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Who Let the 'Birds' Out?

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Birding, not Baseball, may be America’s new national pastime. The country’s 42 million birders flew into stores for David Allen Sibley’s The Sibley Guide to Birds (325,000 copies in print after four printings), which was publisher Knopf’s surprise hit of 2000. Perched at No. 14, Sibley (an ornithologist who dropped out of Cornell University as a boy to dedicate himself to birding) will re-embark on a 23-city tour come spring. In fiction, Tom Clancy seems to be flying south for the winter as The Bear and the Dragon drops from No. 3 to No. 11.

FICTION

1 FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE Dean Koontz, Bantam, $26.95 2 2 ROSES ARE RED James Patterson, Little, Brown, $26.95 6 3 THE CONSTANT GARDENER John le Carre, Scribner, $28 3 4 SHADOW OF THE HEGEMON Orson Scott Card, Tor, $25.95 1 5 PRODIGAL SUMMER Barbara Kingsolver, HarperCollins, $26 11 6 THE MARK Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, Tyndale, $22.99 7 7 CODE TO ZERO Ken Follett, Dutton, $26.95 4 8 DR. DEATH Jonathan Kellerman, Random House, $26.95 4 9 THE LAST PRECINCT Patricia Cornwell, Putnam, $26.95 11 10 RILEY IN THE MORNING Sandra Brown, Bantam, $18.95 1

NONFICTION

1 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? Spencer Johnson, Putnam, $19.95 54 2 BODY FOR LIFE Bill Phillips and Michael D’Orso, HarperCollins, $25 77 3 THE O’REILLY FACTOR: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS IN AMERICAN LIFE Bill O’Reilly, Broadway, $23.95 16 4 A SHORT GUIDE TO A HAPPY LIFE Anna Quindlen, Random House, $12.95 8 5 TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE Mitch Albom, Doubleday, $19.95 164 6 GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2001 Guinness Publishing, $26.95 18 7 UNTIL TODAY! Iyanla Vanzant, Simon & Schuster, $22 2 8 THE BEATLES ANTHOLOGY The Beatles, Chronicle, $60 13 9 NOTHING LIKE IT IN THE WORLD: THE MEN WHO BUILT THE TRANS-CONTINENTAL RAILROAD 1863-1869 Stephen E. Ambrose, Simon & Schuster, $28 18 10 FACE FORWARD Kevyn Aucoin, Little, Brown, $32.95 10

SOURCE: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

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