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June 23, 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: 5

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: 3; Week on List: 8

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.(4). Southern California ranking: 3; Last Weeks: 2; Week on List: 2

THE FOURTH ESTATE by Jeffrey Archer. (HarperCollins: $26.) Two media tycoons fight for domination of the global market.(8)*. Southern California ranking: 4; Last Weeks: 6; Week on List: 3

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: 5; Last Weeks: 4; Week on List: 7

I WAS AMELIA EARHART by Jane Mendelsohn. (Knopf: $18.) A fictional account of the famous flier who vanished in the Pacific.(7). 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: 7; Week on List: 2

EXTREME DENIAL by David Morrell. (Warner: $23.95.) An intelligence agent seeks love and happiness with a beautiful woman who's hiding dark secrets. Southern California ranking: 8; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1

ACCORDION CRIMES by E. Annie Proulx. (Scribners: $25.) An exquisite button accordion figures in the lives of immigrants carving out new lives in America.(12). 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 visit to a chateau. Southern California ranking: 10; Last Weeks: 10; Week on List: 6

Nonfiction

OUTRAGE: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away with Murder by Vincent Bugliosi. ( W.W. Norton: $25.). Southern California ranking: 1; Last Weeks: 5; Week on List: 2

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

THE ZONE by Barry Sears with Bill Lawren. (HarperCollins/ReganBooks: $22.)(4). Southern California ranking: 3; Last Weeks: 2; Week on List: 15

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: 4; Last Weeks: 4; Week on List: 4

BAD GOLF MY WAY by Leslie Nielsen and Henry Beard. (Doubleday: $19.95.) A spoof on the links classic by Jack Nicklaus. Southern California ranking: 5; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1

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: 6; Last Weeks: 4; Week on List: 5

FALLING UP by Shel Silverstein. (HarperCollins: $16.95.) 140 new poems about the mischievous, imaginative world that children inhabit. Southern California ranking: 7; Last Weeks: 6; Week on List: 4

THE WRITER GOT SCREWED (BUT DIDN'T HAVE TO): The Screenwriter's Guide to the Legal and Business Practices of the Entertainment Industry by Brooke Wharton. (HarperCollins: $22.). Southern California ranking: 8; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1

SIMPLE ABUNDANCE: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach. (Warner: $17.95.)(5). Southern California ranking: 9; Last Weeks: 8; Week on List: 11

MEN ARE FROM MARS: Women Are From Venus by John Gray, PhD. (HarperCollins: $23.)(3)*. Southern California ranking: 10; Last Weeks: 7; Week on List: 118

Paperbacks: FICTION

1. GOOSEBUMPS #45: GHOST CAMP by R.L. Stine. (Scholastic: $3.99.)

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

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

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

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

Paperbacks: NONFICTION

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

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

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

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

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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