Originally created 04/18/99

Best selling books



The following are the nation's best selling books this week according to Publishers Weekly.

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. Bittersweet, by Danielle Steel (Delacorte)

2. The Testament, by John Grisham (Doubleday)

3. Vittorio the Vampire, by Anne Rice (Knopf)

4. Tara Road, by Maeve Binchy (Delacorte)

5. River's End, by Nora Roberts (Putnam)

6. Ashes to Ashes, by Tami Hoag (Bantam)

7. Single & Single, by John le Carre (Scribner)

8. Abide with Me, by E. Lynn Harris (Doubleday)

9. Hush Money, by Robert B. Parker (Putnam)

10. The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver (HarperFlamingo)

11. Apollyon, by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins (Tyndale House)

12. Vector, by Robin Cook (Putnam)

13. Southern Cross, by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam)

14. A Sudden Change of Heart, by Barbara Taylor Bradford (Doubleday)

15. Best American Short Stories of the Century, edited by Janet Silver (Houghton Mifflin)

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. All Too Human, by George Stephanopoulos (Little, Brown)

2. Yesterday I Cried, by Iyanla Vanzant (Simon & Schuster)

3. The Greatest Generation, by Tom Brokaw (Random House)

4. The Courage to Be Rich, by Suze Orman (Riverhead)

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

6. Something More, by Sarah Ban Breathnach (Warner)

7. Business at the Speed of Thought, by Bill Gates (Warner)

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

9. One Day My Soul Just Opened Up, by Iyanla Vanzant (Fireside)

10. The Century, by Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster (Doubleday)

11. The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom, by Suze Orman (Crown)

12. The Art of Happiness, by the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler (Riverhead)

13. The Majors, by John Feinstein (Little, Brown)

14. Sugar Busters! by Steward, Bethea, Andrews, Balart (Ballantine)

15. Monica's Story, by Andrew Morton (St. Martin's)

MASS MARKET PAPERBACKS

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

2. You Belong to Me, by Mary Higgins Clark (Pocket)

3. The Street Laywer, by John Grisham (Dell/Island)

4. Protein Power, by Michael R. Eades and Mary Dan Eades (Bantam)

5. Message in a Bottle, by Nicholas Sparks (Warner Vision)

6. The Notebook, by Nicholas Sparks (Warner)

7. The Long Road Home, by Danielle Steel (Dell)

8. Fortunes of War, by Stephen Coonts (St. Martin's)

9. Coast Road, by Barbara Delinsky (Pocket Star)

10. The MacGregors: Daniel and Ian, by Nora Roberts (Silhouette)

11. Conspiracy in Death, by J.D. Robb (Berkley)

12. October Sky, by Homer H. Hickam Jr. (Dell)

13. Black and Blue, by Anna Quindlen (Dell)

14. Talking to Heaven, James Van Praagh (Signet)

15. The Coffin Dancer, by Jeffrey Deaver (Pocket Books)

TRADE PAPERBACKS

1. The Pilot's Wife, by Anita Shreve (Back Bay Books)

2. The Reader, by Bernhard Schlink (Vintage)

3. Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden (Vintage)

4. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, by Rebecca Wells (HarperPerennial)

5. Charming Billy, by Alice McDermott (Delta)

6. Where the Heart Is, by Billie Letts (Warner)

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

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

9. A Widow for One Year, by John Irving (Ballantine)

10. Jewel, by Bret Lott (Pocket Books)

11. Midwives, by Chris Bohjaliam (Vintage)

12. Are You Somebody? by Nuala O'Faolain (Holt/Owl)

13. Chicken Soup for the Couple's Soul, by Canfield, Hansen and DeAngelis (HCI)

14. Left Behind, by Tim F. Lahaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale House)

15. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff ... and It's All Small Stuff, by Richard Carlson (Hyperion)