Originally created 11/30/97

Bestsellers



Here are the weekly charts for the nation's most popular books as reported by Publishers Weekly.

Hardcover fiction

1.Cat & Mouse, by James Patterson (Little, Brown)

2.The Ghost, by Danielle Steel (Delacorte)

3.Cold Mountain, by Charles Frazier (Atlantic Monthly)

4.Violin, by Anne Rice (Knopf)

5.Another City, Not My Own, by Dominick Dunne (Crown)

6.The Letter, by Richard Paul Evans (Simon & Schuster)

7.The Matarese Countdown, by Robert Ludlum (Bantam)

8.Flood Tide, by Clive Cussler (Simon & Schuster)

9.Lucky You, by Carl Hiaasen (Knopf)

10.Come the Spring, by Julie Garwood (Pocket)

11.Wobegon Boy, by Garrison Keillor (Viking)

12.The Angel of Darkness, by Caleb Carr (Random House)

13.The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy (Random House)

14.Underworld, by Don DeLillo (Scribner)

15.Comanche Moon, by Larry McMurtry (Simon & Schuster)

Hardcover nonfiction

1.Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, by John Berendt (Random House)

2.The Dark Side of Camelot, by Seymour M. Hersh (Little, Brown)

3.Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakauer (Villard)

4.Angela's Ashes, by Frank McCourt (Scribner)

5.Joy of Cooking, by Irma S. Rombauer (Scribner)

6.Citizen Soldiers, by Stephen E. Ambrose (Simon & Schuster)

7.Simple Abundance, by Sarah Ban Breathnack (Warner)

8.Making Faces, by Kevyn Aucoin (Little, Brown)

9.The Perfect Storm, by Sebastian Junger (Norton)

10.Diana: Her True Story, by Andrew Morton (Simon & Schuster)

11.Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, by John Gray (HarperCollins)

12.The Man Who Listens to Horses,by Monty Roberts (Random House)

13.Don't Worry, Make Money, by Richard Carlson (Hyperion)

14.The Royals, by Kitty Kelley (Warner)

15.Tuesdays With Morrie, by Mitch Albom (Doubleday)

MASS MARKET PAPERBACKS

1.Tom Clancy's Power Plays: Politika, by Tom Clancy and Martin Greenberg (Berkley)

2.Total Control, by David Baldacci (Warner Vision)

3.Airframe, by Michael Crichton (Ballantine)

4.Jack & Jill, by James Patterson (Warner Vision)

5.Kiss the Girls, by James Patterson (Warner)

6.Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, by Robert C. Atkins (Avon)

7.The Clinic, by Jonathan Kellerman (Bantam)

8.Starship Troopers, by Robert A. Heinlein (Ace)

9.This Year It Will Be Different, by Maeve Binchy (Dell)

10.Say You Love Me, by Johanna Lindsey (Avon)

11.Unfinished Symphony' by V.C. Andrews (Pocket)

12.The List, by Steve Martini (Jove)

13.The MacGregor Brides, by Nora Roberts (Silhouette)

14.Sole Survivor, by Dean Koontz (Ballantine)

15.Underboss, by Peter Maas (HarperPaperbacks)

TRADE PAPERBACKS

1.The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass, by Stephen King (Plume)

2.Don't Sweat the Small Stuff ..., by Richard Carlson (Hyperion)

3.Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, by J. Canfield, M.V. Hansen And K. Kirberger (HCI)

4.A Virtuous Woman, by Kaye Gibbons (Vintage)

5.Ellen Foster, by Kaye Gibbons (Vintage)

6.Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul, by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jennifer Read Hawthorne, Marci Shimoff (HCI)

7.Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul, by J. Canfield, M.V. Hansen, and Jennifer Hawthorne and Marci Shimoff (Health Communications)

8.A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest J. Gaines (Vintage)

9.Undaunted Courage, by Stephen E. Ambrose (S&S/Touchstone)

10.Under the Tuscan Sun, by Frances Mayes (Broadway)

11.The Color of Water, by James McBride (Riverhead)

12.A Civil Action, by Jonathan Harr (Vintage)

13.Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer (Doubleday)

14.Seven Years in Tibet, by Heinrich Harrer (Archer)

15.Girlfriends, by Carmen Renee (Wildcat Canyon Press)