Opening Notes

Best-Sellers

January 24 2000
Opening Notes

Best-Sellers

January 24 2000

Best-Sellers

Opening Notes

Fiction POSITION LAST WEEK

1. NO GREAT MISCHIEF, Alistair MacLeod (11) 1

2. PILGRIM, Timothy Findley (20) 5

3. ELIZABETH AND AFTER, Matt Cohen (4) 3

4. BLUE AT THE MIZZEN,

Patrick O’Brian (3) 4

5. SECOND WIND, Dick Francis (4) 8

6. ATLANTIS FOUND, Clive Cussler (2)............9

7. TIMELINE, Michael Crichton (6) ..............6

8. A GOOD HOUSE, Bonnie Burnard (8)..........2

9. DAUGHTER OF FORTUNE, Isabel Allende (1)

10. POP GOES THE WEASEL, James Patterson (2)... 10

Nonfiction

1. TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, Mitch Albom (2) .....3

2. ’TIS, Frank McCourt (14)....................1

3. HAVE A NICE DAY, Mick Foley (1)

4. FIVE DAYS IN LONDON, John Lukács (1)

5. FROM NAKED APE TO SUPERSPECIES,

David Suzuki and Holly Dresse) (6) ............4

6. SISTERS IN THE WILDERNESS,

Charlotte Gray (9).........................5

7. KANT AND THE PLATYPUS, Umberto Eco (1)

8. JAN WONG’S CHINA, Jan Wong (14) ...........8

9. SWITCHBACKS, Sid Marty (1)

10. GALILEO’S DAUGHTER, Dava Sobel (5)........10

( ) Weeks on list Compiled by Brian Betbune

Mountain mystery

Legendary mountaineer George Mallory was last seen alive on June 8, 1924, as he and companion Andrew Irvine disappeared into the clouds while ascending Mount Everest. In The Lost Explorer (Simon & Schuster), co-authored with David Roberts, climber Conrad Anker describes his discovery, 75 years later, of Mallory’s mummified body 8,100 m up the mountain’s north face. Anker, who continued on to the mountain’s summit along the treacherous route Mallory had chosen, also offers his expert opinion on the continuing mystery of whether the 1924 expedition had made the first successful Everest ascent before disaster struck. His well-argued conclusion: not with the primitive equipment Mallory and Irvine had.