TOP TEN

BESTSELLERS AT LOCAL INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORES for the week of December 7


FICTION

1. CRUDDY by Lynda Barry

2. PLAINSONG by Kent Haruf

3. THE NIGHT LISTENER by Amistead Maupin

4. THE HOURS by Michael Cunningham

5. THE GIGGLER TREATMENT by Roddy Doyle

6. SHOPGIRL by Steve Martin

7. AHAB'S WIFE by Sena Jeter Naslund

8. LAWNBOY by Paul Lisicky

9. WINTER'S HEART by Robert Jordan

10. MERRICK by Anne Rice


NONFICTION

1. A SHORT GUIDE TO A HAPPY LIFE by Anna Quindlen

2. HOLIDAYS ON ICE by David Sedaris

3. ME TALK PRETTY SOMEDAY by David Sedaris

4. PASSAGE TO JUNEAU: THE SEA AND ITS MEANINGS by Jonathan Raban

5. THE AVENGERS: A JEWISH WAR by Rich Cohen

6. WOMAN: AN INTIMATE GEOGRAPHY by Natalie Angier

7. GALILEO'S DAUGHTER by Dava Sobel

8. REASON FOR HOPE: A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY by Jane Goodall

9. THE SPIRIT CATCHES YOU AND YOU FALL DOWN by Anne Fadiman

10. EINSTEIN'S UNFINISHED SYMPHONY by Marcia Bartusiak

Compiled from figures at Bailey/Coy Books, Elliott Bay Book Company, and PAGES Books, News, & Web.