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 including the two named below. The figures are processed to represent the sales records of each title in all such stores across the country. -*** Novel Idea Kingston, Ont. (613) 546-9799 -*** A Small Book Shop Kitchener, Ont. (519) 743-8741 -*** Copper Beech Books Surrey, B.C. (604) 594-2627 -*** Stonetown Books St. Mary's, Ont. (519) 284-0322 -*** THREE NUMBERS PRECEDING EACH BOOK: THIS WEEK, LAST WEEK, and NUMBER OF WEEKS ON LIST **
1,1,2 Anil's Ghost, by Michael Ondaatje (McClelland & Stewart, $34.99). 2,3,10 The Brethren, by John Grisham (Doubleday, $39.95). 3,-,1 Wedding, by Danielle Steele (Delacorte, $37.95). 4,2,7 Daughter Of Fortune, by Isabel Allende (HarperCollins, $39.50). 5,4,2 Back Roads, by Tawni O'Dell (Viking, $34.99). 6,6,23 A Good House, by Bonnie Burnard (HarperFlamingo Canada, $29). 7,5,6 Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason, by Helen Fielding (Penguin, $37.95). 8,7,6 Dressing Up For The Carnival, by Carol Shields (Random House Canada, $32.95). 9,-,1 Wicked Widow, by Amanda Quick (Bantam, $35.95). 10,9,25 No Great Mischief, by Alistair MacLeod (McClelland & Stewart, $32.95).
1,1,15 The Testament, by John Grisham (Dell, $11.99). 2,2,4 Single And Single, by John le Carré (Penguin, $10.99). 3,-,1 Fortune's Hand, by Belva Plain (Dell, $10.99). 4,3,6 Bittersweet, by Danielle Steel (Dell, $10.99). 5,-,1 Joining, by Johanna Lindsey (HarperCollins, $9.99). 6,4,6 Certain Prey, by John Sandford (Berkley, $10.99). 7,-,1 Net Force 3: Night Moves, by Tom Clancy (Berkley, $10.99). 8,5,13 Green Mile, by Stephen King (Pocket, $10.99). 9,-,1 Bedford Square, by Anne Perry (Ballantine, $9.99). 10,7,6 Soul Of The Fire, by Terry Goodkind (Tor, $9.99).
1,1,27 Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, by J. K. Rowling (Bloomsbury, $9.95). 2,2,24 The Seat Of The Soul, by Gary Zukav (Fireside, $19.25). 3,-,1 Eating Well for Optimum Health, by Andrew Weill (Random House, $38). 4,4,22 Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, by J. K. Rowling (Raincoast, $19.95). 5,5,27 Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, by J. K. Rowling (Raincoast, $19.95).
1,1,30 Tuesdays With Morrie, by Mitch Albom (Doubleday, $27.95). 2,4,20 Have A Nice Day, by Mick Foley (Mankind) (HarperCollins, $39.50). 3,2,29 'Tis, by Frank McCourt (Scribner, $38.50). 4,3,14 The Rock Says, by The Rock (HarperCollins, $39.50). 5,9,3 The Nature Of Economies, by Jane Jacobs (Random House Canada, $29.95). 6,6,4 Bret Hitman Hart, by Bret Hart with Perry Lefko (Stoddart, $19.99). 7,5,3 A Bodyguard's Story, by Trevor Rees-Jones (Warner, $32.95). 8,-,68 Conversations With God, Book I, by Neale Donald Walsch (Putnam, $26.95). 9,7,9 The Millionaire Mind, by Thomas J. Stanley (Andrews McMeel, $39.95). 10,-,2 The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown, $34.95).
1,1,20 Angela's Ashes, by Frank McCourt (Touchstone, $10.99). 2,-,17 Canadian Crimes, by Max Haines (Penguin, $8.99). 3,4,104 Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakauer (Anchor, $9.99). 4,7,10 Girl, Interrupted, by Susanna Kaysen (Vintage, $17.95). 5,3,5 The Elegant Universe, by Brian Greene (Vintage, $22.50). 6,6,53 Boom Bust & Echo 2000, by David K. Foot with Daniel Stoffman (Stoddart, $24.95). 7,-,1 Bella Tuscany, by Frances Mayes (Random House, $22). 8,5,7 Perfect Murder, Perfect Town, by Lawrence Schiller (HarperCollins, $10.99). 9,-,36 A Child Called 'It', by David Pelzer (Health Communications, $15.95). 10,-,21 Canadian Sayings, by Bill Casselman (McArthur & Company, $8.99).
Anil's Ghost, by Michael Ondaatje (McClelland & Stewart, $34.99). Ondaatje's much-anticipated new novel is his finest work.
Africa In My Blood: An Autobiography in Letters, by Jane Goodall, edited by Dale Peterson (Houghton Mifflin, $39.95). Ground-breaking primatologist Goodall's letters bring her well-known chimp stories to life.