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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. *** Words Worth Books Waterloo, Ont. (519) 884-2665 -*** Bookland #2 Kamloops, B.C. (250) 554-2025 -*** Paperwork Morden, Man. (204) 822-5825 -*** Albion Book Shop Highland Creek, Ont. (416) 284-4801 -*** THREE NUMBERS PRECEDING EACH BOOK: THIS WEEK, LAST WEEK, and NUMBER OF WEEKS ON LIST **

FICTION

1,1,7 The Brethren, by John Grisham (Doubleday, $39.95). 2,3,3 Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason, by Helen Fielding (Penguin, $37.95). 3,2,4 Daughter Of Fortune, by Isabel Allende (HarperCollins, $39.50). 4,5,20 A Good House, by Bonnie Burnard (HarperFlamingo Canada, $29). 5,4,3 Dressing Up For The Carnival, by Carol Shields (Random House Canada, $32.95). 6,7,3 Ashes Of Victory, by David Weber (Pocket, $35.50). 7,6,4 Lord Of Emperors, by Guy Gavriel Kay (Penguin, $32.99). 8,9,9 Gap Creek, by Robert Morgan (Algonquin, $34.95). 9,-,22 No Great Mischief, by Alistair MacLeod (McClelland & Stewart, $32.95). 10,-,14 The Secret Of Shambhala, by James Redfield (Warner, $32).

IN PAPER

1,2,12 The Testament, by John Grisham (Dell, $11.99). 2,1,3 Bittersweet, by Danielle Steel (Dell, $10.99). 3,3,3 Certain Prey, by John Sandford (Berkley, $10.99). 4,4,3 Soul Of The Fire, by Terry Goodkind (Tor, $9.99). 5,-,1 Single And Single, by John le Carré (Penguin, $10.99). 6,-,10 A Map Of The World, by Jane Hamilton (Anchor, $17.95). 7,5,6 SSN, by Tom Clancy (Berkley, $10.99). 8,6,2 Rain, by V. C. Andrews (Pocket, $10.99). 9,8,6 The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, by Stephen King (Pocket, $9.99). 10,7,50 Memoirs Of A Geisha, by Arthur Golden (Random House, $17.95).

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SPECIAL INTEREST

1,2,24 Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, by J. K. Rowling (Bloomsbury, $9.95). 2,1,24 Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, by J. K. Rowling (Raincoast, $19.95). 3,4,19 Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, by J. K. Rowling (Raincoast, $19.95). 4,5,48 Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, by Robert C. Atkins (Avon, $8.50). 5,-,1 Eat Yourself Slim, by Michel Montignac (Diffusion Prologue, $24.95).

NON-FICTION

1,2,17 Have A Nice Day, by Mick Foley (Mankind) (HarperCollins, $39.50). 2,1,11 The Rock Says, by The Rock (HarperCollins, $39.50). 3,3,26 'Tis, by Frank McCourt (Scribner, $38.50). 4,4,27 Tuesdays With Morrie, by Mitch Albom (Doubleday, $27.95). 5,-,1 Bret Hitman Hart, by Bret Hart, Perry Lefko (Stoddart, $19.99). 6,7,6 The Millionaire Mind, by Thomas J. Stanley (Andrews McMeel, $39.95). 7,6,5 Gold On Ice, by Guy Scholz (Coteau, $24.95). 8,5,5 As Nature Made Him, by John Colapinto (HarperCollins, $35). 9,-,1 A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius, by Dave Eggers (Simon & Schuster, $35.50). 10,-,1 The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown, $34.95).

IN PAPER

1,1,17 Angela's Ashes, by Frank McCourt (Touchstone, $10.99). 2,9,101 Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakauer (Anchor, $9.99). 3,-,2 His Bright Light, by Danielle Steel (Random House, $19.95). 4,2,7 Girl, Interrupted, by Susanna Kaysen (Vintage, $17.95). 5,5,6 Notes From A Big Country, by Bill Bryson (Doubleday Canada, $18.95). 6,6,2 The Elegant Universe, by Brian Greene (Vintage, $22.50). 7,-,24 The Professor And The Madman, by Simon Winchester (HarperCollins, $19). 8,7,9 A Brief History Of Time, by Stephen Hawking (Bantam, $19.95). 9,-,17 Blue Trust, by Stevie Cameron (Seal, $10.99). 10,4,35 A Child Called 'It', by David Pelzer (Health Communications, $15.95).

EDITOR'S CHOICE

The Rules Of Engagement, by Catherine Bush (HarperFlamingo, $29). A Canadian woman in London becomes involved with a romantic Somali refugee, then flees for Toronto to confront her past.

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Flashman And The Tiger: And Other Extracts From The Flashman Papers, by George MacDonald Fraser (HarperCollins, $37.50). Flashman saves the life of the Emperor Franz-Josef and crosses paths with Sherlock Holmes.

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