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Lists of Best-Selling Books

March 31, 2000

WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST SELLING BOOKS

FICTION

1. ``Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets″ by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic)

2. ``The Brethren,″ by John Grisham (Doubleday)

3. ``Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban″ by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic)

4. ``Carolina Moon,″ by Nora Roberts (Putnam)

5. ``Daughter of Fortune″ by Isabel Allende (HarperCollins)

6. ``Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone″ by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic)

7. ``Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason″ by Helen Fielding (Viking)

8. ``Beowulf″ by Seamus Heaney, translator (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

9. ``Day of Reckoning″ by Jack Higgins (Putnam)

10. ``Gap Creek″ by Robert Morgan (Algonquin Books)

11. ``The Lion’s Game″ by Nelson DeMille (Warner)

12. ``Dragons of a Fallen Sun″ by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman ((St. Martin’s Press)

13. ``Where You Belong″ by Barbara Taylor Bradford (Doubleday)

14. ``Timeline″ by Michael Crichton (Knopf)

15. ``Deep South″ by Nevada Barr (Putnam)

NONFICTION

1. ``Who Moved My Cheese?″ by Spencer Johnson (Putnam)

2. ``Body for Life″ by Bill Phillips (HarperCollins)

3. ``Eating Well For Optimum Health : The Essential Guide to Food, Diet, and Nutrition″ by Andrew Weil (Knopf)

4. ``How to Know God″ by Deepak Chopra (Harmony)

5. ``Relationship Rescue″ by Phillip C. McGraw (Hyperion)

6. ``Tuesdays With Morrie″ by Mitch Albom (Doubleday)

7. ``The Bodyguard’s Story″ by Trevor Reese Jones (Warner Books)

8. ``The Rock Says...″ by the Rock, with Joe Layden (Regan Books)

9. ``The Millionaire Mind″ by Thomas J. Stanley (Andrews McMeel)

10. ``A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius″ by Dave Eggers (Simon & Schuster)

11. ``The Case Against Hillary Clinton″ by Peggy Noonan (ReganBooks)

12. ``The Death of Innocence″ by John Ramsey and Patsy Ramsey (Thomas Nelson)

13. ``Failing Forward″ by John C. Maxwell (Thomas Nelson)

14. ``Sugar Busters!″ by H. Leighton Steward, Morrison C. Bethea, Sam S. Andrews, Luis A. Balart (Ballantine)

15. ‴Tis: A Memoir″ by Frank McCourt (Scribner)

The Wall Street Journal’s list reflects nationwide sales of hardcover books during the week ended last Saturday at more than 2,500 B. Dalton, Barnes & Noble, Bookland, Books-a-Million, Books & Co., Bookstar, Bookstop, Borders, Brentano’s, Coles, Coopersmith, Crown, Doubleday, Scribners, Super Crown and Waldenbooks stores, as well as sales from online retailers barnesandnoble.com and Amazon.com.

USA TODAY BEST SELLING BOOKS

Key: F-Fiction; NF-Nonfiction; H-Hardcover; P-Paperback

1. ``Who Moved My Cheese?″ by Spencer Johnson (Putnam) (NF-H)

2. ``Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone″ by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic) (F-H)

3. ``The Brethren″ by John Grisham (Doubleday) (F-H)

4. ``The Testament″ by John Grisham (Island) (F-P)

5. ``Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets″ by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic) (F-H)

6. ``Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution″ by Robert C. Atkins (Avon) (NF-P)

7. ``Bittersweet″ by Danielle Steel (Dell) (F-P)

8. ``Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban″ by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic) (F-H)

9. ``Body For Life″ by Bill Phillips, Michael D’Orso (HarperCollins) (NF-H)

10. ``Eating Well For Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Food, Diet, and Nutrition″ by Andrew Weil (Knopf)(NF-H)

11. ``False Pretenses″ by Catherine Coulter (Signet) (F-P)

12. ``Certain Prey″ by John Sandford (Ballantine) (F-P)

13. ``How to Know God″ by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books) (NF-H)

14. ``The Cider House Rules″ by John Irving (Ballantine) (F-P)

15. ``Relationship Rescue″ by Phillip C. McGraw (Hyperion)(NF-H)

16. ``Angela’s Ashes″ by Frank McCourt (Touchstone) (NF-P)

17. ``A Season Beyond a Kiss″ by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss (Avon) (F-P)

