By EW Staff
Updated August 03, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT


Ah, summer. Readers, it’s time to engage in a little safe sex on the beach. Plenty of people packed E. Lynn Harris’ new novel, about beautiful buppies making mischief in Manhattan, into their weekend totes. Any Way the Wind Blows (255,000 copies in print after three pressruns) debuts at a sunny No. 2 this week. Harris, one of the harder working men on the book-tour circuit, will meet and greet his fan base in a 20-city promotional swing. Meanwhile, Nick Hornby wants to make another list. His novel, How to Be Good, sits at No. 11. In another week, he could reach the top five.



1 THE FOURTH HAND John Irving, Random House, $26.95 2 2 ANY WAY THE WIND BLOWS E. Lynn Harris, Doubleday, $19.95 1 3 CANE RIVER Lolita Tademy, Warner, $24.95 4 4 RISE TO REBELLION Jeff Shaara, Ballantine, $26.95 2 5 LEAP OF FAITH Danielle Steel, Delacorte, $19.95 5 6 A TRAITOR TO MEMORY Elizabeth George, Bantam, $26.95 3 7 SEVEN UP Janet Evanovich, St. Martin’s, $24.95 4 8 P IS FOR PERIL Sue Grafton, Putnam, $26.95 6 9 THE JURY Steve Martini, Putnam, $25.95 3 10 THE WIND DONE GONE Alice Randall, Houghton Mifflin, $22 5


1 THE PRAYER OF JABEZ Bruce Wilkinson, Multnomah, $9.99 22 2 JOHN ADAMS David McCullough, Simon & Schuster, $35 8 3 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? Spencer Johnson, Putnam, $19.95 81 4 GHOST SOLDIERS: THE FORGOTTEN EPIC STORY OF WORLD WAR II’S MOST DRAMATIC MISSION Hampton Sides, Doubleday, $24.95 9 5 STOLEN LIVES: TWENTY YEARS IN A DESERT JAIL Malika Oufkir and Michele Fitoussi, Talk/Miramax, $24 10 6 SECRETS OF THE VINE Bruce Wilkinson, Multnomah, $9.99 10 7 BODY FOR LIFE Bill Phillips and Michael D’Orso, HarperCollins, $25 104 8 FOUNDING BROTHERS: THE REVOLUTIONARY GENERATION Joseph J. Ellis, Knopf, $26 7 9 PAST LIVES, FUTURE HEALING Sylvia Browne with Lindsay Harrison, Dutton, $24.95 1 10 A SHORT GUIDE TO A HAPPY LIFE Anna Quindlen, Random House, $12.95 25