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Southern California Rankings:FICTION1. A MAN IN FULL...

Southern California Rankings:

FICTION

1. A MAN IN FULL by Tom Wolfe (Farrar, Straus and Giroux: $28.95) The story of a real estate tycoon’s crash and burn and the sleaze who warm themselves by the fire.

Last Week: --; Weeks on List: 1

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2. WHEN THE WIND BLOWS by James Patterson (Little, Brown: $25) An astonishing discovery in the woods brings together a recently widowed veterinarian and a troubled FBI agent

Last Week: --; Weeks on List: 1

3. THE POISONWOOD BIBLE by Barbara Kingsolver (HarperCollins: $27.50) An evangelical Baptist missionary takes his wife and children to the Belgian Congo in 1959.

Last Week: 3; Weeks on List: 5

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4. THE HAMMER OF EDEN by Ken Follett (Crown: $25.95) A young FBI agent must track down a terrorist group with the power to create earthquakes.

Last Week: 5; Weeks on List: 3

5. THE PATH OF DAGGERS by Robert Jordan (Tor: $27.95) The Wheel of Time series continues; as Book Eight opens, the Seanchan force is in possession of Ebou Dar.

Last Week: 7; Weeks on List: 3

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6. LINK by Walt Becker (William Morrow: $25) Paleoanthropologists find a connection between ancient artifacts and space visitors that threatens to destroy the world.

Last Week: --; Weeks on List: 1

7. THE VAMPIRE ARMAND by Anne Rice (Alfred A. Knopf: $26.95) Is Lestat dead? As vampires from around the globe gather near his body, Armand tells his own story.

Last Week: 1; Weeks on List: 4

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8. THE JEWELS OF TESSA KENT by Judith Krantz (Crown: $25.95) The workings of an auction house and the lives of two women, the men they love and their families.

Last Week: --; Weeks on List: 1

9. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA by Arthur Golden (Alfred A. Knopf: $25) The life and loves of a fisherman’s daughter who becomes a teahouse entertainer in Kyoto before and during WWII.

Last Week: 4; Weeks on List: 51

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10. BAG OF BONES by Stephen King (Scribner: $27.50) A best-selling writer is haunted by writer’s block and ghosts at his Maine summer home.

Last Week: --; Weeks on List: 5

11. WELCOME TO THE WORLD, BABY GIRL! by Fannie Flagg (Random House: $25.95) The rise to TV stardom of an ambitious woman with strong roots in a Missouri town.

Last Week: --; Weeks on List: 2

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12. ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon and Schuster: $17) A Christmas suspense story, complete with abandoned baby and jewel thief.

Last Week: 10; Weeks on List: 3

13. RAINBOW SIX by Tom Clancy (Putnam: $27.95) Ex-Navy SEAL John Clark heads an international special operations anti-terrorist strike force.

Last Week: --; Weeks on List: 11

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14. THE HUNDRED DAYS by Patrick O’Brian (W.W. Norton: $24) The latest Aubrey-Maturin adventure, set against the backdrop of the final defeat of Napoleon.

Last Week: 6; Weeks on List: 5

15. I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE by Wally Lamb (HarperCollins/ReganBooks: $27.50) A man with a twin brother finds meaning in their Italian ancestor’s life.

Last Week: --; Weeks on List: 18

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NONFICTION

1. TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE by Mitch Albom (Doubleday: $19.95) A sportswriter’s empowering story about his weekly visits to see an older dying friend.

Last Week: 3; Weeks on List: 45

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2. PURE DRIVEL by Steve Martin (Hyperion: $21) A collection of humorous riffs and comical sketches on various topics, most written by the entertainer for the New Yorker.

Last Week: 6; Weeks on List: 7

3. CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD, BOOK THREE by Neale Donald Walsch (Hampton Roads: $22.95) Further dispatches on life and death dictated by the Man Upstairs.

Last Week: --; Weeks on List: 1

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4. CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD, BOOK ONE by Neale Donald Walsch (Putnam: $19.95) Channeling messages from Mr. Big about good, evil and the meaning of life.

Last Week: --; Weeks on List: 72

5. THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN by Simon Winchester (HarperCollins: $22) The editor of the Oxford English Dictionary was helped by a brilliant mental patient.

Last Week: 10; Weeks on List: 8

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6. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS by Laura C. Schlessinger and Stewart Vogel (Cliff Street/HarperCollins: $24) Applying ancient teachings to modern life.

