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Los Angeles Times Bestsellers

April 15, 2001

FICTION

1 THE BONESETTER'S DAUGHTER by Amy Tan (Putnam: $25.95) A ghostwriter uncovers her family's anguished past in China as her mother struggles with Alzheimer's disease.

Last week: 1

Weeks on List: 7

2 DREAMCATCHER by Stephen King (Scribner: $28) Four boyhood friends return to a cabin in the Maine woods to recall old times and face horrifying bodysnatchers.

Last week: 4

Weeks on List: 2

3 MY DREAM OF YOU by Nuala O'Faolain (Riverhead: $25.95) In researching a 150-year-old divorce case, an Irish writer uncovers a story of love and devotion.

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Weeks on List: 1

4 THE VILLA by Nora Roberts (Putnam: $25.95) The merger of two powerful family wineries in Napa, Calif., results in romance, intrigue, sabotage and murder.

Last week: 8

Weeks on List: 2

5 THE LAST TIME THEY MET by Anita Shreve (Little, Brown: $24.95) Two poets sustain a lifelong passionate relationship even though they have been together only three times.

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Weeks on List: 1

6 SCARLET FEATHER by Maeve Binchy (Dutton: $25.95) A pair of caterers make the best food in all of Dublin, feeding their clients' stomachs as well as their souls.

Last week: 3

Weeks on List: 4

7 A PAINTED HOUSE by John Grisham (Doubleday: $27.95) Tensions between two groups of farm workers result in a brutal murder in this tale of an Arkansas boyhood in 1952.

Last week: 5

Weeks on List: 8

8 A DAY LATE AND A DOLLAR SHORT by Terry McMillan (Viking: $25.95) A matriarch, her husband and her children see life-and one another-on their own terms.

Last week: 10

Weeks on List: 10

9 POTSHOT by Robert B. Parker (Putnam: $23.95) The 28th Spenser novel finds the private investigator in Potshot, Ariz., a former mining town reborn as a millionaires' retreat.

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Weeks on List: 1

10 SHOPGIRL by Steve Martin (Hyperion: $17.95) A young artist working days in the glove department of Neiman Marcus falls in love with a millionaire businessman.

Last week: 15

Weeks on List: 23

11 1st TO DIE by James Patterson (Little, Brown: $26.95) Four female professionals dubbed "The Women's Murder Club" track a killer with a penchant for newlyweds.

Last week: 6

Weeks on List: 4

12 SINGING BOY by Dennis McFarland (Henry Holt: $25) After a man is gunned down by a stranger while his wife and son watch, his widow and best friend suffer the consequences.

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Weeks on List: 1

13 A CLOD OF WAYWARD MARL by Rick Demarinis (Dennis McMillan Publications: $30) A "trash for cash" writer takes a job as a professor at La Siberia Tech.

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Weeks on List: 1

14 MYSTIC RIVER by Dennis Lehane (William Morrow: $25) A young girl's murder in a Massachusetts neighborhood causes three friends to confront the skeletons in their closets.

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Weeks on List: 9

15 THE ORANGE CURTAIN by John Shannon (Carroll & Graf: $24) Jack Liffey finds himself on the trail of a killer when he investigates the disappearance of a Vietnamese American girl.

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Weeks on List: 1

NONFICTION

1 SEABISCUIT by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House: $24.95) How three men transformed a thoroughbred horse from a neurotic also-ran into an American sports icon.

Last week: 3

Weeks on List: 5

2 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? by Spencer Johnson (Putnam: $19.95) The coauthor of "The One Minute Manager" uses the parable of mice in a maze to show people how to manage change.

Last week: 1

Weeks on List: 55

3 FAST FOOD NATION by Eric Schlosser (Houghton Mifflin: $25) A journalist exposes the fast-food industry's strategies, from meatpacking to the boardroom, to control American consumers.

Last week: 2

Weeks on List: 8

4 MORE THAN A GAME by Phil Jackson and Charley Rosen (Seven Stories Press: $24.95) A tribute to the Triangle Offense and a chronicle of the Lakers' latest championship season.

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Weeks on List: 1

5 LOST HOLLYWOOD by David Wallace (St. Martin's: $23.95) A tour of the movie capital's locations and the stories, glamour and romance associated with them.

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Weeks on List: 1

6 BECOMING AMERICA by Jon Butler (Harvard University Press: $27.95) A study of 18th century colonial America exposes the turmoil that would become a revolution.

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Weeks on List: 1

7 TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE by Mitch Albom (Doubleday: $19.95) A sportswriter's story of the life lessons he received during weekly visits to an older dying friend.

Last week: 6

Weeks on List: 161

8 A SHORT GUIDE TO A HAPPY LIFE by Anna Quindlen (Random House: $12.95) The columnist reflects on what it takes to "get a life" by living deeply rather than merely existing.

Last week: 5

Weeks on List: 21

9 ULTIMATE JOURNEY by Richard Bernstein (Alfred A. Knopf: $26) A former New York Times correspondent retraces the trail of an ancient Buddhist monk into the heart of Central Asia.

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Weeks on List: 1

10 AN HOUR BEFORE DAYLIGHT by Jimmy Carter (Simon & Schuster: $26) Memories of the former president's boyhood on a Georgia farm during the Great Depression.

Last week: 9

Weeks on List: 12

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