By EW Staff
Updated August 17, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT
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‘BLUE’ IN YOUR FACE

Mystery writers are clogging the fiction list this week. But Alice Hoffman, author of Practical Magic and Here on Earth, casts another spell on readers and secures herself the No. 10 slot. The Boston-based author added a 15-city book tour to the best-selling potion for Blue Diary (100,300 copies out of the gate). Meanwhile, financial whiz and Today show contributor Suze Orman is maintaining her title as the queen of wealth-help. Her new book, The Road to Wealth (400,668 copies in print), debuting this week at No. 8, is proving to be a sound investment for Riverhead Books.

FICTION WEEKS ON LIST

1 SUZANNE’S DIARY FOR NICHOLAS James Patterson, Little, Brown, $22.95 2 2 THE FOURTH HAND John Irving, Random House, $26.95 4 3 ANY WAY THE WIND BLOWS E. Lynn Harris, Doubleday, $19.95 3 4 CANE RIVER Lalita Tademy, Warner, $24.95 6 5 OPEN SEASON Linda Howard, Pocket, $24.95 2 6 FATAL VOYAGE Kathy Reichs, Scribner, $25 2 7 A TRAITOR TO MEMORY Elizabeth George, Bantam, $26.95 5 8 P IS FOR PERIL Sue Grafton, Putnam, $26.95 8 9 BACK WHEN WE WERE GROWN UPS Anne Tyler, Knopf, $25 13 10 BLUE DIARY Alice Hoffman, Putnam, $24.95 1

NONFICTION

1 THE PRAYER OF JABEZ Bruce Wilkinson, Multnomah, $9.99 24 2 JOHN ADAMS David McCullough, Simon & Schuster, $35 10 3 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? Spencer Johnson, Putnam, $19.95 83 4 BODY FOR LIFE Bill Phillips and Michael D’Orso, HarperCollins, $25 106 5 GHOST SOLDIERS: THE FORGOTTEN EPIC STORY OF WORLD WAR II’S MOST DRAMATIC MISSION 11 Hampton Sides, Doubleday, $24.95 6 FOUNDING BROTHERS: THE REVOLUTIONARY GENERATION Joseph J. Ellis, Knopf, $26 9 7 SECRETS OF THE VINE Bruce Wilkinson, Multnomah, $9.99 12 8 THE ROAD TO WEALTH Suze Orman, Riverhead, $29.95 1 9 STOLEN LIVES: TWENTY YEARS IN A DESERT JAIL Malika Oufkir and Michele Fitoussi, Talk/Miramax, $24 12 10 TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE Mitch Albom, Doubleday, $19.95 187

SOURCE: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

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