New York Times News Service

FICTION Last week/Weeks on list

1. Skipping Christmas, 1/4

by John Grisham

2. Violets are Blue, 2/2

by James Paterson

3. Desecration, 3/5

by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins

4. Last Man Standing, 4/4

by David Baldacci

5. He Sees You When 7/2

You're Sleeping,

by Mary Higgins Clark

and Carol Higgins Clark

6. The Corrections, 5/13

by Jonathan Franzen

7. Flesh and Blood, 11/2

by Jonathan Kellerman

8. The Best-Loved Poems 13/9

of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis,

chosen by Caroline Kennedy

9. The Kiss, 6/6

by Danielle Steel

10. The Sigma Protocol, 8/5

by Robert Ludlum

NONFICTION

1. One Nation, 4/3

by editors of Life Magazine

2. The No Spin Zone, 1/7

by Bill O'Reilly

3. Jack: Straight From the Gut, 3/12

by Jack Welch with John A. Byrne

4. John Adams, 5/28

by David McCullough

5. The Final Days, 2/7

by Barbara Olson

6. Theodore Rex, 10/2

by Edmund Morris

7. The Universe in a Nutshell, 6/4

by Stephen Hawking

8. September 11, 2001, 8/3

by editors of New York Magazine

9. The Lost Son, 7/3

by Bernard B. Kerik

10. New York September 11, 9/2

by Magnum Photographer

ADVICE, HOW-TO

AND MISCELLANEOUS

1. How I Play Golf, 1/8

by Tiger Woods

2. The Prayer of Jabez, 2/41

by Bruce H. Wilkinson

3. Self Matters, 3/3

by Phillip C. McGraw

4. Guinness World Records 2002, 4/9

5. Chicken Soup for the Soul 5/2

Christmas Treasury,

by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen

Rankings reflect sales figures at almost 4,000 bookstores plus wholesalers serving 50,000 other retailers (gift shops, department stores, newsstands, supermarkets), statistically weighted to represent sales in all such outlets nationwide. An (x) indicates that a book's sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above.