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BEST-SELLERS

LEO THE LION

Remember the name: Robert Langdon. He's the Harvard symbologist who finds clues to a murder hidden in the works of Leonardo Da Vinci in Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, which roars straight to No. 1 on this week's best-seller chart. Brown plans to continue the character in more books; given Code's fast break out of the gate, we may have another Jack Ryan or Dirk Pitt on our hands.

FICTION WEEKS ON LIST 1 THE DA VINCI CODE Dan Brown, Doubleday, $24.95 1 2 THE KING OF TORTS John Grisham, Doubleday, $27.95 7 3 THE JESTER James Patterson and Andrew Gross, Little, Brown, $27.95 3 4 THE LOVELY BONES Alice Sebold, Little, Brown, $21.95 38 5 DATING GAME Danielle Steel, Delacorte, $26.95 3 6 THE VANISHED MAN Jeffrey Deaver, Simon & Schuster, $25 2 7 THE RELUCTANT SUITOR Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, Morrow, $24.95 1 8 BACK STORY Robert B. Parker, Putnam, $24.95 2 9 SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME Judith McNaught, Atria, $25 5 10 CROSSROADS OF TWILIGHT Robert Jordan, Tor, $29.95 11

NONFICTION

1 ATKINS FOR LIFE Robert C. Atkins, M.D., St. Martin's, $24.95 9 2 THE PURPOSE-DRIVEN LIFE Rick Warren, Zondervan, $19.99 8 3 LEAP OF FAITH: MEMOIRS OF AN UNEXPECTED LIFE Queen Noor, Miramax, $25.95 1 4 THE POWER OF FULL ENGAGEMENT: MANAGING ENERGY, NOT TIME, IS THE KEY TO HIGH PERFORMANCE AND PERSONAL RENEWAL Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz, Free Press, $26 2 5 THE SAVAGE NATION: SAVING AMERICA FROM THE LIBERAL ASSAULT ON OUR BORDERS, LANGUAGE, AND CULTURE Michael Savage, WND Books, $24.99 11 6 STUPID WHITE MEN...AND OTHER SORRY EXCUSES FOR THE STATE OF THE NATION Michael Moore, ReganBooks, $24.95 38 7 THE LAWS OF MONEY, THE LESSONS OF LIFE SUZE ORMAN, Free Press, $26 4 8 JARHEAD: A MARINE'S CHRONICLE OF THE GULF WAR AND OTHER BATTLES Anthony Swofford, Scribner, $24 3 9 THE HUNT FOR BIN LADEN Robin Moore, Random House, $24.95 3 10 WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY LIFE? Po Bronson, Random House, $24.95 11 SOURCE: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Originally posted Apr 11, 2003 Published in issue #704 Apr 11, 2003 Order article reprints
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