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


1. 2nd Chance (James Patterson with Andrew Gross) The members of the Women's Murder Club _ a detective, a medical examiner, a prosecutor and a reporter _ search for a killer.

2. The Summons (John Grisham) A law professor who has been called home to Mississippi by his father, a dying judge, discovers more than $3-million in cash in the old man's study.

3. The Cottage (Danielle Steel) An aging, virtually penniless Hollywood star experiences excitement and even happiness after he rents out part of his house.

4. Up Country (Nelson DeMille) A Vietnam veteran investigates the mysterious death of an Army lieutenant three decades earlier.

5. Journey Through Heartsongs (Mattie J.T. Stepanek) A collection of poems by an 11-year-old boy who suffers from muscular dystrophy.

6. The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (edited by Joyce Reardon) The fictional journal of the wife of a Seattle industrialist; a companion volume to the miniseries Stephen King's Rose Red.

7. The English Assassin (Daniel Silva) An art restorer who doubles as an Israeli spy becomes entangled in a series of murders.

8. Hunting Season (Nevada Barr) The park ranger Anna Pigeon investigates the murder of a good ol' boy in Mississippi.

9. The Nanny Diaries (Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus) A satirical look at rich and powerful New Yorkers through the eyes of an Upper East Side nanny.

10. Three Weeks in Paris (Barbara Taylor Bradford) Four women, once good friends, reunite years after they parted as enemies.


1. Stupid White Men (Michael Moore) The man behind Roger & Me takes aim at Republicans and Democrats, corporate America and our "nation of idiots."

2. Bias (Bernard Goldberg) A television journalist who worked at CBS for many years reports on "how the media distort the news."

3. Shadow Warriors (Tom Clancy with Carl Stiner and Tony Koltz) An inside look at the United States' Special Operations forces.

4. Shakedown (Kenneth R. Timmerman) A journalist's "investigative biography" of the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

5. Driver 8 (Dale Earnhardt, Jr. with Jade Gurss) The race-car driver's account of his rookie year on the NASCAR circuit.

6. One Nation (the editors of Life magazine) Photographs and essays dealing with the events of Sept. 11.

7. Sacred Contracts (Caroline Myss) Reflections on "spiritual energies" and the meaning of life by the author of Anatomy of the Spirit.

8. The Bureau and the Mole (David A. Vise) The story of Robert Philip Hanssen, the counterintelligence expert for the FBI who was also a spy for Moscow.

9. What Went Wrong? (Bernard Lewis) A scholar of Middle Eastern history examines the reaction of the Islamic world to being overshadowed by the West.

10. Nigger (Randall Kennedy) A law professor explores "the strange career of a troublesome word."