BEST SELLERS: October 13, 2002

Published: October 13, 2002


This Last On

Week Week List Fiction

1 1 FROM A BUICK 8, by Stephen King. (Scribner, $28.) An abandoned 1954 Buick Roadmaster turns out to be a conduit to another, evil dimension.

2 2 14 THE LOVELY BONES, by Alice Sebold. (Little, Brown, $21.95.) A 14-year-old girl looks down from heaven as she describes what happens in the aftermath of her kidnapping and murder.

3 1 2 NIGHTS IN RODANTHE, by Nicholas Sparks. (Warner, $22.95.) After her husband leaves her for someone younger, a 45-year-old woman finds romance in a small town on the North Carolina coast.

4 3 2 BLESSINGS, by Anna Quindlen. (Random House, $24.95.) When the young caretaker of an estate finds a newborn girl in a box, his employer, an 80-year-old matriarch, decides to help him keep the baby.

5 4 8 RED RABBIT, by Tom Clancy. (Putnam, $28.95.) In the early 1980's, when he is a novice in the C.I.A., Jack Ryan must act to thwart a Soviet plot against Pope John Paul II.

6 5 2 KILLJOY, by Julie Garwood. (Ballantine, $25.95.) A crime analyst for the F.B.I. tries to rescue her aunt from the clutches of a fiendishly brilliant killer.

7 9 2 DUNE: THE BUTLERIAN JIHAD, by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. (Tor/Tom Doherty, $27.95.) War erupts between humans and ''thinking machines''; a prequel to Frank Herbert's science fiction series.

8 6 2 SHRINK RAP, by Robert B. Parker. (Putnam, $24.95.) The private investigator Sunny Randall is hired as a bodyguard to protect a best-selling author from a stalker -- her psychotherapist ex-husband.

9 10 3 THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE, by Michel Faber. (Harcourt, $26.) In Victorian London, a 19-year-old prostitute tries to secure a better life.

10 7 2 *LULLABY, by Chuck Palahniuk. (Doubleday, $24.95.) A reporter sets out to eliminate all library copies of an anthology containing a dangerous African chant that has turned him into an involuntary serial killer.

11 11 30 THE NANNY DIARIES, by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus. (St. Martin's, $24.95.) A satirical look at New Yorkers through the eyes of an East Side nanny.

12 12 8 STANDING IN THE RAINBOW, by Fannie Flagg. (Random House, $25.95.) Life in Elmwood Springs, Mo., from 1946 to the present.

13 8 5 DARK HORSE, by Tami Hoag. (Bantam, $26.95.) As she searches for a kidnapped teenage girl, a disgraced former policewoman discovers the unsavory side of Palm Beach's glittering equestrian set.

14 13 5 THE VOYAGE OF THE JERLE SHANNARA: Morgawr, by Terry Brooks. (Del Rey/Ballantine, $27.95.) The third volume in a fantasy series.

15 1 *THE LAST GIRLS, by Lee Smith. (Shannon Ravenel/ Algonquin, $24.95.) Four women recreate a trip down the Mississippi River that they took during college.


This Last On

Week Week List Nonfiction

1 1 6 LET'S ROLL! by Lisa Beamer with Ken Abraham. (Tyndale, $24.99.) A memoir by the wife of Todd Beamer, one of the passengers on United Flight 93, the hijacked jet that crashed in Pennsylvania on Sept. 11.

2 3 6 LET FREEDOM RING, by Sean Hannity. (ReganBooks/HarperCollins, $25.95.) The conservative commentator surveys domestic and foreign issues after Sept. 11. (+)

3 2 6 LONGITUDES AND ATTITUDES, by Thomas L. Friedman. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $26.) Notes and reflections on Sept. 11, by a columnist for The New York Times.

4 1 ABRAHAM, by Bruce Feiler. (Morrow, $23.95.) Judaism, Christianity and Islam as seen through the story of one man.

5 1 NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE, by Christopher Reeve. (Random House, $19.95.) Meditations on overcoming hardships by the actor who was paralyzed after a horseback-riding accident seven years ago.

6 14 2 SANDY KOUFAX, by Jane Leavy. (HarperCollins, $23.95.) A biography of the great pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers.