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October 29, 1995

FICTION

THE LOST WORLD by Michael Crichton. (Knopf: $25.95.) What is extinction? Six years after the end of Jurassic Park, and something has survived.(1). Southern California ranking: 1; Last Weeks: 1; Week on List: 5

THE HUNDRED SECRET SENSES by Amy Tan. (Putnam: $24.95.) Another tale of a woman caught between East and West. Southern California ranking: 2; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1.

THE HORSE WHISPERER by Nicholas Evans. (Delacorte Press: $23.95.) A beautiful journalist escapes type-A New York and a dubious marriage to find love on the range in Montana.(3). Southern California ranking: 3; Last Weeks: 3; Week on List: 7.

THE UNCONSOLED by Kazuo Ishiguro. (Alfred A. Knopf: $25.) A famous pianist, arriving in an unnamed city for a concert, forgets who and what he is. Southern California ranking: 4; Last Weeks: 7; Week on List: 3.

ENIGMA by Robert Harris. (Random House: $23.) The story of how the Nazi "enigma" code was cracked in 1943. Southern California ranking: 5; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1.

MORNING NOON AND NIGHT by Sidney Sheldon. (Morrow: $24.) A ruthless tycoon leaves a viper's nest of mean and greedy heirs after his questionable death.(2). Southern California ranking: 6; Last Weeks: 4; Week on List: 5.

LOVE IN ANOTHER TOWN by Barbara Taylor Bradford. (HarperCollins: $15.) A 29-year-old man finds a new life in a different town. Potential BoMCC ("Bridges of Madison County" clone). Southern California ranking: 7; Last Weeks: 8; Week on List: 2.

SILENT NIGHT by Mary Higgins Clark. (Simon & Schuster: $16.) A young boy sets out to save his father's life. Southern California ranking: 8; Last Weeks: 2; Week on List: 2.

IN THE CUT by Susanna Moore. (Knopf: $21.) An erotic thriller from the feminine point of view. Southern California ranking: 9; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1.

A HISTORY OF DANISH DREAMS by Peter Hoeg. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: $21.95.) A bit of magical realism from the far north. Southern California ranking: 10; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1.

NONFICTION

MY AMERICAN JOURNEY by Colin Powell with Joseph E. Persico. (Random House: $25.95.) The modest beginnings of an American hero.(1). Southern California ranking: 1; Last Weeks: 3; Week on List: 5.

A GOOD LIFE: Newspapering and Other Adventures by Ben Bradlee. (Simon & Schuster: $27.50.). Southern California ranking: 2; Last Weeks: 2; Week on List: 4.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE by Daniel Goleman. (Bantam Doubleday Dell: $23.95.)(9). Southern California ranking: 3; Last Weeks: 4; Week on List: 4.

THE SEVEN SPIRITUAL LAWS OF SUCCESS by Deepak Chopra. (Amber-Allen Publishing: $12.95.)(3). Southern California ranking: 4; Last Weeks: 1; Week on List: 30.

AN UNQUIET MIND: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison. (Knopf: $22.). Southern California ranking: 5; Last Weeks: 5; Week on List: 3.

PALIMPSEST: A Memoir by Gore Vidal. (Random House: $27.50.). Southern California ranking: 6; Last Weeks: 7; Week on List: 3.

MEN ARE FROM MARS: Women Are From Venus by John Gray, Ph.D. (HarperCollins: $23.) Interpreting for the Martians and Venusians.(2). Southern California ranking: 7; Last Weeks: 6; Week on List: 88.

THE END OF RACISM by Dinesh D'Souza. (Free Press: $30.) The author argues that racism is a uniquely Western phenomenon and that we are dangerously obsessed with race. Southern California ranking: 8; Last Weeks: 9; Week on List: 3.

A CIVIL ACTION by Jonathan Harr. (Random House: $25.) The story of a group of victims of industrial pollution in a suburb of Boston. Southern California ranking: 9; Last Weeks: 10; Week on List: 5.

A GOOD WALK SPOILED by John Feinstein. (Little, Brown: $23.95.)(5). Southern California ranking: 10; Last Weeks: 8; Week on List: 12.

Southern California rankings are based on The Times' poll of local bookstores. National rankings (parentheses) are those of Publishers Weekly. For early information on Times bestsellers, call (213) 237-4336 after 11 a.m. on Wednesdays.

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