Originally created 02/13/98

Weekly bestsellers



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

Hardcover fiction

1.Paradise, by Toni Morrison (Knopf)

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

3.Fear Nothing, by Dean Koontz (Bantam)

4.The Winner, by David Baldacci (Warner)

5.Black and Blue, by Anna Quindlen (Random House)

Hardcover

nonfiction

1.Simple Abundance, by Sarah Ban Breathnach (Warner)

2.The Millionaire Next Door, by Thomas Stanley and William Danko (Longstreet)

3.Talking to Heaven, by James Van Praagh (Dutton)

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

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

Mass market

paperbacks

1.The Partner, by John Grisham (Dell/Island)

2.Hornet's Nest, by Patricia Cornwell (Berkley)

3.The Notebook, by Nicholas Sparks (Warner Vision)

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

5.An Angel for Emily, by Jude Deveraux (Pocket)

Trade paperbacks

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

2.Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, by Canfield, Hansen and Kirberger (HCI)

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

4.James Cameron's Titanic, by Ed Marsh (HarperPerennial)

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

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

7.The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey (Fireside/S&S)

8 Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul, by Canfield, Hansen, Hawthorne and Shimoff (HCI)

9 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1998, by Robert Famighetti (World Almanac Books)

10.The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family, by Matt Groening (HarperPerennial)

11.Ellen Foster, by Kaye Gibbons (Vintage)

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

13.Into the Wild, by Jon Krahauer (Doubleday/Anchor)

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

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