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Los Angeles Times List For March 28, 2004

March 28, 2004

*--* SO. CAL. RATING Fiction


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

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

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

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

5 Lost Light by Michael Connelly (Warner: $7.99) Det. Harry Bosch tries to find a film employee's killer and $2 million.

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

7 The Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith (Anchor: $11.95) A Botswana detective has a rival.

8 The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks (Warner: $7.50) A young woman mourning her late husband is stalked by a rejected suitor.

9 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Perennial: $14) A century in Macondo.

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


*--* SO. CAL. RATING Nonfiction


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

2 1,000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz (Workman: $18.95) Trotting the globe.

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

4 Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas (Random House: $12.95) An Iranian girl grows up in Newport Beach.

5 The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (Vintage: $14.95) How a serial killer haunted the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.

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

7 Sex and the City by Amy Sohn (Pocket: $20) All you want to know about the popular HBO series, its cast and story lines.

8 The Crisis of Islam by Bernard Lewis (Modern Library: $19.95) How Muslims view the West, past and present.

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

10 Trump: The Art of the Deal by Donald J. Trump (Warner Books: $5.95) The Donald on his deal-making life.


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