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November 05, 1995

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

Last Weeks: 1

Week on List: 6

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Southern California ranking: (2) SILENT NIGHT by Mary Higgins Clark. (Simon & Schuster: $16.) A boy sets out to save his father's life. (2)

Last Weeks: 8

Week on List:3

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Southern California ranking: (3) THE HORSE WHISPERER by Nicholas Evans. (Delacorte Press: $23.95.) A beautiful journalist escapes New York, a dubious marriage to find love in Montana. (3)

Last Weeks: 3

Week on List:8

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Southern California ranking: (4) THE HUNDRED SECRET SENSES by Amy Tan. (Putnam: $24.95.) Another tale of people caught between East and West. (6)

Last Weeks: 2

Week on List: 2

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Southern California ranking: (5) MORNING NOON AND NIGHT by Sidney Sheldon. (Morrow: $24.) A ruthless tycoon leaves mean and greedy heirs. (4)

Last Weeks: 6

Week on List: 6

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Southern California ranking: (6) FINDING MOON by Tony Hillerman. (HarperCollins: $24.) After 25 years, the novelist leaves the Southwest for Southeast Asia in 1975. (9)

Last Weeks: -

Week on List: 1

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Southern California ranking: (7) STAR WARS: DARKSABER by Kevin J. Anderson. (Spectra/Bantam: $22.95.)

Last Weeks: -

Week on List: 1

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Southern California ranking: (8) THE CELESTINE PROPHECY by James Redfield. (Warner: $17.95.) An ancient manuscript is discovered in the rain forest of Peru. (5)

Last Weeks: -

Week on List: 71

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Southern California ranking: (9) 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).

Last Weeks: 7

Week on List: 3

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Southern California ranking: (10) 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.

Last Weeks:4

Week on List: 4

Nonfiction

Southern California ranking: (1) CHARLES KURALT'S AMERICA by Charles Kuralt. (Putnam: $24.95.) Bringing to page what he did on TV. (5)

Last Weeks: -

Week on List: 1

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Southern California ranking: (2) MY AMERICAN JOURNEY by Colin Powell with Joseph E. Persico. (Random House: $25.95.) The modest beginnings of an American hero. (1)

Last Weeks: 1

Week on List: 6

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Southern California ranking: (3) THE SEVEN SPIRITUAL LAWS OF SUCCESS by Deepak Chopra. (Amber-Allen Publishing: $12.95.) (4)

Last Weeks: 4

Week on List: 31

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Southern California ranking: (4) MEN ARE FROM MARS: Women Are From Venus by John Gray, Ph.D. (HarperCollins: $23.) Interpreting for the Martians and Venusians. (3)

Last Weeks: 7

Week on List: 89

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Southern California ranking: (5) EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE by Daniel Goleman. (Bantam Doubleday Dell: $23.95.) We measure everything else, why not this, too? (2)

Last Weeks: 3

Week on List: 5

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Southern California ranking: (6) A GOOD LIFE: Newspapering and Other Adventures by Ben Bradlee. (Simon & Schuster: $27.50.) (6)

Last Weeks: 2

Week on List: 5

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Southern California ranking: (7) DAVID LETTERMAN'S BOOK OF TOP TEN LISTS by David Letterman and the Late Show with David Letterman writers. (Bantam: $16.)

Last Weeks: -

Week on List: 1

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Southern California ranking: (8) PALIMPSEST: A Memoir by Gore Vidal. (Random House: $27.50.)

Last Weeks: 6

Week on List: 4

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Southern California ranking: (9) MY POINT . . . AND I DO HAVE ONE by Ellen Degeneres. (Bantam: $19.95.) The comedienne on paper. (8)

Last Weeks: -

Week on List: 5

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Southern California ranking: (10) A GOOD WALK SPOILED by John Feinstein. (Little Brown: $23.95.) On golf. (7)

Last Weeks: 10

Week on List: 13

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

Paperbacks

FICTION

1. THE LOTTERY WINNER by Mary Higgins Clark. (Pocket: $6.99.)

2. DARK RIVERS OF THE HEART by Dean Koontz. (Ballantine: $7.99.)

3. MIRROR IMAGE by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik. (Berkley: $6.99.)

4. THE STONE DIARIES by Carol Shields. (Penguin: $10.95.)

5. THE DUKE by Catherine Coulter. (Topaz: $6.99.)

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NONFICTION

1. THE CALVIN AND HOBBES TENTH ANNIVERSARY BOOK by Bill Watterson. (Andrews and McMeel: $14.95.)

2. CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL edited by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. (Health Communications: $12.95.)

3. THE COMING PLAGUE by Laurie Garrett. (Penguin: $14.95.)

4. THE SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE by Stephen R. Covey. (Fireside/Simon and Schuster: $12.)

5. TEN STUPID THINGS WOMEN DO TO MESS UP THEIR LIVES by Laura C. Schlessinger. (Harper Perennial: $10.)

Rankings based on Times' poll of local bookstores. For information on Times bestsellers, call (213) 237-4336 after 11 a.m. on Wednesdays.

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