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Here are bestsellers for the week ending Jan. 17, according to the New York Times.


1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown) The murder of a curator at the Louvre leads to a trail of clues found in the work of Leonardo and to the discovery of a centuries-old secret society.

2. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom) An old man who died while trying to rescue a little girl from danger discovers that all will be explained to him in the afterlife.

3. Absolute Friends (John le Carre) An Englishman whose career in espionage ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall is reunited in southern Germany with a one-time fellow spy.

4. The Amateur Marriage (Anne Tyler) Sixty years of the American experience, as seen through the lives of one mismatched couple.

5. New Spring: The Novel (Robert Jordan) The 11th volume of the Wheel of Time fantasy series.

6. Retreat, Hell! (W.E.B. Griffin) The 10th novel in the series The Corps concerns the struggle of U.S. Marines in the Korean War.

7. The Big Bad Wolf (James Patterson) After joining the FBI, Alex Cross must contend with numerous brazen kidnappings and a ruthless criminal known as the Wolf.

8. Mr. Paradise (Elmore Leonard) A Detroit police detective investigates a double murder at the home of a retired lawyer.

9. The Lady and the Unicorn (Tracy Chevalier) The fictional story behind the creation of a famous late-15th-century tapestry series.

10. Emma's Secret (Barbara Taylor Bradford) An Englishwoman discovers the wartime diaries of her grandmother, who went on to head a vast business empire.


1. The Price of Loyalty (Ron Suskind) A view inside the Bush administration from the perspective of Paul O'Neill, the president's first Treasury secretary.

2. My Prison Without Bars (Pete Rose with Rick Hill) A memoir by the former player who was banned from baseball for betting on games while he was manager of the Cincinnati Reds.

3. American Dynasty (Kevin Phillips) The political commentator details a "pattern of deception" in four generations of the Bush family.

4. Dude, Where's My Country? (Michael Moore) The author of Stupid White Men calls for "regime change" in Washington.

5. Lies (And The Lying Liars Who Tell Them) (Al Franken) A satirical critique of the rhetoric of right-wing pundits and politicians.

6. Climbing Higher (Montel Williams with Lawrence Grobel) The television talk show host describes his battle with multiple sclerosis.

7. The Enemy Within (Michael Savage) The syndicated radio talk show host sets out to rebuff "the liberal assault on our schools, faith and military."

8. The Privilege of Youth (Dave Pelzer) The author of A Child Called "It' and The Lost Boy remembers his teenage years.

9. Who's Looking Out For You? (Bill O'Reilly) The host of The O'Reilly Factor attacks those individuals and institutions that he believes have let down the American people.

10. Flyboys (James Bradley) An account of eight American airmen who were shot down and captured by the Japanese in World War II.