Jumping Jack Welch drops from No. 1 this week, bested by the un-likely combination of golf and germs. Tiger Woods’ How I Play Golf (1.5 million copies in print) hits a hole in one, debuting at the top of the nonfiction list. Judith Miller’s Germs, spread by a publicity campaign that’s hit everything from the Today show to Late Show With David Letterman, continues to tap into national fears. Germs continues its march up the chart, landing at No. 2. And Patricia Cornwell corrects recent anomalies in fiction. Her new book Isle of Dogs shoves Jonathan Franzen’s literary novel out of No. 1.
FICTION WEEKS ON LIST
1 ISLE OF DOGS Patricia Cornwell, Putnam, $26.95 1 2 THE CORRECTIONS Jonathan Franzen, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26 6 3 A BEND IN THE ROAD Nicholas Sparks, Warner, $23.95 4 4 THE BEST-LOVED POEMS OF JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS Selected and Introduced by Caroline Kennedy, Hyperion, $21.95 2 5 NARCISSUS IN CHAINS Laurell K. Hamilton, Berkley, $22.95 1 6 BLACK HOUSE Stephen King and Peter Straub, Random House, $28.95 5 7 SEPARATION OF POWER Vince Flynn, Pocket, $25 2 8 DUNE: HOUSE CORRINO Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, Bantam Spectra, $27.95 2 9 ANTRAX: THE VOYAGE OF THE JERLE SHANNARA Terry Brooks, Del Rey, $26.95 4 10 THE MITFORD SNOWMEN Jan Karon, Viking, $10.95 2
1 HOW I PLAY GOLF Tiger Woods with the editors of Golf Digest, Warner, $34.95 1 2 GERMS: BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS AND AMERICA’S SECRET WAR Judith Miller, Stephen Engelberg and William Broad, Simon & Schuster, $27 3 3 THE PRAYER OF JABEZ Bruce Wilkinson, Multnomah, $9.99 35 4 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? Spencer Johnson, Putnam, $19.95 94 5 JACK: STRAIGHT FROM THE GUT Jack Welch with John A. Byrne, Warner, $29.95 5 6 JOHN ADAMS David McCullough, Simon & Schuster, $35 21 7 CROSSING OVER John Edward, Jodere Group, $23.95 8 8 WAR IN A TIME OF PEACE David Halberstam, Scribner, $28 4 9 FIRE Sebastian Junger, Norton, $24.95 2 10 BODY FOR LIFE Bill Phillips and Michael D’Orso, HarperCollins, $25 117
SOURCE: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY