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CUT ON THE ‘BIAS’

A controversy is brewing on the nonfiction list this week. Bernard Goldberg’s damning expose, Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News, lurks just beneath the top 10 at No. 11. The conservative beltway publisher Regnery is enjoying a lucrative winter, as Goldberg’s accusations of the media’s liberal bias join Barbara Olson’s The Final Days on the best-seller list. In fiction, the week’s sole debut is Dean Koontz’s new thriller, One Door Away From Heaven, which lands at No. 5. Give him another week of sales, and Koontz may soon be knocking at No. 1.

FICTION WEEKS ON LIST 1 SKIPPING CHRISTMAS John Grisham, Doubleday, $19.95 7 2 VIOLETS ARE BLUE James Patterson, Little, Brown, $27.95 5 3 THE CORRECTIONS Jonathan Franzen, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26 16 4 LAST MAN STANDING David Baldacci, Warner, $26.95 7 5 ONE DOOR AWAY FROM HEAVEN Dean Koontz, Bantam, $26.95 1 6 JACKDAWS Ken Follett, Dutton, $26.95 3 7 HE SEES YOU WHEN YOU’RE SLEEPING Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark, Scribner, $20 5 8 THE BEST-LOVED POEMS OF JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS Selected and introduced by Caroline Kennedy, Hyperion, $21.95 12 9 BLACK HOUSE Stephen King and Peter Straub, Random House, $28.95 12 10 DESECRATION: ANTICHRIST TAKES THE THRONE Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, Tyndale, $24.99 8

NONFICTION

1 JOHN ADAMS David McCullough, Simon & Schuster, $35 31 2 THE NO SPIN ZONE: CONFRONTATIONS WITH THE POWERFUL AND FAMOUS IN AMERICA Bill O’Reilly, Broadway, $24.95 10 3 JACK: STRAIGHT FROM THE GUT Jack Welch with John A. Byrne, Warner, $29.95 15 4 THEODORE REX Edmund Morris, Random House, $35 5 5 THE FINAL DAYS: THE LAST, DESPERATE ABUSES OF POWER BY THE CLINTON WHITE HOUSE Barbara Olson, Regnery, $27.95 10 6 THE PRAYER OF JABEZ Bruce Wilkinson, Multnomah, $9.99 45 7 THE UNIVERSE IN A NUTSHELL Stephen Hawking, Bantam, $35 7 8 HOW I PLAY GOLF Tiger Woods with the editors of Golf Digest, Warner, $34.95 11 9 GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2002 Guinness Publishing, $27.95 5 10 SELF MATTERS: CREATING YOUR LIFE FROM THE INSIDE OUT Phillip C. McGraw, Simon & Schuster, $25 5

SOURCE: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY