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


1. Answered Prayers (Danielle Steel) A sophisticated New Yorker who has applied to law school against her husband's wishes finds the possibility of true love with a childhood friend.

2. 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.

3. Q is for Quarry (Sue Grafton) Kinsey Millhone joins forces with two homicide detectives who are trying to solve a mystery that dates back to 1969.

4. Blackwood Farm (Anne Rice) When a brilliant young man becomes a vampire, the dangerous doppleganger who has haunted him since birth becomes one too.

5. Quentins (Maeve Binchy) An Irishwoman wants to make a documentary about the history of a Dublin restaurant.

6. Esther's Gift (Jan Karon) A woman decides to bake orange marmalade cakes for friends and neighbors, a Christmas story.

7. Reversible Errors (Scott Turow) A corporate lawyer agrees to represent a man who is on death row for having committed a triple murder in Kindle County in 1991.

8. Skipping Christmas (John Grisham) A husband and wife discover that their decision to forgo Christmas comes with consequences.

9. Nights in Rodanthe (Nicholas Sparks) After her husband leaves her for someone younger, a 45-year-old woman finds romance in a small town on the North Carolina coast.

10. The Crush (Sandra Brown) A surgeon looks for help from a police detective when a contract killer becomes obsessed with her.


1. Leadership (Rudolph Giuliani) The former mayor of New York discusses what it takes to be a leader and addresses subjects like the crime rate and 9/11.

2. My Losing Season (Pat Conroy) The novelist remembers his last year playing basketball, as point guard for the Citadel in 1966-67.

3. Live From New York (Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller) An oral history of Saturday Night Live.

4. Sandy Koufax (Jane Leavy) A biography of the great pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

5. The Conquerors (Michael Beschloss) How Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman worked to ensure the destruction of Hitler's Germany.

6. Abraham (Bruce Feiler) Judaism, Christianity and Islam as seen through the story of one man.

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

8. Let's Roll! (Lisa Beamer with Ken Abraham) A memoir by the wife of Todd Beamer, one of the passengers on United Flight 93 on Sept. 11.

9. Longitudes and Attitudes (Thomas L. Friedman) Notes and reflections on Sept. 11 by a columnist for the New York Times.

10. Let Freedom Ring (Sean Hannity) The conservative commentator surveys domestic and foreign issues after Sept. 11.