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July 07, 1996

Fiction

ACCORDION CRIMES by E. Annie Proulx. (Scribners: $25.) An exquisite accordion travels through the lives of struggling immigrants in America.(10)*. Southern California ranking: 1; Last Weeks: 10; Week on List: 3

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: 2; Last Weeks: 1; Week on List: 7

A LITTLE YELLOW DOG by Walter Mosley. (W.W. Norton: $23.) Corpses and heroin smugglers invade detective Easy Rawlins' tranquil life as a school custodian in Watts.(12)*. Southern California ranking: 3; Last Weeks: 2; Week on List: 2

THE TENTH INSIGHT: Holding the Vision by James Redfield. (Warner: $19.95.) An Appalachian journey, building on the discoveries in "The Celestine Prophecy."(4)*. Southern California ranking: 4; Last Weeks: 3; Week on List: 10

LILY WHITE by Susan Isaacs. (HarperCollins: $25.) While defending a love'em and leave'em murder suspect, a Long Island attorney faces deceptions in her own life.(9)*. Southern California ranking: 5; Last Weeks: 7; Week on List: 2

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: 6; Last Weeks: 8; Week on List: 4

THE FOURTH ESTATE by Jeffrey Archer. (HarperCollins: $26.) Two media tycoons fight for domination of the global market.(6)*. Southern California ranking: 7; Last Weeks: 6; Week on List: 5

THE STATEMENT by Brian Moore. (Dutton: $22.95.) A portrait of an unrepentant Nazi collaborator in his old age.. Southern California ranking: 8; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1

HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK by Terry McMillan. (Viking Penguin: $22.95.) (3)*. Southern California ranking: 9; Last Weeks: 4; Week on List: 9

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.(2)*. Southern California ranking: 10; Last Weeks: 5; Week on List: 4

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

THE ZONE by Barry Sears with Bill Lawren. (HarperCollins/ReganBooks: $22.)(4). Southern California ranking: 2; Last Weeks: 3; Week on List: 17

OUTRAGE: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away with Murder by Vincent Bugliosi. (W.W. Norton: $25.)(2). Southern California ranking: 3; Last Weeks: 2; Week on List: 4

THE CHOICE by Bob Woodward. (Simon & Schuster: $26.) Chatter from the political backroom as Dole and Clinton prepare for their campaigns. Southern California ranking: 4; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1

THE MESSAGE OF THE SPHINX: A Quest for the Hidden Legacy of Mankind by Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval. (Crown: $27.50.) How the ancient necropolis at Giza might be sending a cryptic message to the world today. Southern California ranking: 5; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1

BAD AS I WANNA BE by Dennis Rodman with Tim Keown. (Delacorte: $22.95.)(1). Southern California ranking: 6; Last Weeks: 5; Week on List: 6

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: 7; Last Weeks: --; 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.)(3). Southern California ranking: 8; Last Weeks: 6; Week on List: 7

FALLING UP by Shel Silverstein. (HarperCollins: $16.95.) 140 new poems about the mischievous, imaginative world that children inhabit. Southern California ranking: 9; Last Weeks: 7; Week on List: 6

THE SEVEN SPIRITUAL LAWS OF SUCCESS by Deepak Chopra. (Amber-Allen Publishing: $12.95.)(12)*. Southern California ranking: 10; Last Weeks: 8; Week on List: 63

Paperbacks: FICTION

1. THE GREEN MILE PART FOUR: The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix by Stephen King. (Signet: $2.99.)

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

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

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

5. FROM POTTER'S FIELD by Patricia Cornwell. (Berkley: $6.99.)

Paperbacks: NONFICTION

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

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

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

5. WHEN ELEPHANTS WEEP by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson and Susan McCarthy. (Delta: $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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