Best-sellers

WALLER DISAPPOINTS

It seems Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend is taking a slow waltz down the best-seller chart these days. Although it's currently at No. 4, with more than 2 million copies in print, the book is apparently not living up to expectations. After all, Robert James Waller's first novel, The Bridges of Madison County, is still No. 2 on the list, with more than 4 million copies in print. Neil Roseman of Borders Book Shop in Philadelphia echoes other bookstore managers across the country when he says, ''Slow Waltz just isn't doing that well. I think Waller is overexposed now, with his CD and both books.'' FICTION WEEKS ON LIST

1 Disclosure Michael Crichton, Knopf, $24 4 2 The Bridges Of Madison County Robert James Waller, Warner, $16.95 76 3 Like Water For Chocolate Laura Esquivel, Doubleday, $17.50 43 4 Slow Waltz In Cedar Bend Robert James Waller, Warner, $16.95 14 5 Fatal Cure Robin Cook, Putnam, $22.9 53 6 Bad Love Jonathan Kellerman, Bantam, $22.95 5 7 Honor bound W.E.B. Griffin, Putnam, $22.95 3 8 Smilla's Sense Of Snow Peter Hoeg, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $21 7 9 Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha Roddy Doyle, Viking, $20.95 2 10 Family Blessings LaVyrle Spencer, Putnam, $22.95 1

NONFICTION

1 Embraced By The Light Betty J. Eadie, Gold Leaf Press, $14.95 37 2 The Book Of Virtues: A Treasury Of Great Moral Stories William J. Bennett, Simon & Schuster, $27.50 6 3 Stop The Insanity! Susan Powter, Simon & Schuster, $22 17 4 Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus John Gray, Ph.D., HarperCollins, $22 45 5 Ageless Body, Timeless Mind Deepak Chopra, M.D., Harmony, $22 27 6 The Hidden life of dogs Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, Houghton Mifflin, $18.95 23 7 Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey Now Maya Angelou, Random House, $1718 8 Seinlanguage Jerry Seinfeld, Bantam, $19.95 22 9 Having Our Say Sarah and A. Elizabeth Delany With Amy Hearth, Kodansha, $20 10 10 Soul Mates Thomas Moore, HarperCollins, $25 5

MASS-MARKET PAPERBACKS

1 November Of The Heart LaVyrle Spencer, Jove, $5.99 2 2 Ruby V.C.Andrews, Pocket, $6.50 3 3 Winter Moon Dean Koontz, Ballantine, $6.99 4 4 Degree Of Guilt Richard N. Patterson, Ballantine, $5.99 6 5 Driving Force Dick Francis, Fawcett, $5.99 4 6 Along Came A Spider James Patterson, Warner, $5.99 11 7 The Children Of Men P.D. James, Warner, $6.50 2 8 Prime Witness Steve Martini, Jove, $5.99 3 9 Terminal Robin Cook, Berkley, $5.99 3 10 The Pelican Brief John Grisham, Dell, $6.99 51

Originally posted Feb 18, 1994 Published in issue #210-211 Feb 18, 1994 Order article reprints