The old-guard superauthor has displaced the new-school superauthor. With the launch of his latest legal thriller, ”The Last Juror,” John Grisham has knocked ”The Da Vinci Code”’s Dan Brown off the No. 1 perch he’s been enjoying since November. In other debuts, Laurell K. Hamilton’s ”Seduced by Moonlight” is No. 4.
1 THE LAST JUROR John Grisham, Doubleday, $27.95 1 2 THE DA VINCI CODE Dan Brown, Doubleday, $24.95 46 3 THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN Mitch Albom, Hyperion, $19.95 19 4 SEDUCED BY MOONLIGHT Laurell K. Hamilton, Ballantine, $23.95 1 5 DIVIDED IN DEATH J.D. Robb, Putnam, $21.95 2 6 THE AMATEUR MARRIAGE Anne Tyler, Knopf, $24.95 5 7 THE ZERO GAME Brad Meltzer, Warner, $25.95 3 8 ABSOLUTE FRIENDS John le Carre, Little, Brown, $26.95 4 9 NEW SPRING Robert Jordan, Tor, $22.95 5 10 THE CAT WHO TALKED TURKEY Lilian Jackson Braun, Putnam, $23.95 2
1 THE SOUTH BEACH DIET Arthur Agatston, M.D., Rodale, $24.95 43 2 THE PROPER CARE & FEEDING OF HUSBANDS Dr. Laura Schlessinger, HarperCollins, $24.95 5 3 THE PURPOSE-DRIVEN LIFE Rick Warren, Zondervan, $19.99 53 4 THE AUTOMATIC MILLIONAIRE: A POWERFUL ONE-STEP PLAN TO LIVE AND FINISH RICH David Bach, Broadway, $19.95 6 5 THE PRICE OF LOYALTY: GEORGE W. BUSH, THE WHITE HOUSE, AND THE EDUCATION OF PAUL O’NEILL Ron Suskind, Simon & Schuster, $26 4 6 THE ULTIMATE WEIGHT SOLUTION: THE 7 KEYS TO WEIGHT LOSS FREEDOM Dr. Phil McGraw, Free Press, $26 21 7 AMERICAN DYNASTY: ARISTOCRACY, FORTUNE, AND THE POLITICS OF DECEIT IN THE HOUSE OF BUSH Kevin Phillips, Viking, $25.95 5 8 GIVE ME A BREAK: HOW I EXPOSED HUCKSTERS, CHEATS, AND SCAM ARTISTS AND BECAME THE SCOURGE OF THE LIBERAL MEDIA… John Stossel, HarperCollins, $24.95 2 9 BLINDSIDED: LIFTING A LIFE ABOVE ILLNESS – A RELUCTANT MEMOIR Richard M. Cohen, HarperCollins, $23.95 1 10 THE PRESENT: THE GIFT THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY AND SUCCESSFUL IN WORK AND IN LIFE Spencer Johnson, Doubleday, $19.95 8
SOURCE: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, WEEK OF FEB. 2-8, 2004
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”Dear Hannah! Why is love rich beyond all other possible human experiences and a sweet burden to those seized in its grasp? Because we become what we love and yet remain ourselves. Then we want to thank the beloved, but find nothing that suffices.” – Opening of a 1925 letter from Martin Heidegger to his student, fellow philosopher Hannah Arendt, in LETTERS 1925-1975 (Harcourt, $28)
”The city was filled with the smell of paint and the scratch of ink on the contracts. There were times when you couldn’t walk the streets for fear of falling into some pit or mire left by constant building…. What I hear described even now as a Golden Age was then simply the fashion of the day.” – From the first chapter of Sarah Dunant’s novel about 16th-century Florence, THE BIRTH OF VENUS (Random House, $21.95)