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The numbers are in on the biggest books of 1993-and the top spots won’t be terribly surprising to anyone who’s cast half an eye at a best-seller chart this past year. According to the publishing-industry newsletter BP Report, 1993’s king of fiction was none other than Robert James Waller, whose Bridges of Madison County-soon to be a major motion picture-made hearts weep for 52 weeks on the New York Times hardcover best-seller list. In nonfiction the top seller was Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ Women Who Run With the Wolves, which ran apace with Waller and also spent the entire year on the Times list. Hardcover Fiction 1The Bridges of Madison County Robert James Waller 2The Client John Grisham 3Like Water for Chocolate Laura Esquivel 4Griffin & Sabine Nick Bantock 5Without Remorse Tom Clancy 6Einstein’s Dreams Alan Lightman 7Pigs in Heaven Barbara Kingsolver 8Pleading Guilty Scott Turow 9The Golden Mean Nick Bantock 10Vanished Danielle Steel Hardcover Nonfiction 1Women Who Run With the Wolves Clarissa Pinkola Estes 2Care of the Soul Thomas Moore 3The Way Things Ought to Be Rush Limbaugh 4Embraced by the Light Betty J. Eadie 5Healing and the Mind Bill Moyers 6Bankruptcy 1995 Harry E. Figgie & Gerald J. Swanson 7The TE of Piglet Benjamin Hoff 8Reengineering the Corporation Michael Hammer & James Champy 9Listening to Prozac Peter Kramer 10The Hidden Life of Dogs Elizabeth Marshall Thomas