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MY STORY AS TOLD BY WATER : David James Duncan, Sierra Club Books, 282 pages, $24.95. The fine Montana wordsmith ("The River Why," "The Brothers K") offers a jazz-style riff on the importance of salmon and rivers in the Northwest, his own experiences with both, plus a goodly helping of a native son's outrage at their current peril.

THE VOYAGE OF THE JERLE SHANNARA: ANTRAX : Terry Brooks, Ballantine Books, 375 pages, $26.95. The best-selling fantasy writer from Seattle continues his popular Shannara series, with the intrepid voyagers facing new terrors, including a monsterlike menace intent on hunting them down.


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THE BEAR'S EMBRACE : Patricia Van Tighem, Pantheon, 273 pages, $23. A British Columbia woman pens a memoir that details her 17-year ordeal after a mauling by a grizzly bear left her face horribly disfigured and her psyche shattered; a gripping account of survival that won high praise in its Canadian edition.


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For the week ending Aug. 25, 2001 (Last week's ranking, number of weeks on list.)


1. "Valhalla Rising," Clive Cussler. Putnam, $27.95 (1; 2)

2. "Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas," James Patterson. Little/Brown, $22.95 (2; 6)

3. "Hemlock Bay," Catherine Coulter. Putnam, $24.95 (4; 3)

4. "Cane River," Lalita Tademy. Warner, $24.95 (3; 10)

5. "The Smoke Jumper," Nicholas Evans. Delacorte, $26.95 (--; 1)

6. "The Woman Next Door," Barbara Delinksy. Simon & Schuster, $25 (5; 4)

7. "Any Way the Wind Blows," E. Lynn Harris. Doubleday, $19.95 (6; 7)

8. "The Forgotten," Faye Kellerman. Morrow, $26 (9; 2)

9. "The Fourth Hand," John Irving. Random House, $26.95 (7; 8)

10. "Hostage," Robert Crais. Doubleday, $24.95 (--; 3)


1. "The Wild Blue," Stephen E. Ambrose . Simon & Schuster, $26 (2; 2)

2. "John Adams," David McCullough. Simon & Schuster, $35 (1; 14)

3. "Ghost Soldiers," Hampton Sides. Doubleday, $24.95 (3; 15)

4. "Founding Brothers," Joseph J. Ellis. Knopf, $26 (5; 37)

5. "Crossing Over," John Edward. Jodere, $23.95 (--; 1)

6. "Tuesdays With Morrie," Mitch Albom. Doubleday, $19.95 (4; 201)

7. "Justice," Dominick Dunne. Crown, $24 (8; 9)

8. "The Map That Changed the World," Simon Winchester. HarperCollins, $26 (6; 3)

9. "Diana's Boys," Christopher Andersen. Morrow, $26 (7; 2)

10. "Seabiscuit," Laura Hillenbrand. Random House, $24.95 (9; 25)


1. "The Prayer of Jabez," Bruce H. Wilkinson. Multnomah, $9.99 (27 weeks on list)

2. "Secrets of the Vine," Bruce Wilkinson With David Kopp. Multnomah, $9.99 (16)

3. "Who Moved My Cheese?" Spencer Johnson. Putnam, $19.95 (94)

4. "The Road to Wealth," Suze Orman. Riverhead, $29.95 (4)

5. "Body for Life," Bill Phillips with Michael D'Orso. HarperCollins, $26 (97)


1. "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," J. K. Rowling. Levine/Scholastic, $25.95 (2; 60)

2. "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," J. K. Rowling. Levine/Scholastic, $19.95 (1; 103)

3. "The Prayer of Jabez for Teens," Bruce Wilkinson with David Kopp. Multnomah, $9.99 (3; 7)

4. "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," J.K. Rowling. Levine/Scholastic, $19.95 (4; 142)

5. "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," J.K. Rowling. Levine/Scholastic, $19.95 (6; 117)

6. "The Bad Beginning," Lemony Snicket. HarperCollins, $8.95 (5; 44)

7. "Princess in the Spotlight," Meg Cabot. HarperCollins, $15.95 (7; 5)

8. "The Reptile Room," Lemony Snicket. HarperCollins, $8.95 (8; 22)

9. "Jedi Quest: Path in Truth," Jude Watson. Lucas/Scholastic, $12.95 (--; 1)

10. "The Wide Window," Lemony Snicket. Harper/Collins, $8.95 (9; 8)

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