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


1. The Remnant (Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins) Vol. 10 of the Left Behind series, in which the forces of good battle the forces of evil after the rapture of the saved.

2. Sunset in St. Tropez (Danielle Steel) Surprises await a group of friends who decide to spend August on the Riviera.

3. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold) A 14-year-old girl looks down from heaven as she describes what happens in the aftermath of her kidnapping and murder.

4. The Beach House (James Patterson and Peter de Jonge) After his brother drowns in East Hampton, a law student seeks revenge on the powerful people who he thinks are responsible.

5. 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.

6. The Emperor of Ocean Park (Stephen L. Carter) The patriarch of a black family, forced to withdraw from consideration for the Supreme Court, dies under mysterious circumstances.

7. Hard Eight (Janet Evanovich) Stephanie Plum takes time out from bounty hunting to search for a 7-year-old New Jersey girl who has been abducted.

8. The Dive from Clausen's Pier (Ann Packer) A young woman from Wisconsin, whose fiance has been rendered quadriplegic, decides to move to New York and start a new life.

9. The Shelters of Stone (Jean Auel) Love and danger in a prehistoric society, the latest volume in a series that began with The Clan of the Cave Bear.

10. Fire Ice (Clive Cussler with Paul Kemprecos) Claiming to be a descendant of the Romanovs, a mining tycoon tries to overthrow the Russian government.


1. Slander (Ann Coulter) The lawyer and pundit enumerates "liberal lies about the American right."

2. You Cannot Be Serious (John McEnroe with James Kaplan) The autobiography of the former tennis star and current commentator.

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

4. John Adams (David McCullough) A biography of the United States' first vice president and second president.

5. The Lobster Chronicles (Linda Greenlaw) The author of The Hungry Ocean gives up swordfishing and moves back in with her parents on the island where she grew up.

6. The Right Words at the Right Time (edited by Marlo Thomas) More than 100 celebrities describe a turning point in their lives.

7. A Mind at a Time (Mel Levine) A professor of pediatrics examines the learning patterns of children and the various ways in which parents and other adults can help them succeed.

8. Six Days of War (Michael B. Oren) An account of the Arab-Israeli war in 1967 and how it transformed the Middle East.

9. Tuxedo Park (Jennet Conant) The story of Alfred Lee Loomis, a Wall Street tycoon who helped establish a top-secret laboratory in World War II.

10. The Sexual Life of Catherine M. (Catherine Millet) A French intellectual recalls her erotic exploits.