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August 04, 1996

Fiction

THE LAST DON by Mario Puzo. (Random House: $25.95.) Blood and money are tough to shake when a mafia boss tries going legit for his childrens' sake. Southern California ranking: 1; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1

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: 2; Last Weeks: 1; Week on List: 4

THE RUNAWAY JURY by John Grisham. (Doubleday: $26.95) (2)*. Southern California ranking: 3; Last Weeks: 2; Week on List: 11

I'M LOSING YOU by Bruce Wagner. (Villard: $23.) A collection of characters trapped (sometimes willingly) in the sleaze of Hollywood. Southern California ranking: 4; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 2

LILY WHITE by Susan Isaacs. (HarperCollins: $25.) (8)*. Southern California ranking: 5; Last Weeks: 4; Week on List: 6

A LITTLE YELLOW DOG by Walter Mosley. (W.W. Norton: $23.)*. Southern California ranking: 6; Last Weeks: 5; Week on List: 6

THE WHITE BOY SHUFFLE by Paul Beatty. (Houghton Mifflin: $19.95.) An awkward poet manipulates racial stereotypes to become an American success story. Southern California ranking: 7; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1

PRIMARY COLORS by Anonymous (Joe Klein). (Random House: $24.) (14)*. Southern California ranking: 8; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 19

THE CELESTINE PROPHECY by James Redfield. (Warner: $17.95.) An ancient manuscript is discovered in the rain forest of Peru (4)*. Southern California ranking: 9; Last Weeks: 6; Week on List: 74

THE TENTH INSIGHT: Holding the Vision by James Redfield. (Warner: $19.95.) (3)*. Southern California ranking: 10; Last Weeks: 3; Week on List: 14

Nonfiction

THE ZONE by Barry Sears with Bill Lawren. (HarperCollins/ReganBooks: $22.) (2). Southern California ranking: 1; Last Weeks: 1; Week on List: 21

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: 2; Last Weeks: 5; Week on List: 9

OUTRAGE: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away with Murder by Vincent Bugliosi. (W.W. Norton: $25.) (5). Southern California ranking: 3; Last Weeks: 2; Week on List: 8

POWER TO BURN: Michael Ovitz and the New Business of Show Business by Stephen Singular. (Carol/Birch Lane: $22.50.) An unauthorized portrait of Michael Eisner's right-hand man at Disney. Southern California ranking: 4; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1

UNLIMITED ACCESS: An FBI Agent Inside the Clinton White House by Gary Aldrich. (Regnery: $24.95.) (1). Southern California ranking: 5; Last Weeks: 8; 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: 6; Last Weeks: 3; Week on List: 11

MEN ARE FROM MARS: Women Are From Venus by John Gray, PhD. (HarperCollins: $23.) Interpreting relationships for Martians and Venusians (4)*. Southern California ranking: 7; Last Weeks: 4; Week on List: 123

BAD AS I WANNA BE by Dennis Rodman with Tim Keown. (Delacorte: $22.95.) (6)*. Southern California ranking: 8; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 8

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: 6; Week on List: 10

THE SEVEN SPIRITUAL LAWS OF SUCCESS by Deepak Chopra. (Amber-Allen Publishing: $12.95.) (13)*. Southern California ranking: 10; Last Weeks: 7; Week on List: 66

Paperbacks: FICTION

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

2. TRAINSPOTTING by Irvine Welsh. (Norton: $13.)

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

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

5. JUSTICE by Faye Kellerman. (Avon: $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. CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL edited by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. (Health Communications: $12.95.)*

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

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

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). For early information on Times bestsellers, call (213) 237-4336 after 11 a.m. Wednesdays.

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