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July 28, 1996

Fiction

CAUSE OF DEATH by Patricia Cornwell. (Putnam: $25.95.) A body found in a frozen river draws medical expert Kay Scarpetta into a conspiracy.(1).

Southern California ranking: 1; Last Weeks: 1; Week on List: 3

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THE RUNAWAY JURY by John Grisham. (Doubleday: $26.95)(2)*.

Southern California ranking: 2; Last Weeks: 2; Week on List: 10

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THE TENTH INSIGHT: Holding the Vision by James Redfield. (Warner: $19.95.)(3)*.

Southern California ranking: 3; Last Weeks: 9; Week on List: 13

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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.(8)*.

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

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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.(14)*.

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

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THE CELESTINE PROPHECY by James Redfield. (Warner: $17.95.) An ancient manuscript is discovered in the rain forest of Peru.(5)*.

Southern California ranking: 6; Last Weeks: -; Week on List: 73

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HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK by Terry McMillan. (Viking Penguin: $22.95.)(4)*.

Southern California ranking: 7; Last Weeks: 10; Week on List: 12

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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: 3; Week on List: 4

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SLOWNESS by Milan Kundera. Translated from the French by Linda Asher. (HarperCollins: $21.) A meditation on the accelerated pace of modern life, set in a quaint French chateau.

Southern California ranking: 9; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 7

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PUSH by Sapphire. (Knopf: $20.) A fragmented journey through the mind of an abused Harlem teenager.

Southern California ranking: 10; Last Weeks: 7; Week on List: 2

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NONFICTION

THE ZONE by Barry Sears with Bill Lawren. (HarperCollins/ReganBooks: $22.)(2).

Southern California ranking: 1; Last Weeks: 1; Week on List: 20

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OUTRAGE: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away with Murder by Vincent Bugliosi. (W.W. Norton: $25.)(3).

Southern California ranking: 2; Last Weeks: 2; Week on List: 7

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THE DILBERT PRINCIPLE: A Cubicle's Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads & Other Workplace Afflictions by Scott Adams. (HarperBusiness: $20.)(1).

Southern California ranking: 3; Last Weeks: 4; Week on List: 10

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MEN ARE FROM MARS: Women Are From Venus by John Gray, PhD. (HarperCollins: $23.) Interpreting relationships for Martians and Venusians.(4)*.

Southern California ranking: 4; Last Weeks: 7; Week on List: 122

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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.)*.

Southern California ranking: 5; Last Weeks: 3; Week on List: 8

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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: 5; Week on List: 9

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THE SEVEN SPIRITUAL LAWS OF SUCCESS by Deepak Chopra. (Amber-Allen Publishing: $12.95.)(15)*.

Southern California ranking: 7; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 65

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UNLIMITED ACCESS: An FBI Agent Inside the Clinton White House by Gary Aldrich. (Regnery: $24.95.) How the White House is a den of iniquity, by a former den--izen.(9).

Southern California ranking: 8; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1

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LUSH LIFE: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn by David Hajdu. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux: $27.50.) The composer who made sure Duke Ellington hit the right notes.

Southern California ranking: 9; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1

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SIMPLE ABUNDANCE: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach. (Warner: $17.95.)(6).

Southern California ranking: 10; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 12

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Paperbacks / FICTION

1. GOOSEBUMPS #46: HOW TO KILL A MONSTER by R.L. Stine. (Scholastic: $3.99.)

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

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

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

5. A TIME TO KILL by John Grisham. (Dell/Island: $6.99.)

Paperbacks / NONFICTION

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

2. THE SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE by Stephen R. Covey. (Fireside/Simon and Schuster: $12.)*

3. REVIVING OPHELIA by Mary Pipher. (Ballantine: $12.50.)

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. Asterisk (*) indicates book also available on audio (source: Sound Audio Books Distributing, Agoura Hills).

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