1. “The Da Vinci Code,” by Dan Brown (Doubleday)

2. “The Five People You Meet in Heaven,” by Mitch Albom


3. “The Big Bad Wolf,” by James Patterson (Little, Brown)

4. “Wolves of the Calla,” by

Stephen King (Scribner/Grant)

5. “Bleachers,” by John Grisham (Doubleday)

6. “Eragon: Inheritance,” by Christopher Paolini (Knopf)

7. “Trojan Odyssey,” by Clive Cussler (Putnam)

8. “Odd Thomas,” by Dean Koontz (Bantam)

9. “Blow Fly,” by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam)

10. “Skipping Christmas,” by John Grisham (Doubleday)

11. “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” by J.K.Rowling (Scholastic)

12. “Shepherds Abiding,” by Jan Karon (Viking)

13. “The Hornet’s Nest” by Jimmy Carter (Simon & Schuster)

14. “Safe Harbour” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte)

15. “The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton Mifflin)


1. “The Purpose-Driven Life” by Rick Warren (Zondervan)

2. “Who’s Looking Out For You? ” by Bill O’Reilly (Broadway)

3. “The South Beach Diet” by Arthur Agatston (Rodale Press)

4. “Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them” by Al Franken (Dutton)

5. “Flyboys: A True Story Of Courage” by James Bradley (Little, Brown)

6. “Dude, Where’s My Country” by Michael Moore (Warner)

7. “The World According to Mister Rogers” by Fred Rogers (Hyperion)

8. “Ultimate Weight Solution” by Phil McGraw (Free Press)

9. “The Present” by Spencer Johnson (Doubleday)

10. “Benjamin Franklin: An American Life” by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster)

11. “America 24/7” by Rick Smolan and David Elliott Cohen (DK)

12. “Living History” by Hillary Rodham Clinton (Simon & Schuster)

13. “Every Second Counts” by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins (Broadway)

14. “From Emeril’s Kitchen” by Emeril Lagasse (HarperCollins)

15. “Short History of Nearly Everything” by Bill Bryson (Broadway Books)
The Wall Street Journal’s list reflects nationwide sales of hardcover books during the week ended last Saturday at more than 2,500 B. Dalton, Barnes & Noble, Bookland, Books-a-Million, Books & Co., Bookstar, Bookstop, Borders, Brentano’s, Coles, Coopersmith, Crown, Doubleday, Scribners, Super Crown and Waldenbooks stores, as well as sales from online retailers barnesandnoble.com and Amazon.com.

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