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BEST-SELLERS

FAT 'CHANCE'

Who pumped Marc Seidman full of lead and snatched his 6-month-old daughter? Readers are finding out in droves, as Harlan Coben's No Second Chance opens at No. 4 on this week's best-seller chart. One stop down, The Devil Wears Prada author Lauren Weisberger has managed a feat that would be the envy of any catwalk supermodel who's ever balanced a book on her head: Prada has held tight at No. 5 for three weeks straight.

FICTION WEEKS ON LIST

1 THE DA VINCI CODE Dan Brown, Doubleday, $24.95 7 2 THE SECOND TIME AROUND Mary Higgins Clark, Simon & Schuster, $26 3 3 THE GUARDIAN Nicholas Sparks, Warner, $24.95 4 4 NO SECOND CHANCE Harlan Coben, Dutton, $24.95 1 5 THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Lauren Weisberger, Doubleday, $21.95 3 6 ARMAGEDDON: THE COSMIC BATTLE OF THE AGES Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, Tyndale, $24.99 4 7 A COLD HEART Jonathan Kellerman, Ballantine, $26.95 1 8 THE KING OF TORTS John Grisham, Doubleday, $27.95 13 9 THE LOVELY BONES Alice Sebold, Little, Brown, $21.95 44 10 ALL HE EVER WANTED Anita Shreve, Little, Brown, $25.95 3

NONFICTION

1 ATKINS FOR LIFE Robert C. Atkins, M.D., St. Martin's, $24.95 15 2 LEAP OF FAITH: MEMOIRS OF AN UNEXPECTED LIFE Queen Noor, Miramax, $25.95 7 3 THE SOUTH BEACH DIET Arthur Agatston, M.D., Rodale, $24.95 4 4 THE PURPOSE-DRIVEN LIFE Rick Warren, Zondervan, $19.99 14 5 WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY LIFE? Po Bronson, Random House, $24.95 17 6 KRAKATOA: THE DAY THE WORLD EXPLODED: AUGUST 27, 1883 Simon Winchester, HarperCollins, $25.95 3 7 STUPID WHITE MEN...AND OTHER SORRY EXCUSES FOR THE STATE OF THE NATION Michael Moore, ReganBooks, $24.95 44 8 GOOD TO GREAT: WHY SOME COMPANIES MAKE THE LEAP...AND OTHERS DON'T Jim Collins, HarperBusiness, $27.50 39 9 DERELICTION OF DUTY Bill Patterson, Regnery, $27.95 6 10 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? Spencer Johnson, Putnam, $19.95 173

SOURCE: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Originally posted May 23, 2003 Published in issue #711 May 23, 2003 Order article reprints