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HARRY, HULK & HILLARY

At up to $30 a pop multiplied by millions and millions of books sold, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix's opening weekend reportedly outgrossed The Hulk's. (No wonder the green guy's angry.) Scholastic has now printed 9.3 million copies of the monster, which means, at 870 pages apiece, there are approximately 8,091,000,000 pages of Harry 5 in print. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton's memoir continues to sell big.

FICTION WEEKS ON LIST

1 HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $29.99 1 2 THE DA VINCI CODE Dan Brown, Doubleday, $24.95 14 3 THE LAKE HOUSE James Patterson, Little, Brown, $27.95 2 4 THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Lauren Weisberger, Doubleday, $21.95 10 5 THE LOVELY BONES Alice Sebold, Little, Brown, $21.95 51 6 WHITE DEATH: A NOVEL FROM THE NUMA FILES Clive Cussler with Paul Kemprecos, Putnam, $26.95 1 7 THE FACE Dean Koontz, Bantam, $26.95 4 8 DIE IN PLAIN SIGHT Elizabeth Lowell, Morrow, $24.95 1 9 THE GUARDIAN Nicholas Sparks, Warner, $24.95 11 10 THE DOGS OF BABEL Carolyn Parkhurst, Little, Brown, $21.95 2

NONFICTION WEEKS ON LIST

1 LIVING HISTORY Hillary Rodham Clinton, Simon & Schuster, $28 2 2 THE SOUTH BEACH DIET Arthur Agatston, M.D., Rodale, $24.95 11 3 ATKINS FOR LIFE Robert C. Atkins, M.D., St. Martin's, $24.95 22 4 THE PURPOSE-DRIVEN LIFE Rick Warren, Zondervan, $19.99 21 5 MONEYBALL: THE ART OF WINNING AN UNFAIR GAME Michael Lewis, Norton, $24.95 6 6 A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING Bill Bryson, Broadway, $27.50 7 7 AN UNFINISHED LIFE: JOHN F. KENNEDY, 1917 -- 1963 Robert Dallek, Little, Brown, $30 6 8 THE TEAMMATES David Halberstam, Hyperion, $22.95 5 9 WHO'S YOUR CADDY? Rick Reilly, Doubleday, $24.95 5 10 OPEN: INSIDE THE ROPES AT BETHPAGE BLACK John Feinstein, Little, Brown, $25.95 6

SOURCE: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, WEEK OF JUNE 16-22, 2003

OPENING ACTS

''When I became an EMT my friends were confounded. In fact, they thought it was ridiculous. They knew me to be a woman deeply and neurotically terrified of sick and dead people, a raging former urban Jewish hypochondriac on the order of Woody Allen, a sufferer from motion sickness in moving vehicles who always threatened to vomit if I was not allowed the front seat.'' -- From the first chapter of Jane Stern's memoir, AMBULANCE GIRL: HOW I SAVED MYSELF BY BECOMING AN EMT (Crown, $23)

''I denied my father three times, twice before he died, once afterwards.'' -- First line of James Wood's novel THE BOOK AGAINST GOD (FSG, $24)

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