18. ``Carolina Moon″ by Nora Roberts (Putnam) (F-H)

19. ``Daughter of Fortune″ by Isabel Allende (HarperCollins) (NF-P)

20. ``Rain″ by V. C. Andrews (Pocket) (F-P)

21. ``Tuesdays With Morrie″ by Mitch Albom (Doubleday) (NF-H)

22. ``Witness in Death″ by J. D. Robb (Berkley) (F-P)

23. ``The Bodyguard’s Story″ by Trevor Rees-Jones (Warner Books) (NF-P)

24. ``The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon″ by Stephen King (Pocket) (F-P)

25. ``SSN″ by Tom Clancy and Martin Greenberg (Berkley) (F-P)

26. ``The Hours″ by Michael Cunningham (Picador) (F-P)

27. ``The Green Mile, the Complete Serial Novel″ by Stephen King (Pocket Books) (F-P)

28. ``The Rock Says...″ by the Rock, with Joe Layden (Regan Books) (NF-H)

29. ``Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason″ by Helen Fielding (Viking) (F-H)

30. ``Girl, Interrupted″ by Susanna Kaysen (Vintage) (NF-P)

31. ``The Millionaire Mind″ by Thomas J. Stanley (Andrews McMeel) (NF-H)

32. ``Life Strategies″ by Phillip C. McGraw (Hyperion) (NF-P)

33. ``A Map of the World″ by Jane Hamilton (Anchor) (F-H)

34. ``A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius″ by Dave Eggers (Simon & Schuster) (NF-H)

35. ``The Seat of the Soul″ by Gary Zukav (Fireside) (NF-P)

36. ``Beowulf″ by Seamus Heaney, translator (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) (NF-H)

37. ``The Case Against Hillary Clinton″ by Peggy Noonan (ReganBooks) (NF-H)

38. ``The Poisonwood Bible″ by Barbara Kingsolver (HarperPerennial) (F-P)

39. ``Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants″ by Dav Pilkey (Blue Sky/Scholastic) (F-P)

40. ``The Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet″ by Richard F. Heller, Rachael F. Heller (Signet) (NF-P)

41. ``Soul of the Fire″ by Terry Goodkind (Tor) (F-P)

42. ``Memoirs of a Geisha″ by Arthur Golden (Vintage) (F-P)

43. ``The Death of Innocence″ John and Patsy Ramsey (Thomas Nelson) (NF-H)

44. ``Mail-Order Marriages″ by Debbie MacOmber (Harlequin)(F-P)

45. ``Standing for Something″ by Mike Wallace, Gordon Bitner Hinckley(Times Books) (NF-H)

46. ``Prime Cut″ by Diane Mott Davidson (Bantam) (F-P)

47. ``Mistaken Identity″ by Lisa Scottoline (HarperPaperbacks) (F-P)

48. ``Rules of Surrender″ by Christina Dodd (Avon) (F-P)

49. ``Sugar Busters!″ by H. Leighton Steward (Ballatine) (F-P)

50. ‴Tis: A Memoir″ by Frank McCourt (Scribner) (NF-H)

USA Today’s list is based on a computer analysis of retail book sales nationwide last week. Included are more than 1 million volumes from approximately 3,000 large-inventory, diverse-content bookstores.

USA Today calculates a list of approximately 250 best-selling books. The first 50 are listed.

Reporting stores include: Doubleday Book Shops, Hungry Mind Bookstore (St. Paul), Joseph-Beth Booksellers (Lexington, Cincinnati), Ingram Book Co. (reporting retail sales for independent bookstores including Hawley Cooke Bookselleres, Scribners Bookstores, Tattered Cover Book Store (Denver), Waldenbooks, Waterstone’s (Boston), B. Dalton Bookseller, Barnes & Noble Inc, Books-A-Million and Bookland, Books & Co. (Dayton), Borders Books & Music, Brentano’s, Crown Books, Davis Kidd Booksellers (Tennessee).

