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BEST-SELLERS

SING FOR YOUR SUPPER

Sure, artie bucco took a humiliating beating from that French twerp mid-season on The Sopranos last year, but deep in his heart the bald restaurateur knows his pasta e fagiole could beat the pants off a bowl of beef bourguignon any day. ''His'' Sopranos tie-in, The Sopranos Family Cookbook: As Compiled by Artie Bucco, collecting recipes purportedly from the show's characters, is still a hit after seven weeks on the best-seller list. 350,500 copies in print -- that's a lot of &!*@! ziti.

FICTION WEEKS ON LIST

1 PREY Michael Crichton, HarperCollins, $26.95 3 2 SKIPPING CHRISTMAS John Grisham, Doubleday, $14.95 23 3 THE LOVELY BONES Alice Sebold, Little, Brown, $21.95 25 4 FOUR BLIND MICE James Patterson, Little, Brown, $27.95 4 5 THE CHRISTMAS TRAIN David Baldacci, Warner, $19.95 6 6 HORNET FLIGHT Ken Follett, Dutton, $26.95 2 7 ESTHER'S GIFT Jan Karon, Viking, $10.95 7 8 REVERSIBLE ERRORS Scott Turow, FSG, $28 7 9 FROM A BUICK 8 Stephen King, Scribner, $28 9 10 THE CHRISTMAS SHOES Donna VanLiere, St. Martin's, $14.95 2

NONFICTION

1 BUSH AT WAR Bob Woodward, Simon & Schuster, $28 4 2 THE SOPRANOS FAMILY COOKBOOK Allen Rucker, recipes by Michele Scicolone, Warner, $29.95 7 3 LEADERSHIP Rudolph W. Giuliani with Ken Kurson, Miramax, $25.95 11 4 PORTRAIT OF A KILLER: JACK THE RIPPER -- CASE CLOSED Patricia Cornwell, Putnam, $27.95 5 5 A LONG WAY FROM HOME: GROWING UP IN THE AMERICAN HEARTLAND Tom Brokaw, Random House, $24.95 6 6 JOURNALS Kurt Cobain, Riverhead, $29.95 6 7 THE POWER OF NOW: A GUIDE TO SPIRITUAL ENLIGHTENMENT Eckhart Tolle, New World Library, $22.95 3 8 EVERYDAY GRACE: HAVING HOPE, FINDING FORGIVENESS, AND MAKING MIRACLES Marianne Williamson, Riverhead, $19.95 3 9 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? Spencer Johnson, Putnam, $19.95 154 10 GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2003 Guinness Publishing, $27.95 5

SOURCE: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Originally posted Jan 10, 2003 Published in issue #690 Jan 10, 2003 Order article reprints