daylight (Jimmy Carter) The former president recalls his Depression-era childhood on a Georgia farm.

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

5. Ice Bound (Jerri Nielsen with Maryanne Vollers) A memoir by the doctor who was at the South Pole when she discovered that she had breast cancer.

6. Chyna: If They Only Knew (Joanie Laurer with Michael Angeli) A memoir by a professional wrestler.

7. Fast Food Nation (Eric Schlosser) From California subdivisions to the New Jersey Turnpike; a survey of "the dark side of the all-American meal."

8. Seabiscuit (Laura Hillenbrand) A biography of a the horse whose career culminated in a 1938 match with War Admiral.

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

10. 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.