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST SELLING BOOKS

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. ``The Brethren,″ by John Grisham (Doubleday)

2. ``Carolina Moon,″ by Nora Roberts (Putnam)

3. ``Daughter of Fortune″ by Isabel Allende (HarperCollins)

4. ``Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason″ by Helen Fielding (Viking) (F-H)

5. ``Gap Creek″ by Robert Morgan (Algonquin)

6. ``The Lion’s Game″ by Nelson DeMille (Warner)

7. ``Tough Cookie″ by Diane Mott Davidson (Bantam)

8. ``Day of Reckoning″ by Jack Higgins (Putnam)

9. ``Beowulf″ by Seamus Heaney, translator (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

10. ``Deep South″ by Nevada Barr (Putnam)

11. ``Dragons of a Fallen Sun″ by Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman (TSR/Wizards of the Coast)

12. ``Where You Belong″ Barbara Taylor Bradford (Doubleday)

13. ``Moment of Truth″ by Lisa Scottoline (HarperCollins)

14. ``Timeline″ by Michael Crichton (Knopf)

15. ``The Gates of the Alamo″ by Stephen Harrigan (Knopf)

NONFICTION/GENERAL

1. ``Who Moved My Cheese?″ by Spencer Johnson (Putnam) 2. ``Eating Well For Optimum Health″ by Andrew Weil (Knopf)

3. ``Body for Life″ by Bill Phillips and Michael D’Orso (HarperCollins)

4. ``Tuesdays With Morrie″ by Mitch Albom (Doubleday)

5. ``Relationship Rescue,″ by Phillip C. McGraw (Hyperion)

6. ``How to Know God″ by Deepak Chopra (Harmony)

7. ``The Rock Says...″ by the Rock, with Joe Layden (Regan Books)

8. ``The Millionaire Mind″ by Thomas J. Stanley (Andrews McMeel)

9. ``A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius″ by Dave Eggers (Simon & Schuster)

10. ``The Bodyguard’s Story″ by Trevor Reese Jones (Warner Books)

11. ``The Case Against Hillary Clinton″ by Peggy Noonan (Regan Books)

12. ``Standing for Something″ Mike Wallace, Gordon Bitner Hinckley(Times Books)

13. ``Sugar Busters!″ by H. Leighton Steward, Morrison C. Bethea, Sam S. Andrews, Luis A. Balart (Ballntine)

14. ``The Death of Innocence″ by John Ramsey and Patsy Ramsey (Thomas Nelson)

15. ‴Tis″ by Frank McCourt (Scribner)

MASS MARKET PAPERBACKS

1. ``The Testament″ by John Grisham (Dell Island)

2. ``The Cider House Rules″ by John Irving (Ballantine)

3. ``Certain Prey″ by John Sandford (Ballantine)

4. ``Bittersweet″ by Danielle Steel (Dell)

5. ``Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution″ by Robert C. Atkins (Avon)

6. ``False Pretenses″ by Catherine Coulter (Signet)

7. ``Witness in Death″ by J. D. Robb (Berkley)

8. ``Rain″ by V. C. Andrews (Pocket)

9. ``SSN,″ by Tom Clancy and Martin Greenberg (Berkley)

10. ``The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon″ Stephen King (Pocket)

11. ``Angela’s Ashes″ by Frank McCourt (Touchstone)

12. ``The Green Mile, the Complete Serial Novel″ by Stephen King (Pocket Books)

13. ``Prime Cut″ by Diane Mott Davidson (Bantam)

14. ``Soul of the Fire″ by Terry Goodkind (Tor)

15. ``Liberty Falling″ by Nevada Barr (Avon Twilight)

TRADE PAPERBACKS

1. ``A Season Beyond a Kiss″ by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss (Avon)

2. ``The Hours″ by Michael Cunningham (Picador)

3. ``Life Strategies,″ Phillip C. McGraw (Hyperion)

4. ``Girl, Interrupted″ by Susanna Kaysen (Vintage)

5. ``The Seat of the Soul,″ Gary Zukav (S&S/Fireside)

6. ``The Poisonwood Bible″ by Barbara Kingsolver (HarperPerennial)

7. ``A Map of the World″ by Jane Hamilton (Anchor)

8. ``Black Hawk Down″ by Mark Bowden (Penguin)

9. ``While I Was Gone″ by Sue Miller (Ballatine)

10. ``The Elegant Universe″ by Brian Greene (S&S/Touchstone)

11. ``A Child Called It″ by David Pelzer (Health Communications)

12. ``Memoirs of a Geisha″ by Arthur Golden (Vintage)

13. ``The Pilot’s Wife″ by Anita Shreve (Little, Brown/Back Bay)

14. ``Bridget Jones’s Diary″ by Helen Fielding (Penguin)

15. ``Where the Heart Is″ by Billie Letts (Warner)

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