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June 09, 1996

Fiction

THE RUNAWAY JURY by John Grisham. (Doubleday: $26.95) Tampering and paranoia plague a jury during a landmark tobacco trial in the South.(1)*. Southern California ranking: 1; Last Weeks: 1; Week on List: 3

THE TENTH INSIGHT: Holding the Vision by James Redfield. (Warner: $19.95.) An Appalachian journey, building on the discoveries in "The Celestine Prophecy."(3)*. Southern California ranking: 2; Last Weeks: 2; Week on List: 6

HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK by Terry McMillan. (Viking Penguin: $22.95.) A midde-aged woman gets a new lease on life with a younger man.(2)*. Southern California ranking: 3; Last Weeks: 5; Week on List: 5

SLOWNESS by Milan Kundera. Translated from the French by Linda Asher. (HarperCollins: $21.) A gallery of characters intrudes on the author's attempt to relax in a French chateau. Southern California ranking: 4; Last Weeks: 3; Week on List: 4

THE FOURTH ESTATE by Jeffrey Archer. (HarperCollins: $26.) Two media tycoons fight for domination of the global market. Southern California ranking: 5; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1

CHANCE by Robert B. Parker. (Putnam: $21.95.) Spenser and sidekick Hawk find themselves in the middle of a Mafia war for control of gangland Boston.(15). Southern California ranking: 6; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1

DRINK WITH THE DEVIL by Jack Higgins. (Putnam: $24.95.) Agents, not leprechauns, search for lost Irish gold before it falls into terrorist hands. Southern California ranking: 7; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1

FLOATERS by Joseph Wambaugh. (Bantam: $22.95.) Cops and murderers on the eve of the America's Cup.(14). Southern California ranking: 8; Last Weeks: 6; Week on List: 2

MOONLIGHT BECOMES YOU by Mary Higgins Clark. (Simon & Schuster: $24.) Photographer hunts stepmother's killer among Rhode Island's elite.(5)*. Southern California ranking: 9; Last Weeks: 4; Week on List: 9

ROSE by Martin Cruz Smith. (Random: $25.95.) The search for a vanished cleric, set in 19th century England.*. Southern California ranking: 10; Last Weeks: 7; Week on List: 4

Nonfiction

BAD AS I WANNA BE by Dennis Rodman with Tim Keown. (Delacorte: $22.95.) Growing up poor, playing in the NBA, dating Madonna and everything else a gossip wants to know.(1). Southern California ranking: 1; Last Weeks: 1; Week on List: 4

THE ZONE by Barry Sears with Bill Lawren. (HarperCollins/ReganBooks: $22.)(5). Southern California ranking: 2; Last Weeks: 2; Week on List: 13

FALLING UP by Shel Silverstein. (HarperCollins: $16.95.) 140 new poems about the mischievous, imaginative world that children inhabit. Southern California ranking: 3; Last Weeks: 9; Week on List: 2

THE DILBERT PRINCIPLE: A Cubicle's Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads & Other Workplace Afflictions by Scott Adams. (HarperBusiness: $20.)(2). Southern California ranking: 4; Last Weeks: 3; Week on List: 3

HIT AND RUN: How Jon Peters and Peter Guber Took Sony for a Ride in Hollywood by Nancy Griffin and Kim Masters. (Simon & Schuster: $25.) Former hairdresser and movie exec reach pinnacle of greed and scandal in Tinsel Town. Southern California ranking: 5; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1

MEN ARE FROM MARS: Women Are From Venus by John Gray, PhD. (HarperCollins: $23.)(4)*. Southern California ranking: 6; Last Weeks: 5; Week on List: 116

THE SEVEN SPIRITUAL LAWS OF SUCCESS by Deepak Chopra. (Amber-Allen Publishing: $12.95.)(7)*. Southern California ranking: 7; Last Weeks: 7; Week on List: 60

SIMPLE ABUNDANCE: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach. (Warner: $17.95.)(3). Southern California ranking: 8; Last Weeks: 6; Week on List: 9

IN CONTEMPT by Christopher Darden with Jess Walter. (HarperCollins/ReganBooks: $26.)(6)*. Southern California ranking: 9; Last Weeks: 4; Week on List: 11

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: 10; Week on List: 19

Paperbacks: FICTION

1. THE GREEN MILE PART THREE: Coffey's Hands by Stephen King. (Signet: $2.99.)*

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

3. GOOSEBUMPS #44: SAY CHEESE AND DIE, AGAIN! by R.L. Stine. (Scholastic: $3.99.)

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

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

Paperbacks: NONFICTION

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

2. THE LIARS' CLUB by Mary Karr. (Penguin: $11.95.)*

3. 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.)*

4. MAKING MOVIES by Sidney Lumet. (Random: $12.)

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

Rankings based on Times' poll of local bookstores. National hardcover rankings (in parentheses) are those of Publishers Weekly. Asterisk (*) indicates book also available on audio (source: Sound Audio Books Distributing, Agoura Hills).

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