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One’s a forensic anthropologist, the other’s a pro fisherwoman, and together they’re debuting in this week’s top 10. According to the jacket, Kathy Reichs Dr. Temperance Brennan “knows septic tanks,” a rare gift that helps her both unearth a mystery and beat the competition; Grave Secrets (200,000 copies in print after one pressrun) is No. 9. Over in nonfiction waters, talk about your read lobster: Linda Greenlaw’s The Lobster Chronicles claws its way to No. 7.



1 THE REMNANT Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, Tyndale, $24.99 2 2 THE LOVELY BONES Alice Sebold, Little, Brown, $21.95 3 3 THE BEACH HOUSE James Patterson and Peter de Jonge, Little, Brown, $26.95 5 4 THE NANNY DIARIES Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, St. Martin’s, $24.95 19 5 THE EMPEROR OF OCEAN PARK Stephen L. Carter, Knopf, $26.95 6 6 THE DIVE FROM CLAUSEN’S PIER Ann Packer, Knopf, $24 5 7 SUNSET IN ST. TROPEZ Danielle Steel, Delacorte, $19.95 3 8 HARD EIGHT Janet Evanovich, St. Martin’s, $25.95 4 9 GRAVE SECRETS Kathy Reichs, Scribner, $25 1 10 IN THIS MOUNTAIN Jan Karon, Viking, $25.95 7


1 SLANDER: LIBERAL LIES ABOUT THE AMERICAN RIGHT Ann Coulter, Crown, $25.95 3 2 SELF MATTERS: CREATING YOUR LIFE FROM THE INSIDE OUT Phillip C. McGraw, Simon & Schuster, $25 33 3 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? Spencer Johnson, Putnam, $19.95 132 4 YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS John McEnroe with James Kaplan, Putnam, $25.95 5 5 BODY FOR LIFE Bill Phillips and Michael D’Orso, HarperCollins, $25 150 6 STUPID WHITE MEN …AND OTHER SORRY EXCUSES FOR THE STATE OF THE NATION Michael Moore, ReganBooks, $24.95 21 7 THE LOBSTER CHRONICLES Linda Greenlaw, Hyperion, $22.95 2 8 EXECUTION: THE DISCIPLINE OF GETTING THINGS DONE Larry Bossidy, Crown, $27.50 4 9 JOHN ADAMS David McCullough, Simon & Schuster, $35 46 10 THE RIGHT WORDS AT THE RIGHT TIME Marlo Thomas and Friends, Atria Books, $25 11