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May 19, 1996

Fiction

THE TENTH INSIGHT: Holding the Vision by James Redfield. (Warner: $19.95.) Building on the discovery of an ancient manuscript in "The Celestine Prophecy."(2)*. Southern California ranking: 1; Last Weeks: 1; Week on List: 3

HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK by Terry McMillan. (Viking Penguin: $22.95.) The latest from the author of "Waiting to Exhale."(1)*. Southern California ranking: 2; Last Weeks: 2; Week on List: 2

MOONLIGHT BECOMES YOU by Mary Higgins Clark. (Simon & Schuster: $24.) Photographer hunts stepmother's killer among Rhode Island's elite.(3)*. Southern California ranking: 3; Last Weeks: 3; Week on List: 6

SLOWNESS by Milan Kundera. Translated from the French by Linda Asher. (HarperCollins: $21.) A gallery of characters intrude on the author's attempt to relax at a French chateau.. Southern California ranking: 4; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1

THE DEBT TO PLEASURE by John Lanchester (Henry Holt: $20.) A gourmet's tale of murder and sibling jealousy.. Southern California ranking: 5; Last Weeks: 7; Week on List: 4

MALICE by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte: $24.95.) A young woman struggles with memories of incest and murder.(4)*. Southern California ranking: 6; Last Weeks: 5; Week on List: 5

PRIMARY COLORS by Anonymous. (Random House: $24.) A fictionalized account of '92 Democratic primaries.(6)*. Southern California ranking: 7; Last Weeks: 4; Week on List: 16

NEANDERTHAL by John Darnton. (Random: $24.) Anthropologists discover the precursors to homo sapiens living in a remote part of the world.*. Southern California ranking: 8; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 3

ROSE by Martin Cruz Smith. (Random: $25.95.) The search for a vanished cleric, set in a 19th century English coal mining town.(13)*. Southern California ranking: 9; Last Weeks: 6; Week on List: 2

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Lane Smith. (Knopf: $16.) A child's journey to the center of an immense peach.. Southern California ranking: 10; Last Weeks: 9; Week on List: 3

Nonfiction

BAD AS I WANNA BE by Dennis Rodman with Tim Keown. (Delacorte: $22.95.) Growing up poor, the NBA, Madonna and anything else a gossip is dying to know.(1). Southern California ranking: 1; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1

DREAMS INTO ACTION: Getting What You Want by Milton Katselas. (Dove: $19.95.) Turning invisible wishes into concrete realities.*. Southern California ranking: 2; Last Weeks: 7; Week on List: 5

SMOKIN' JOE by Joe Frazier with Phil Berger. (Macmillan $23.95.) A look back at a legendary career, plus boxing's future.. Southern California ranking: 3; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1

IN CONTEMPT by Christopher Darden with Jess Walter. (HarperCollins/ReganBooks: $26.)(3)*. Southern California ranking: 4; Last Weeks: 3; Week on List: 8

THE ZONE by Barry Sears with Bill Lawren. (HarperCollins/ReganBooks: $22.)(5). Southern California ranking: 5; Last Weeks: 2; Week on List: 10

SIMPLE ABUNDANCE: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach. (Warner: $17.95.) A collection of self-discovery meditations for women.(2). Southern California ranking: 6; Last Weeks: 4; Week on List: 6

MOTHER photographs by Judy Olausen. (Penguin Studio: $24.95.) 50 offbeat pictures of the photographer's zany, fearless mom.(2). Southern California ranking: 7; Last Weeks: -; Week on List: 1

MEN ARE FROM MARS: Women Are From Venus by John Gray, PhD. (HarperCollins: $23.) (4)*. Southern California ranking: 8; Last Weeks: 9; Week on List: 113

THE SEVEN SPIRITUAL LAWS OF SUCCESS by Deepak Chopra. (Amber-Allen Publishing: $12.95.)(7)*. Southern California ranking: 9; Last Weeks: 5; Week on List: 57

YOU'LL NEVER MAKE LOVE IN THIS TOWN AGAIN by Robin, Liza, Linda and Tiffany as told to Jennie Louise Frankel, Terrie Maxine Frankel and Joanne Parrent. (Dove Books: $22.95.). Southern California ranking: 10; Last Weeks: 6; Week on List: 16

Paperbacks

Paperbacks: FICTION

1. THE GREEN MILE PART TWO: The Mouse on the Mile by Stephen King. (Signet: $2.99.)

2. SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS by David Guterson. (Vintage: $12.)*

3. INDEPENDENCE DAY by Richard Ford. (Random: $13.)

4. LADDER OF YEARS by Anne Tyler. (Fawcett: $12.)*

5. GOOSEBUMPS #43: THE BEAST FROM THE EAST by R.L. Stine. (Scholastic: $3.99.)*

Paperbacks: NONFICTION

1. A 3RD SERVING OF CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: 101 More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit by Jack Canfield and Mark V. Hansen. (Health Communications: $12.95.)

2. ZAGAT SURVEY 1996 L.A./SO. CAL RESTAURANTS edited by Merrill Shindler and Karen Berk. (Zagat Survey: $10.95.)

3. MARTHA STEWART'S BETTER THAN YOU AT ENTERTAINING: A Parody by Tom Connor and Jim Downey. (HarperCollins: $10.)

4. THE ARTIST'S WAY by Julia Cameron. (Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam: $13.95.)*

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

Rankings based on Times' poll of local bookstores. National hardcover rankings (in parentheses) are those of Publishers Weekly. An asterisk (*)indicates that the book is also available in audio (source: Sound Audio Books Distributing, Agoura Hills). For early information on Times bestsellers, call (213) 237-4336 after 11 a.m. Wednesdays.

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