1. Vivir para contarla
    García Márquez, Gabriel
    (Living to Tell the Tale)
    U.S.: Knopf: Random House. 2002.
    ISBN 0-4000-4106-6. $25.
    In less than a month, Knopf sold all 50,000 copies of the Spanish-language hardcover edition of Gabo's international best-selling memoir.

  2. Atravesando fronteras
    Ramos, Jorge
    (No Borders)
    U.S.: Rayo: HarperCollins. 2002.
    ISBN 0-06-0505-095. $14.95.
    Ramos's candid new memoir about his life in journalism and as a Mexican immigrant has caused a sensation at readings across the nation.

  3. ¿Quién dijo que no se puede?
    Collins, María Antonieta
    (Who Said That It Was Impossible?)
    Mexico: Grijalbo: Random House Mondadori. 2002.
    ISBN 970-05-1518-4. $15.95.
    Univision's Collins remains high on the best seller list, along with Dietas y recetas. In this follow-up book on losing weight, she is joined by her daughter.

  4. Dietas y recetas de María Antonieta
    Collins, María Antonieta
    (María Antonieta's Diets and Recipes)
    Mexico: Grijalbo: Random House Mondadori. 2001.
    ISBN 970-05-1355-6. $15.95.
    Well-loved Univision anchor Collins dropped many pounds before her public's eyes. Here, in her first best seller, she reveals her secrets.

  5. Cien años de soledad
    García Márquez, Gabriel
    (One Hundred Years of Solitude)
    Spain: Ediciones Cátedra: Anaya. 1994.
    ISBN 84-376-0494-X. $12.95.
    This classic by the Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author is a perennial favorite. It's also known as essential reading for those learning Spanish.

  6. El alquimista: Una fábula para seguir tus sueños
    Coelho, Paulo
    (The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream)
    U.S.: Rayo: HarperCollins. 2002.
    ISBN 0-06-251140-8. $12.95.
    A cult figure for U.S. Latinos, international best-selling New Age author Coelho is sure to stay on the charts and inspire for a long time.

  7. El Cucuy de la mañana
    Schiantarelli, Fernando & Renán Almendárez Coello
    (The Boogeyman of the A.M.)
    U.S.: Rayo: HarperCollins. 2002.
    ISBN 0-06-000997-7. $19.95.
    The Latino Howard Stern (with a philanthropic side) recounts overcoming his poverty-stricken childhood to become a famous U.S. radio personality.

  8. Los cuatro acuerdos: Una guía práctica para la libertad personal
    Ruiz, Miguel
    (The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom)
    U.S.: Amber-Allen Pub. 1999.
    ISBN 1-878424-36-X. $10.95.
    Originally published in English in 1997, this self-help title by a Toltec shaman became a huge best seller. Oprah added extra sales when she touted him in '99

  9. Los 7 pasos al éxito en el amor
    Gómez-Bassols, Isabel
    (The 7 Steps to Success in Love)
    U.S.: Unica Libros. 2002.
    ISBN 0-9721605-0-7. $14.95.
    The host of Radio Unica, the largest Spanish-language talk radio network in the United States, presents the seven essential steps to achieving success in love.

  10. La reina del sur
    Pérez-Reverte, Arturo
    (Southern Queen)
    Spain/U.S.: Alfaguara: Santillana. 2002.
    ISBN 84-204-6435-X. $19.95.
    This intellectual thriller peppered with Mexican drug world slang has also become an international hit for the Spanish author.

This list reflects national sales for the month of January. It is compiled from data received from independent and chain bookstores and distributors.