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September 08, 1996

Fiction

EXECUTIVE ORDERS by Tom Clancy (Putnam: $27.95.) Jack Ryan's president and facing problems in the Middle East (1)*. Southern California ranking: 1; Last Weeks: 1; Week on List: 3

SERVANT OF THE BONES by Anne Rice. (Knopf: $25.95.) A demon with a heart of gold finds himself at the mercy of whatever magician calls him (2)*. Southern California ranking: 2; Last Weeks: 2; Week on List: 5

THE RUNAWAY JURY by John Grisham. (Doubleday: $26.95) (4)*. Southern California ranking: 3; Last Weeks: 4; Week on List: 16

THE LAST DON by Mario Puzo. (Random House: $25.95.) (3)*. Southern California ranking: 4; Last Weeks: 3; Week on List: 6

I'M LOSING YOU by Bruce Wagner. (Villard: $23.) A collection of characters trapped (sometimes willingly) in the sleaze of Hollywood.*. Southern California ranking: 5; Last Weeks: 6; Week on List: 7

OUT OF SIGHT by Elmore Leonard (Delacorte Press: $22.95.) Bad guy and good gal find love on the lam (9)*. Southern California ranking: 6; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 2

CAUSE OF DEATH by Patricia Cornwell. (Putnam: $25.95.) (5)*. Southern California ranking: 7; Last Weeks: 6; Week on List: 8

THE LAST THING HE WANTED by Joan Didion. (Knopf: $23.) A journalist turns sacrificial lamb for her father's arms smuggling operation in Central America. Southern California ranking: 8; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1

THE CELESTINE PROPHECY by James Redfield. (Warner: $17.95.) An ancient manuscript is discovered in the rain forest of Peru (5)*. Southern California ranking: 9; Last Weeks: 9; Week on List: 77

THE STATEMENT by Brian Moore. (Dutton: $22.95.) A portrait of an unrepentant Nazi collaborator in old age. Southern California ranking: 10; Last Weeks: 5; Week on List: 9

Nonfiction

THE ZONE by Barry Sears with Bill Lawren. (HarperCollins/ReganBooks: $22.) (3). Southern California ranking: 1; Last Weeks: 2; Week on List: 26

MEN ARE FROM MARS: Women Are From Venus by John Gray, Ph.D. (HarperCollins: $23.) (2)*. Southern California ranking: 2; Last Weeks: 5; Week on List: 127

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: 15

POWER TO BURN: Michael Ovitz and the New Business of Show Business by Stephen Singular. (Carol/Birch Lane: $22.50.)*. Southern California ranking: 4; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 5

THE SEVEN SPIRITUAL LAWS OF SUCCESS by Deepak Chopra. (Amber-Allen Publishing: $12.95.) (12)*. Southern California ranking: 5; Last Weeks: 9; Week on List: 71

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: 6; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 13

UNLIMITED ACCESS: An FBI Agent Inside the Clinton White House by Gary Aldrich. (Regnery: $24.95.) (4)*. Southern California ranking: 7; Last Weeks: 7; Week on List: 7

SIMPLE ABUNDANCE: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach. (Warner: $17.95.) (5)*. Southern California ranking: 8; Last Weeks: 8; Week on List: 16

BARE KNUCKLES AND BACK ROOMS: My Life in American Politics by Ed Rollins with Tom DeFrank. (Broadway Books: $27.50.) (6). Southern California ranking: 9; Last Weeks: 6; Week on List: 4

ALL TOO HUMAN: The Love Story of Jack and Jackie Kennedy by Edward Klein. (Pocket: $23.) (14). Southern California ranking: 10; Last Weeks: --; Week on List: 1

Paperbacks: FICTION

1. THE GREEN MILE PART SIX: Coffey on the Mile by Stephen King. (Signet: $3.99.)

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

3. THE FIRST WIVES' CLUB by Olivia Goldsmith. (Pocket: $6.99.)

4. MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT by Sidney Sheldon. (Warner Vision: $7.50.)

5. THE GREEN MILE PART FIVE: Night Journey by Stephen King. (Signet: $2.99.)

Paperbacks: NONFICTION

1. ZAGAT SURVEY 1996 LOS ANGELES/SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RESTAURANT GUIDE edited by Merrill Shindler and Karen Berk. (Zagat Survey: $10.95.)

2. CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD by Neale D. Walsch. (Hampton Roads: $11.95.)

3. LEONARD MALTIN'S 1997 MOVIE AND VIDEO GUIDE edited by Leonard Maltin. (Signet: $7.99.)

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

5. IF by Amy Carmichael. (Christian Literature Crusade: $3.95.)

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

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