Fueled by a well-publicized controversy that has pitted him against outraged Mormons, Into Thin Air author Jon Krakauer scales this week’s chart with his new book, Under the Banner of Heaven – but he doesn’t quite get to the top. Setting up camp at No. 4, his tract on fundamentalist religion falls behind the Hepburn bio Kate Remembered, which climbs to No. 1 in its second week.
FICTION WEEKS ON LIST
1 HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX 5 J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $29.99 2 TO THE NINES Janet Evanovich, St. Martin’s, $25.95 1 3 THE DA VINCI CODE Dan Brown, Doubleday, $24.95 18 4 THE LAKE HOUSE James Patterson, Little, Brown, $27.95 6 5 GONE TOO FAR Suzanne Brockman, Ballantine, $19.95 1 6 TRADING UP Candace Bushnell, Hyperion, $24.95 3 7 JOHNNY ANGEL Danielle Steel, Delacorte, $19.95 3 8 THE LOVELY BONES Alice Sebold, Little, Brown, $21.95 55 9 THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Lauren Weisberger, Doubleday, $21.95 14 10 WHITE DEATH: A NOVEL FROM THE NUMA FILES 5 Clive Cussler with Paul Kemprecos, Putnam, $26.95
NONFICTION WEEKS ON LIST
1 KATE REMEMBERED A. Scott Berg, Putnam, $25.95 2 2 THE SOUTH BEACH DIET Arthur Agatston, M.D., Rodale, $24.95 15 3 LIVING HISTORY Hillary Rodham Clinton, Simon & Schuster, $28 6 4 UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN: A STORY OF VIOLENT FAITH 1 Jon Krakauer, Doubleday, $26 5 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: AN AMERICAN LIFE 3 Walter Isaacson, Simon & Schuster, $30 6 THE ESSENTIAL 55: AN AWARD-WINNING EDUCATOR’S RULES 4 FOR DISCOVERING THE SUCCESSFUL STUDENT IN EVERY CHILD Ron Clark, Hyperion, $19.95 7 TREASON: LIBERAL TREACHERY FROM THE COLD WAR TO THE 4 WAR ON TERRORISM Ann Coulter, Crown, $26.95 8 THE KENNEDY CURSE Edward Klein, St. Martin’s, $24.95 2 9 THE PURPOSE-DRIVEN LIFE Rick Warren, Zondervan, $19.99 25 10 ATKINS FOR LIFE Robert C. Atkins, M.D., St. Martin’s, $24.95 26
SOURCE: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, WEEK OF JULY 14 – JULY 21, 2003
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