Nora roberts has written more books than most Americans have ever read — 150 or so, and more than half of them were New York Times best-sellers. Who can even remember that many plots, let alone make them up from scratch? Beats us, but power to her. Her latest — Birthright, a suspenseful romance featuring archaeologist Callie Dunbrook — opens at No. 1, leading four other newcomers to the fiction list, including Michael Connelly’s Lost Light at No. 4.
WEEKS FICTION ON LIST
1 BIRTHRIGHT Nora Roberts, Putnam, $25.95 1 2 CERULEAN SINS: AN ANITA BLAKE VAMPIRE HUNTER NOVEL 1 Laurell K. Hamilton, Berkley, $22.95 3 THE DA VINCI CODE Dan Brown, Doubleday, $24.95 3 4 LOST LIGHT Michael Connelly, Little, Brown, $25.95 1 5 THE KING OF TORTS John Grisham, Doubleday, $27.95 9 6 THE LOVELY BONES Alice Sebold, Little, Brown, $21.95 40 7 THE JESTER James Patterson and Andrew Gross, 5 Little, Brown, $27.95 8 DEAD AIM Iris Johansen, Bantam, $24.95 1 9 CHILDREN OF THE STORM Elizabeth Peters, Morrow, $25.95 1 10 THE RELUCTANT SUITOR Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, 3 Morrow, $24.95
1 ATKINS FOR LIFE Robert C. Atkins, M.D., 11 St. Martin’s, $24.95 2 LEAP OF FAITH: MEMOIRS OF AN UNEXPECTED LIFE 3 Queen Noor, Miramax, $25.95 3 STUPID WHITE MEN…AND OTHER SORRY EXCUSES FOR THE 40 STATE OF THE NATION Michael Moore, ReganBooks, $24.95 4 THE PURPOSE-DRIVEN LIFE Rick Warren, Zondervan, $19.99 10 5 THE SAVAGE NATION: SAVING AMERICA FROM THE LIBERAL ASSAULT 13 ON OUR BORDERS, LANGUAGE, AND CULTURE Michael Savage, WND Books, $24.99 6 JARHEAD: A MARINE’S CHRONICLE OF THE GULF WAR AND OTHER 5 BATTLES Anthony Swofford, Scribner, $24 7 DERELICTION OF DUTY Bill Patterson, Regnery, $27.95 2 8 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? Spencer Johnson, Putnam, $19.95 169 9 GOOD TO GREAT: WHY SOME COMPANIES MAKE THE LEAP…AND 35 OTHERS DON’T Jim Collins, HarperBusiness, $27.50 10 THE POWER OF FULL ENGAGEMENT: MANAGING ENERGY, NOT TIME, 4 IS THE KEY TO HIGH PERFORMANCE AND PERSONAL RENEWAL Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz, Free Press, $26
SOURCE: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY