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BESTSELLERS

Bestsellers for the week ending Sept. 11, according to the New York Times:

Fiction

1. Trace (Patricia Cornwell) The inept man who replaced Dr. Kay Scarpetta as chief medical examiner of Virginia asks for her help in investigating the unexplained death of a 14-year-old girl.

2. 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.

3. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (Susanna Clarke) A literary fantasy involving a Yorkshire magician and the Napoleonic Wars.

4. 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.

5. Murder List (Julie Garwood) An heiress becomes entangled in a deadly plot that may have been hatched by a self-help guru.

6. Angels & Demons (Dan Brown) A Harvard scholar tries to save the Vatican from the machinations of an underground society.

7. The Rule of Four (Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason) Two Princeton students who are trying to unravel the mysteries of a Renaissance text become ensnared in murderous intrigue.

8. Skinny Dip (Carl Hiaasen) A woman enlists an ex-police officer in a plot to take revenge on her husband, a marine biologist who tried to kill her.

9. White Hot (Sandra Brown) Returning home after his brother's mysterious death, a woman is embroiled in family intrigue.

10. High Druid of Shannara: Tanequil (Terry Brooks) The second volume in a fantasy series.

Nonfiction

1. Unfit For Command (John E. O'Neill and Jerome R. Corsi) A negative appraisal of John Kerry's conduct in Vietnam.

2. American Soldier (Tommy Franks with Malcolm McConnell) A memoir by the former head of the U.S. Central Command.

3. My Life (Bill Clinton) From Hope, Ark., to the White House: the autobiography of the 42nd president.

4. Skywriting (Jane Pauley) A memoir by the television personality chronicles her career, family life and recent struggle with bipolar disorder.

5. Eats, Shoots & Leaves (Lynne Truss) An Englishwoman expounds on the use and misuse of punctuation marks.

6. Bushworld (Maureen Dowd) A journalist's assessment of President Bush, based on her columns and articles in the New York Times.

7. Confessions of an Heiress (Paris Hilton with Merle Ginsberg) The celebrity jet-setter and star of The Simple Life tells what it's like to be young, rich and beautiful.

8. Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Aron Ralston) A mountaineer describes a nightmarish experience in Utah and the extreme measure he took in order to save his life.

9. Treachery (Bill Gertz) A defense and national security reporter for the Washington Times maintains that "America's friends and foes are secretly arming our enemies."

10. How to Make Love Like a Porn Star (Jenna Jameson with Neil Strauss) A leading lady of adult movies describes her unusual life and work.

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