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BESTSELLERS : Fiction

November 12, 1995

Southern California ranking: (1) THE HUNDRED SECRET SENSES by Amy Tan. (Putnam: $24.95.) Another tale of a woman caught between East and West.(3)

Last Week: 4

Weeks on List: 3

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Southern California ranking: (2) 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)

Last Week: 1

Weeks on List:7

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Southern California ranking: (3) SILENT NIGHT by Mary Higgins Clark. (Simon & Schuster: $16.) A young boy sets out to save his father's life.(2)

Last Week: 2

Weeks on List: 4

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Southern California ranking: (4) 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.(4)

Last Week: 3

Weeks on List: 9

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Southern California ranking: (5) LOVE ME FOREVER by Johanna Lindsey. (Morrow: $22.) Feisty English heiress faces marriage to dashing, penniless Scotsman. (10)

Last Week: -

Weeks on List: 1

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Southern California ranking: (6) FINDING MOON by Tony Hillerman. (HarperCollins: $24.) After 25 years, the novelist shifts from the Southwest to Southeast Asia in 1975.(8)

Last Week: 6

Weeks on List: 2

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Southern California ranking: (7) 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. (7)

Last Week: 5

Weeks on List: 7

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Southern California ranking: (8) IN THE CUT by Susanna Moore. (Knopf: $21.) An erotic thriller from the feminine point of view.

Last Week: -

Weeks on List: 1

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Southern California ranking: (9) STAR WARS: DARKSABER by Kevin J. Anderson. (Spectra/Bantam: $22.95.)

Last Week: 7

Weeks on List: 2

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Southern California ranking: (10) THE CELESTINE PROPHECY by James Redfield. )Warner: $17.95.) An ancient manuscript is discovered in the rain forest of Peru.(6)

Last Week: 8

Weeks on List: 72

Nonfiction

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

Last Week: 2

Weeks on List: 7

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Southern California ranking: (2) EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE by Daniel Goleman. (Bantam Doubleday Dell: $23.95.)(2)

Last Week: 5

Weeks on List: 6

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

Last Week: 4

Weeks on List: 90

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

Last Week: 3

Weeks on List: 32

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

Last Week: 1

Weeks on List: 2

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Southern California ranking: (6) DAVID LETTERMAN'S BOOK OF TOP TEN LISTS by David Letterman and the "Late Show With David Letterman" writers. (Bantam: $16.)

Last Week: 7

Weeks on List: 2

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Southern California ranking: (7) PALIMPSEST: A Memoir by Gore Vidal. (Random House: $27.50.)

Last Week: 8

Weeks on List: 5

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Southern California ranking: (8) A GOOD LIFE: Newspapering and Other Adventures by Ben Bradlee. (Simon & Schuster: $27.50.)

Last Week: 6

Weeks on List: 6

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Southern California ranking: (9) LINCOLN by David Herbert Donald. (Simon & Schuster: $35.) An absorbing look at the deft politician behind the mythic persona.(9)

Last Week: -

Weeks on List: 1

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Southern California ranking: (10) MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL by John Berendt. (Random House: $24.) Life in an isolated remnant of the old South.

Last Week: -

Weeks on List: 27

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

4. HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT by Whitney Otto. (Ballantine: $6.99.)

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

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NONFICTION

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

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

3. THE REAL REAL WORLD by Hillary Johnson and Nancy Rommelmann. (Pocket: $16.)

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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