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Los Angeles Times List For February 8, 2004

February 08, 2004

*--* SO. CAL. RATING Fiction

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*--* 1 Angels & Demons by Dan Brown (Pocket Books: $7.99) A Harvard scholar uncovers a vendetta against the Catholic Church.

2 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (McGraw-Hill: $12.80) A century in Macondo.

3 Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (Picador: $15) A Greek family embraces the American dream.

4 The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (Penguin: $14) A teenage girl is haunted by her mother's death.

5 Deception Point by Dan Brown (Pocket Books: $7.99) A president's reelection rests on an object buried in the Arctic.

6 Digital Fortress by Dan Brown (Griffin: $14.95) A new technology threatens the balance of international power.

7 Life of Pi by Yann Martel (Harvest Books: $14) A boy shares a lifeboat with a tiger on a harrowing trip.

8 The King of Torts by John Grisham (Dell: $7.99) A street killing is linked to a conspiracy involving a pharmaceutical giant.

9 Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier (Vintage: $14.95) A disillusioned Confederate soldier makes his way home.

10 Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee (Penguin: $13) An outcast professor seeks refuge on a South African farm.

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*--* SO. CAL. RATING Nonfiction

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*--* 1 1,000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz (Workman: $18.95) Trotting the globe.

2 Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter (Techpress: $15.95) Fiscal parenting.

3 Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich (Free Press: $14) A blackjack team from MIT bests Las Vegas casinos.

4 Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi (Random House: $13.95) A professor keeps literature alive for her students.

5 Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser (HarperCollins: $13.95) Practices of the junk food industry.

6 50 Things You're Not Supposed to Know by Russ Kick (Disinformation Co.: $9.95) Debunking myths.

7 Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom (Broadway: $12.95) Learning life's lessons from a dying former teacher.

8 100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know by American Heritage (Houghton Mifflin: $4.95)

9 What Should I Do With My Life? by Po Bronson (Random House: $14.95) People who found themselves.

10 The Bush-Haters Handbook by Jack Huberman (Thunder's Mouth Press: $13.95) The Bush record.

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