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FRANKEN SHINE

Comedian Al Franken, author of ''Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them,'' sure must be grateful to Fox News, and not just because the suing suers who sued him dropped their suit. The ensuing avalanche of publicity takes ''Lies'' nearly to the top of the chart this week, where it nests at No. 2, right behind Arthur Agatston's ''The South Beach Diet.'' Meanwhile, the reading readers who read Tess Gerritsen mysteries propelled ''The Sinner'' to No. 6, making it the week's top fiction debut.

FICTION WEEKS ON LIST

1 The Teeth Of The Tiger Tom Clancy, Putnam, $27.95 2

2 THE DA VINCI CODE Dan Brown, Doubleday, $24.95 23

3 HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX 10 J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $29.99

4 THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA 19 Lauren Weisberger, Doubleday, $21.95

5 A PLACE OF HIDING Elizabeth George, Bantam, $26.95 4

6 THE SINNER Tess Gerritsen, Ballantine, $24.95 1

7 SENSE OF EVIL Kay Hooper, Bantam, $23.95 1

8 THE LOVELY BONES Alice Sebold, Little, Brown, $21.95 60

9 BLINDSIDE Catherine Coulter, Putnam, $25.95 4

10 NAKED EMPIRE Terry Goodkind, Tor, $29.95 5

NONFICTION WEEKS ON LIST

1 THE SOUTH BEACH DIET 20 Arthur Agatston, M.D., Rodale, $24.95

2 LIES AND THE LYING LIARS WHO TELL THEM -- A FAIR 1 AND BALANCED LOOK AT THE RIGHT Al Franken, Dutton, $24.95

3 THE ESSENTIAL 55: AN AWARD-WINNING EDUCATOR'S RULES 9 FOR DISCOVERING THE SUCCESSFUL STUDENT IN EVERY CHILD Ron Clark, Hyperion, $19.95

4 THE PURPOSE-DRIVEN LIFE 30 Rick Warren, Zondervan, $19.99

5 UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN: A STORY OF VIOLENT FAITH 6 Jon Krakauer, Doubleday, $26

6 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: AN AMERICAN LIFE 8 Walter Isaacson, Simon & Schuster, $30

7 TREASON: LIBERAL TREACHERY FROM THE COLD WAR TO THE 9 WAR ON TERRORISM Ann Coulter, Crown, $26.95

8 KATE REMEMBERED A. Scott Berg, Putnam, $25.95 7

9 LIVING HISTORY 11 Hillary Rodham Clinton, Simon & Schuster, $28

10 ATKINS FOR LIFE 31 Robert C. Atkins, M.D., St. Martin's, $24.95

NEW IN PAPERBACK

MIDDLESEX Jeffrey Eugenides (Picador, $15) People were getting worried. Then, nine years later, Eugenides finally produced this epic follow-up to The Virgin Suicides, his auspicious debut, and it blew past expectations to win the Pulitzer Prize. It's the story of a Greek-American hermaphrodite.

CARAMELO Sandra Cisneros (Vintage, $13.95) Young Lala's summer stay with ''Awful Grandmother'' is the motor that drives Cisneros' warm family tale.

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