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It seems that chart movers took a vacation along with the rest of us this holiday season. With the best-seller lists remaining relatively static, the real action is taking place down under. Wendy Northcutt’s website-to-book success story, The Darwin Awards, survived a 50,000 first printing back in October and has since been back to press an impressive 11 times. With over 200,000 copies now in print, her book fits in at No. 12. And First Lady Hillary Clinton’s An Invitation to the White House sits pretty at No. 14, dressed and ready to attend the exclusive top 10 party.


1 ROSES ARE RED James Patterson, Little, Brown, $26.95 4 2 THE BEAR AND THE DRAGON Tom Clancy, Putnam, $28.95 17 3 PRODIGAL SUMMER Barbara Kingsolver, HarperCollins, $26 9 4 THE MARK Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, Tyndale, $22.99 5 5 DECK THE HALLS Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark, Simon & Schuster, $18 8 6 CODE TO ZERO Ken Follett, Dutton, $26.95 2 7 THE LAST PRECINCT Patricia Cornwell, Putnam, $26.95 9 8 THE PROMETHEUS DECEPTION Robert Ludlum, St. Martin’s, $27.95 7 9 JOURNEY Danielle Steel, Delacorte, $26.95 7 10 WINTER’S HEART Robert Jordan, Tor, $29.95 6


1 THE BEATLES ANTHOLOGY The Beatles, Chronicle, $60 11 2 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? Spencer Johnson, Putnam, $19.95 52 3 THE O’REILLY FACTOR: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS IN AMERICAN LIFE Bill O’Reilly, Broadway, $23.95 14 4 A SHORT GUIDE TO A HAPPY LIFE Anna Quindlen, Random House, $12.95 6 5 GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2001 Guinness Publishing, $26.95 16 6 NOTHING LIKE IT IN THE WORLD: THE MEN WHO BUILT THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD 1863-1869 Stephen E. Ambrose, Simon & Schuster, $28 16 7 TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE Mitch Albom, Doubleday, $19.95 162 8 MAESTRO: GREENSPAN’S FED AND THE AMERICAN BOOM Bob Woodward, Simon & Schuster, $25 5 9 FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS James Bradley with Ron Powers, Bantam, $24.95 26 10 THE GREATEST GENERATION Tom Brokaw, Random House, $24.95 69