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The Washington Post Sunday - - BOOK WORLD -

1 THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TAT­TOO 79 (Vin­tage, $14.95). By Stieg Lars­son. First book in the late Swede’s “Mil­len­nium Tril­ogy”; ba­sis of the film.

2 THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE 40 (Vin­tage, $15.95). By Stieg Lars­son. Sex traf­fick­ing be­tween Swe­den and East­ern Europe is ex­posed.

3 THE LOST SYM­BOL (An­chor, $9.99) 10 By Dan Brown. Ma­sonic lore fig­ures promi­nently in this se­quel to “The Da Vinci Code”; set in D.C.

4 HOUSE RULES (Washington Square, $16) 7 By Jodi Pi­coult. A mom’s or­deal when her old­est son, who has Asperger’s syn­drome, is ac­cused of murder.

5 THE ART OF RAC­ING IN THE RAIN 17 (Harper, $14.99). By Garth Stein. Enzo, a ca­nine with hu­man qual­i­ties, nar­rates this unique tale.

6 MA­JOR PET­TI­GREW’S LAST STAND 4 (Ran­dom House, $15). By Helen Si­mon­son. A proper English wid­ower finds love in an un­ex­pected quar­ter.

7 CUT­TING FOR STONE (Vin­tage, $15.95) 13 By Abra­ham Vergh­ese. Medicine, po­lit­i­cal up­heaval and Africa wo­ven into a sweep­ing saga.

8 LIT­TLE BEE (Simon & Schus­ter, $14) 43 By Chris Cleave. This wry sec­ond novel from a Bri­tish jour­nal­ist ex­plores the state of war and refugees.

9 U IS FOR UN­DER­TOW (Berkley, $7.99) 4 By Sue Grafton. Mill­hone agrees to help a young man with sus­pect mem­o­ries of a decades-old kid­nap­ping.

10 ALEX CROSS’S TRIAL (Vi­sion, $9.99) 3 By James Pat­ter­son & Richard DilLallo. A novel within a novel — Cross’s great-un­cle Abra­ham’s life.

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