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July 28, 2002

July 28, 2002

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*--* 1 THE LOVELY BONES by Alice Sebold (Little, Brown: $21.95) 1 4 A murdered girl tells the story of her grieving family, the killer and the detective who hunts him 2 THE EMPEROR OF OCEAN PARK by Stephen L. Carter (Alfred A. 3 6 Knopf: $26.95) A professor is drawn into the underworld of Washington, D.C., by the secrets of his late father, a federal judge 3 THE NANNY DIARIES by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus 2 20 (St. Martin's: $24.95) The travails of an overworked and underappreciated Park Avenue caregiver 4 BAD BOY BRAWLY BROWN by Walter Mosley (Little, Brown: 4 2 $24.95) Easy Rawlins returns, looking for a woman's son among revolutionaries and grieving for his dead crony Mouse 5 ATONEMENT by Ian McEwan (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday: $26) A 7 19 haunting novel of guilt and redemption that follows several lives through the chaos of England in World War II 6 THE BEACH HOUSE by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge 5 5 (Little, Brown: $26.95) A law student seeks his own justice after his brother's body is found outside a Long Island manse 7 HARD EIGHT by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's: $25.95) New 9 4 Jersey's favorite bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum, faces all kinds of thugs as she hunts for a missing girl and her mother 8 THE DIVE FROM CLAUSEN'S PIER by Ann Packer (Alfred A. 8 5 Knopf: $24) A young woman struggles with the meaning of her life after a catastrophe changes her relationship with her fiance 9 SUNSET IN ST. TROPEZ by Danielle Steel (Delacorte Press: 10 3 $19.95) A group of old friends tries not to let personal tragedy mar a sojourn on the French Riviera 10 THE SHELTERS OF STONE by Jean M. Auel (Crown: $28.95) -- 9 Cavewoman Ayla has to negotiate warring tribes and win over her beloved's family in the latest "Earth's Children" installment 11 PRAGUE by Arthur Phillips (Random House: $24.95) Five 15 2 young seekers of love and experience move to central Europe after the Soviet Union's collapse. Reviewed on Page 3 12 THE REMNANT by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale 6 2 House: $24.99) The tribulation has begun, and world leader/antichrist Nicolae Carpathia calls for blood 13 SLEEP NO MORE by Greg Iles (Putnam: $24.95) Living on the -- 1 Mississippi Delta, a single father encounters a woman who knows too much about his youthful affair with a dead woman 14 CHOPPING SPREE by Diane Mott Davidson (Bantam: $23.95) A 14 3 Colorado caterer putting on a gala for a shopping mall opening gets pulled into a murder investigation 15 THE MULBERRY TREE by Jude Deveraux (Pocket Books: $25) -- 1 When her thuggish tycoon husband dies, a woman finds that his will leaves her only a Virginia farmhouse and a cryptic letter

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