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1,1,32 The Testament, by John Grisham (Dell, $11.99). 2,1,21 Hannibal, by Thomas Harris (Dell, $11.99). 3,1,26 The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver (HarperCollins, $20.95). 4,2,54 Memoirs Of A Geisha, by Arthur Golden (Random House, $17.95). 5,2,12 While I Was Gone, by Sue Miller (Ballantine, $19.95). 6,1,8 Timeline, by Michael Crichton (Ballantine, $11.99). 7,1,10 Hearts In Atlantis, by Stephen King (Pocket, $10.99). 8,1,11 Ashes To Ashes, by Tami Hoag (Bantam, $10.99). 9,1,11 We'll Meet Again, by Mary Higgins Clark (Pocket, $10.99). 10,1,12 Monsoon, by Wilbur Smith (McClelland & Stewart, $10.99). 11,1,7 Black Notice, by Patricia Cornwell (Berkley, $10.99). 12,1,9 The Killing Game, by Iris Johansen (Bantam, $9.99). 13,2,18 Where The Heart Is, by Billie Letts (Warner, $14.99). 14,2,12 A Map Of The World, by Jane Hamilton (Anchor, $17.95). 15,2,9 Death Du Jour, by Kathy Reichs (Pocket, $9.99). 16,1,8 Bittersweet, by Danielle Steel (Dell, $10.99). 17,1,8 Harm Done, by Ruth Rendell (Seal, $9.99). 18,2,76 Snow Falling On Cedars, by David Guterson (Vintage Canada, $16.95). 19,1,10 Saving Faith, by David Baldacci (Warner, $10.99). 20,1,11 Second Wind, by Dick Francis (McClelland & Stewart, $10.99). 21,1,13 Green Mile, by Stephen King (Pocket, $10.99). 22,2,7 Irresistible Forces, by Danielle Steel (Delacorte, $10.99). 23,2,6 In Pursuit Of The Proper Sinner, by Elizabeth George (Bantam, $10.99). 24,3,6 Certain Prey, by John Sandford (Berkley, $10.99). 25,2,8 Fortune's Hand, by Belva Plain (Dell, $10.99).

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1,1,66 Tuesdays With Morrie, by Mitch Albom (Doubleday, $27.95). 2,1,49 'Tis, by Frank McCourt (Scribner,$38.50). 3,1,25 The Rock Says, by The Rock (HarperCollins, $39.50). 4,1,32 Have A Nice Day, by Mick (Mankind) Foley (HarperCollins, $39.50). 5,1,26 In A Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson (Doubleday Canada, $32.95). 6,1,7 Canada: A People's History, by Don Gillmor and Pierre Turgeon (McClelland & Stewart, $60). 7,1,12 The Beatles Anthology, by The Beatles (Chronicle, $92). 8,1,24 Ten Things I Wish I'd Known, by Maria Shriver (Warner, $27.95). 9,2,11 On Writing, by Stephen King (Scribner, $33). 10,2,9 Trudeau Albums, by Peter Gzowski et al (Penguin, $50). 11,1,80 Conversations With God, Book I, by Neale Donald Walsch (Putnam, $26.95). 12,5,25 The Millionaire Mind, by Thomas J. Stanley (Andrews McMeel, $39.95). 13,4,10 No Logo, by Naomi Klein (Knopf Canada, $35.95). 14,2,3 Trudeau, by Roy MacGregor (Key Porter, $29.95). 15,5,3 Celine Dion: My Story, by Celine Dion (HarperCollins Canada, $35). 16,4,10 A Bodyguard's Story, by Trevor Rees-Jones (Warner, $32.95). 17,3,2 The Queen Of Curling, by Perry Lefko and Shannon England (Stoddart, $26.95). 18,4,7 The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown, $34.95). 19,2,2 Century Of Hockey, edited by Steve Dryden (McClelland & Stewart, $32.99). 20,10,1 Stompin' Tom And The Connors Tone, by Tom Connors (Penguin, $35). 21,4,3 Uncle John's All Purpose Extra Strength Bathroom Reader, by Bathroom Readers Institute (Raincoast, $24.95). 22,3,8 The Nature Of Economies, by Jane Jacobs (Random House Canada, $29.95). 23,4,2 The Rights Revolution, by Michael Ignatieff (Anansi, $16.95). 24,5,2 Disaster Canada: From The 1700's To Today, by Janet Looker (Lynx Images, $24.95). 25,5,7 Bret 'Hitman' Hart, by Bret Hart with Perry Lefko (Stoddart, $19.99).


1,1,56 Angela's Ashes, by Frank McCourt (Touchstone, $10.99). 2,1,103 The Perfect Storm, by Sebastian Junger (HarperCollins, $8.99). 3,1,16 'Tis, by Frank McCourt (Scribner, $21). 4,1,129 Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakauer (Anchor, $9.99). 5,4,21 Guns, Germs, And Steel, by Jared Diamond (Norton, $19.99). 6,3,26 The Elegant Universe, by Brian Greene (Vintage, $22.50). 7,2,10 And Never Let Her Go, by Ann Rule (Pocket, $10.99). 8,1,7 Wanted Words, by Jane Farrow (Stoddart, $9.99). 9,2,48 Under The Tuscan Sun, by Frances Mayes (Broadway, $19.95). 10,2,19 Girl, Interrupted, by Susanna Kaysen (Vintage, $17.95). 11,2,41 A Child Called 'It', by David Pelzer (Health Communications, $15.95). 12,3,9 Hells Angels At War, by Yves Lavigne (HarperCollins, $10.99). 13,2,21 Blue Trust, by Stevie Cameron (Seal, $10.99). 14,4,7 The First World War, by John Keegan (Vintage, $22.95). 15,1,55 Boom Bust & Echo 2000, by David K. Foot with Daniel Stoffman (Stoddart, $24.95). 16,4,10 Godforsaken Sea, by Derek Lundy (Seal, $9.99). 17,2,8 Have A Nice Day, by Mick (Mankind) Foley (HarperCollins, $10.99). 18,2,10 Bella Tuscany, by Frances Mayes (Random House, $22). 19,2,19 Canadian Crimes, by Max Haines (Penguin, $8.99). 20,2,27 The Professor And The Madman, by Simon Winchester (HarperCollins, $19). 21,6,9 A Brief History Of Time, by Stephen Hawking (Bantam, $19.95). 22,2,24 Canadian Sayings, by Bill Casselman (McArthur & Company, $8.99). 23,3,9 The Enforcer, by Adrian Humphreys (HarperCollins, $8.99). 24,8,10 Scattered Minds, by Gabor Mate (Random House, $22.95). 25,2,6 J. K. Rowling: The Wizard Behind Harry Potter, by Marc Shapiro (Griffin, $7.99).


The History of the Future, by David A. Wilson (McArthur & Co., $29.95). University of Toronto professor Wilson studies the futures that were imagined by the past.


Rhymes with Useless, by Terence Young (Raincoast, $18.95). B.C. writer Young offers 13 masterly portraits of families in trouble and lives in transition. The bestseller list is compiled by The Globe and Mail using sales figures from 450 bookstores across Canada, including chains (all Chapters, SmithBooks and Coles bookstores) and independent retailers.

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