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Driven by its Booker Prize nomination in England and a slew of glorious reviews, Ian McEwan’s latest novel, Atonement (150,000 copies in print after four pressruns), debuts at No. 6. Meanwhile, Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, the erstwhile au pairs, continue to exact delicious revenge on the sins of their former employers. The Nanny Diaries (250,000 copies in print after six pressruns) continues its climb up the chart, wagging its finger from No. 5.


1 2ND CHANCE James Patterson with Andrew Gross, Little, Brown, $26.95 2 2 THE SUMMONS John Grisham, Doubleday, $27.95 6 3 THE STONE MONKEY Jeffrey Deaver, Simon & Schuster, $25 1 4 THE COTTAGE Danielle Steel, Delacorte, $26.95 3 5 THE NANNY DIARIES Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, St. Martin’s, $24.95 2 6 ATONEMENT Ian McEwan, Doubleday, $26 1 7 THE ENGLISH ASSASSIN Daniel Silva, Putnam, $25.95 2 8 UP COUNTRY Nelson DeMille, Warner, $26.95 7 9 JOURNEY THROUGH HEARTSONGS Mattie J. T. Stepanek, VSP/Hyperion, $14.95 12 10 THE CORRECTIONS Jonathan Franzen, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26 27


1 THE WISDOM OF MENOPAUSE Christiane Northrup, M.D., Bantam, $27.95 14 2 SELF MATTERS: CREATING YOUR LIFE FROM THE INSIDE OUT Phillip C. McGraw, Simon & Schuster, $25 16 3 STUPID WHITE MEN…AND OTHER SORRY EXCUSES FOR THE STATE OF THE NATION! Michael Moore, ReganBooks, $24.95 4 4 BIAS: A CBS INSIDER EXPOSES HOW THE MEDIA DISTORT THE NEWS Bernard Goldberg, Regnery, $27.95 12 5 GET WITH THE PROGRAM! Bob Greene, Simon & Schuster, $24 6 6 BODY FOR LIFE Bill Phillips and Michael D’Orso, HarperCollins, $25 133 7 SHAKEDOWN: EXPOSING THE REAL JESSE JACKSON Kenneth R. Timmerman, Regnery, $29.95 2 8 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? Spencer Johnson, Putnam, $19.95 115 9 LOVE, GREG & LAUREN Greg Manning, Bantam, $24.95 1 10 SATISFACTION: THE ART OF THE FEMALE ORGASM Kim Cattrall and Mark Levinson, Warner, $24.95