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At last, there is some life on the fiction best-seller list, which was upended this week by two veteran authors-Robert Ludlum, whose latest international thriller, The Scorpio Illusion, debuts at No. 3, and Scott Turow, whose Pleading Guilty hit the bookstores on May 20. With more than a million copies in print, Pleading Guilty is already at No. 2, poised to topple (at last!) Robert James Waller’s The Bridges of Madison County. Weeks FICTION on List

1 The Bridges of Madison County 41 Robert James Waller, Warner, $14.95 2 Pleading Guilty 1 Scott Turow, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $24 3 The Scorpio Illusion 1 Robert Ludlum, Bantam, $23.95 4 The Client 12 John Grisham, Doubleday, $23.50 5 I’ll Be Seeing You 5 Mary Higgins Clark, Simon & Schuster, $23 6 Gai-Jin 5 James Clavell, Delacorte, $27.50 7 Like Water for Chocolate 8 Laura Esquivel, Doubleday, $17.50 8 A Season in Purgatory 7 Dominick Dunne, Crown,$22 9 ”J” is for judgment 8 Sue Grafton, Holt, $21.95 10 Star Wars 3: Last command 7 Timothy Zahn, Bantam, $21.95

NONFICTION 1 A Woman’s Worth 5 Marianne Williamson, Random House, $17 2 Women Who Run With the Wolves 40 Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ballantine, $20 3 The Way Things Ought To Be 37 Rush Limbaugh, Pocket Books, $22 4 Beating the Street 12 Peter Lynch with John Rothchild, Simon & Schuster, $23 5 The Real Anita Hill: The Untold Story 5 David Brock, Free Press, $24.95 6 Healing and the Mind 17 Bill Moyers, Doubleday, $25 7 Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book 41 Harvey Penick and Bud Shrake, Simon & Schuster, $19 8 Thinking Out Loud 7 Anna Quindlen, Random House, $22 9 Care of the Soul 16 Thomas Moore, HarperCollins, $22.50 10 Turmoil and Triumph: My years as Secretary of State 3 George P. Shultz, Scribners, $30

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