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BEST-SELLERS

MAKIN' THE BACON

THE TITLE OF TONY HILLERMAN'S new mystery, The Sinister Pig, supposedly comes from a French phrase for the sty's boss porker, the pig that protects the trough and keeps out interlopers. This week, Hillerman himself makes a forceful play to become le porc sinistre of the best-seller chart; the 16th entry in his series starring Navajo tribal cops Leaphorn and Chee enters the holding pen at No. 3.

FICTION WEEKS ON LIST

1 THE DA VINCI CODE Dan Brown, Doubleday, $24.95 8 2 THE SECOND TIME AROUND Mary Higgins Clark, Simon & Schuster, $26 4 3 THE SINISTER PIG Tony Hillerman, HarperCollins, $25.95 1 4 THE GUARDIAN Nicholas Sparks, Warner, $24.95 5 5 THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Lauren Weisberger, Doubleday, $21.95 4 6 NO SECOND CHANCE Harlan Coben, Dutton, $24.95 2 7 THE LOVELY BONES Alice Sebold, Little, Brown, $21.95 45 8 THE KING OF TORTS John Grisham, Doubleday, $27.95 14 9 EXECUTIVE POWER Vince Flynn, Atria, $25 1 10 A COLD HEART Jonathan Kellerman, Ballantine, $26.95 2

NONFICTION

1 THE SOUTH BEACH DIET Arthur Agatston, M.D., Rodale, $24.95 5 2 LEAP OF FAITH: MEMOIRS OF AN UNEXPECTED LIFE Queen Noor, Miramax, $25.95 8 3 ATKINS FOR LIFE Robert C. Atkins, M.D., St. Martin's, $24.95 16 4 THE PURPOSE-DRIVEN LIFE Rick Warren, Zondervan, $19.99 15 5 DEAR MOM: THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING Bradley Trevor Greive, Andrews McMeel, $9.95 3 6 A PATRIOT'S HANDBOOK: SONGS, POEMS, STORIES, AND SPEECHES CELEBRATING THE LAND WE LOVE Caroline Kennedy, Hyperion, $27.95 1 7 ARE YOU HUNGRY, DEAR? LIFE, LAUGHS, AND LASAGNA Doris Roberts with Danelle Morton, St. Martin's, $24.95 1 8 I LOVE YOU, MOM! A CELEBRATION OF OUR MOTHERS AND THEIR GIFTS TO US Foreword by Kelly Ripa, Hyperion, $19.95 1 9 WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY LIFE? Po Bronson, Random House, $24.95 18 10 DERELICTION OF DUTY Bill Patterson, Regnery, $27.95 7

SOURCE: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Originally posted May 30, 2003 Published in issue #712 May 30, 2003 Order article reprints