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Commentary: Book festival a best seller

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- In the three years since its beginning, just a few weeks after Sept. 11, 2001, the National Book Festival has risen in stature to rival the Kennedy Center Honor
JESSIE THORPE, United Press International

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Hardcover Fiction 1. The Da Vinci Code -- Dan Brown, 100 2. The Guardian -- Nicholas Sparks, 91
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Hardcover Fiction 1. Da Vinci Code -- Dan Brown, 100 2. The Devil Wears Prada -- Lauren Weisberger, 59
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Hardcover Fiction 1. The Ultimate X-Men Update -- Peter Sanderson, 100 2. Da Vinci Code -- Dan Brown, 32
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Hardcover Fiction 1. The DaVinci Code -- Dan Brown, 100 2. The Devil Wears Prada -- Lauren Weisberger, 30
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Booklist -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

Hardcover Fiction 1. The Devil Wears Prada -- Lauren Weisberger, 100 2. The DaVinci Code -- Dan Brown, 54
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Hardcover Fiction 1. The DaVinci Code -- Dan Brown, 100 2. The Guardian -- Nicholas Sparks, 100
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Hardcover Fiction 1. Cerulean Sins: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel -- Laurell K. Hamilton, 100 2. Middlesex: A Novel -- Jeffrey Eugenides, 40
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Hardcover Fiction 1. Cerulean Sins: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel -- Laurell K. Hamilton, 100 2. A Ship Made of Paper: A Novel -- Scott Spencer, 66
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Hardcover Fiction 1. Back Story: A Spenser Novel -- Robert B. Parker, 100 2. The Da Vinci Code -- Dan Brown, 72
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Hardcover Fiction 1. Back Story: A Spenser Novel -- Robert B. Parker, 100 2. Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons -- Lorna Landvik, 88
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Hardcover Fiction 1. The Confessor -- Daniel Silva, 100 2. A Ship Made of Paper: A Novel -- Scott Spencer, 94
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Hardcover Fiction 1. The Last Detective -- Robert Crais, 100
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Hardcover Fiction 1. The Last Detective -- Robert Crais, 100 2. The Cat Who Brought Down the House -- Lilian Jackson Braun, 54
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Hardcover Fiction 1. Pattern Recognition -- William Gibson, 100
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Sue Monk Kidd
Novelist Sue Monk Kidd arrives for the world premiere of the film based on her book "The Secret Life of Bees" at Roy Thomson Hall during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada on September 5, 2008. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)
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Sue Monk Kidd (born August 12, 1948) is a writer from the Southern United States, best known for her novel, The Secret Life of Bees.

Kidd, who was born in Sylvester, Georgia, graduated from Texas Christian University with a B.S. in nursing in 1970 and worked throughout her twenties as a Registered Nurse and college nursing instructor.

She got her start in writing when a personal essay she wrote for a writing class was published in Guideposts and reprinted in Reader's Digest. She went on to become a Contributing Editor at Guideposts.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Sue Monk Kidd."
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