Last Week: --; Weeks on List: 4

7. LINDBERGH by A. Scott Berg (Putnam: $30) Daring aviator, loving father, isolationist and, finally, fallen hero--a dramatic American story.

Last Week: 4; Weeks on List: 8

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8. JUST JACKIE by Edward Klein (Ballantine: $25.95) New details on what lay beneath the glamour and glitter of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Last Week: 12; Weeks on List: 4

9. THE BEST THAT I CAN BE by Rafer Johnson and Phil Goldberg (Doubleday: $23.95) Faster, higher, stronger: The story of the 1960 Olympic decathlon gold medalist.

Last Week: --; Weeks on List: 2

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10. THE DEATH OF OUTRAGE by William J. Bennett (Free Press: $20) Former drug czar Bennett’s assault on President Clinton’s assault on American ideals.

Last Week: --; Weeks on List: 9

11. KADDISH by Leon Wieseltier (Alfred A. Knopf: $27.50) A son’s reflection on the “mourner’s kaddish” he recites in the year after his father’s death.

Last Week: --; Weeks on List: 5

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12. WORK IN PROGRESS by Michael Eisner with Tony Schwartz (Random House: $27.50) The corporate rise and rise of Disney’s No. 1 mouseketeer.

Last Week: --; Weeks on List: 4

13. THE NINE STEPS TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM by Suze Orman (Crown: $23) Practical tips for avoiding stress, making good savings plans and managing money.

Last Week: 7; Weeks on List: 30

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14. TO BEGIN AGAIN by Naomi Levy (Alfred A. Knopf: $23) A book of comfort and faith that takes on the questions that come up after personal tragedy.

Last Week: 2; Weeks on List: 4

15 . . . AND THE HORSE HE RODE IN ON by James Carville (Simon and Schuster: $14.95) An attack on President Clinton’s prosecutors by political pundit and “ragin’ Cajun” Carville.

Last Week: --; Weeks on List: 1

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Paperbacks

FICTION

1. DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD by Rebecca Wells (Harper Collins: $13) Sisterhood in the South.

2. SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST by Jonathan Kellerman (Bantam: $7.50) A killer murders in the name of science.

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3. COLD MOUNTAIN by Charles Frazier (Vintage: $13) A Confederate soldier quits the Civil War.

4. CAT & MOUSE by James Patterson (Warner: $7.99) On the trail of two psychopaths.

5. THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS by Arundhati Roy (HarperPerennial: $13) Rise and fall of an Indian family.

6. MIDWIVES by Chris Bohjalian (Vintage: $13) The moral dilemmas of a New England midwife.

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7. ONE TRUE THING by Anna Quindlen (Dell: $6.99) A woman cares for her dying mother.

8. BELOVED by Toni Morrison (Plume: $12.95) Remarkable occurrences in the life of an ex-slave.

9. DECEPTION ON HIS MIND by Elizabeth George (Bantam: $7.50) A murder stirs racial tensions in an English town.

10. THE READER by Bernhard Schlink (Vintage: $11) A boyhood interlude with an older woman and its aftermath.

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NONFICTION

1. WHAT IS SCIENTOLOGY? (Bridge Publications: $24.95) A guide to L. Ron Hubbard’s religious philosophy.

2. THE SEAT OF THE SOUL by Gary Zukav (Fireside: $12) Insights into creating the spirituality of daily life.

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3. THE PERFECT STORM by Sebastian Junger (HarperPerennial: $13) Fisherman trapped in a storm.

4. UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN by Frances Mayes (Broadway: $13) Making a home in a glorious Italian landscape.

5. NAKED by David Sedaris (Little, Brown: $12.95) Autobiographical essays from the NPR commentator.

6. THE MILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko (Pocket: $14) Secrets of the wealthy.

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7. INTO THIN AIR by Jon Krakauer (Anchor Books: $7.99) Risk and recklessness on a Mt. Everest expedition.

8. THE MAN WHO ATE EVERYTHING by Jeffrey Steingarten (Vintage: $14) Eating his way across the globe.

9. ALL OVER BUT THE SHOUTIN’ by Rick Bragg (Vintage: $14) A dirt-poor life among the cottonfields of the South.

10. INTO THE WILD by Jon Krakauer (Anchor Books: $12.95) A young man’s journey and death in the wilderness.

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Rankings are based on a Times poll of Southland bookstores.


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