Earth’s children got together this week and bought the Clan of the Cave Bear author’s latest Ayla adventure. The Shelters of Stone (1.3 million copies in print after three pressruns) rockets Jean M. Auel to the top of the fiction list. A 10-city tour should satisfy her clan of readers. In nonfiction, Marlo Thomas and Friends propel The Right Words at the Right Time to No. 10. And we wonder if Richard Blow, whose JFK Jr. portrait, American Son, sits at No. 14, is losing friends.


1 THE SHELTERS OF STONE: EARTH’S CHILDREN Jean M. Auel, Crown, $28.95 1 2 STAR WARS: EPISODE II–ATTACK OF THE CLONES R.A. Salvatore, Del Rey/LucasBooks, $26 2 3 THE NANNY DIARIES Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, St. Martin’s, $24.95 9 4 DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL Mary Higgins Clark, Simon & Schuster, $26 3 5 A THOUSAND COUNTRY ROADS Robert James Waller, John M. Hardy, $19.95 2 6 CITY OF BONES Michael Connelly, Little, Brown, $25.95 3 7 EVERYTHING’S EVENTUAL: 14 DARK TALES Stephen King, Scribner, $28 7 8 THE SUMMONS John Grisham, Doubleday, $27.95 13 9 ATONEMENT Ian McEwan, Doubleday, $26 8 10 SEA GLASS Anita Shreve, Little, Brown, $25.95 4


1 SELF MATTERS: CREATING YOUR LIFE FROM THE INSIDE OUT Phillip C. McGraw, Simon & Schuster, $25 23 2 THE WISDOM OF MENOPAUSE Christiane Northrup, M.D., Bantam, $27.95 21 3 MASTER OF THE SENATE: THE YEARS OF LYNDON JOHNSON Robert A. Caro, Knopf, $35 2 4 FIND ME Rosie O’Donnell, Warner, $23.95 3 5 THE HEALTHY KITCHEN: RECIPES FOR A BETTER BODY, LIFE, AND SPIRIT Andrew Weil, M.D., and Rosie Daley, Knopf, $24.95 5 6 LUCKY MAN: A MEMOIR Michael J. Fox, Hyperion, $22.95 5 7 STUPID WHITE MEN…AND OTHER SORRY EXCUSES FOR THE STATE OF THE NATION! Michael Moore, ReganBooks, $24.95 11 8 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? Spencer Johnson, Putnam, $19.95 122 9 BODY FOR LIFE Bill Phillips and Michael D’Orso, HarperCollins, $26 140 10 THE RIGHT WORDS AT THE RIGHT TIME Marlo Thomas and Friends, Atria Books, $25 1