1'Tis, by Frank McCourt (Simon & Schuster, $26). The sequel to Angela's Ashes finds McCourt back in New York struggling to get an education and a job.
2Home Comforts, by Cheryl Mendelson (Simon & Schuster, $35). Extensive guide gives tips for all aspects of homemaking.
3A Walk to Remember, by Nicholas Sparks (Little, Brown, $19.95). A Beaufort, N.C., high school boy falls for the town goody-two-shoes.
4Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling (Arthur Levine Books, $17.95). Young magician Harry Potter returns to sorcerer school to find he is the center of a creepy mystery.
5Gap Creek, by Robert Morgan (Algonquin, $22.95). A young Appalachian girl suffers through the tribulations of her first year of marriage during the turn of the 20th century.
1The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper, $14). Baptist missionary Nathan Price takes his wife and four daughters to a remote village in the Belgian Congo in 1955.
2Angela's Ashes: A Memoir, by Frank McCourt (Simon & Schuster, $14). McCourt shares memories about growing up in Ireland during the Depression.
3The Hours, by Michael Cunningham (Picador, $13). Three women's stories are interwoven in a tribute to Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway.
4Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic, $5.99). A young boy discovers he is a magician.
5Mr. White's Confession, by Robert Clark (St. Martin's, $24). A lonely, eccentric photographer accused of murder can't remember his crime, but his journals reveal the true story.