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June 16, 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: 4

A CROWN OF SWORDS by Robert Jordan. (Tor: $27.95.) Psychics try to halt a weather catastrophe in this seventh book in "The Wheel of Time" series. Southern California ranking: 2; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1

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: 3; Last Weeks: 2; Week on List: 7

HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK by Terry McMillan. (Viking Penguin: $22.95.) A middle-aged woman gets a new lease on life with a younger man.(2)*. Southern California ranking: 4; Last Weeks: 3; Week on List: 6

I WAS AMELIA EARHART by Jane Mendelsohn. (Knopf: $18.) A fictional account of the famous flier who vanished in the Pacific.(5). Southern California ranking: 5; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1

THE FOURTH ESTATE by Jeffrey Archer. (HarperCollins: $26.) Two media tycoons fight for domination of the global market.(9)*. Southern California ranking: 6; Last Weeks: 5; Week on List: 2

THE INTRUDER by Peter Blauner. (Simon & Schuster: $23.) A crazed homeless man stalks an attorney's family. Southern California ranking: 7; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1

CHANCE by Robert B. Parker. (Putnam: $21.95.) Spenser and Hawk get caught in a gangland war in Boston.(10)*. Southern California ranking: 8; Last Weeks: 6; Week on List: 2

THE FLAMING CORSAGE by William Kennedy. (Viking: $23.95.) The Albany Cycle continues with the story of the lives behind "The Love Nest Killings of 1908." Southern California ranking: 9; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1

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 chateau. Southern California ranking: 10; Last Weeks: 4; Week on List: 5

Nonfiction

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.(5)*. Southern California ranking: 1; Last Weeks: 5; Week on List: 2

THE ZONE by Barry Sears with Bill Lawren. (HarperCollins/ReganBooks: $22.) (6). Southern California ranking: 2; Last Weeks: 2; Week on List: 14

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: 3; Last Weeks: 1; Week on List: 5

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: 4; Week on List: 4

OUTRAGE: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away with Murder by Vincent Bugliosi. ( W.W. Norton: $25.). Southern California ranking: 5; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1

FALLING UP by Shel Silverstein. (HarperCollins: $16.95.) 140 new poems about the mischievous, imaginative world that children inhabit. Southern California ranking: 6; Last Weeks: 3; Week on List: 3

MEN ARE FROM MARS: Women Are From Venus by John Gray, PhD. (HarperCollins: $23.) (3)*. Southern California ranking: 7; Last Weeks: 6; Week on List: 117

SIMPLE ABUNDANCE: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach. (Warner: $17.95.) (4). Southern California ranking: 8; Last Weeks: 8; Week on List: 10

THE SEVEN SPIRITUAL LAWS OF SUCCESS by Deepak Chopra. (Amber-Allen Publishing: $12.95.) (8)*. Southern California ranking: 9; Last Weeks: 7; Week on List: 61

MESSAGES FROM MY FATHER by Calvin Trillin. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: $16.) A literary son meditates on his father's life. Southern California ranking: 10; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1

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. BEACH MUSIC by Pat Conroy. (Bantam: $7.99.)

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

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. GOD: A Biography by Jack Miles. (Vintage: $15.)

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

4. 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.)*

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

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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