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Rank­ings re­flect sales for the week end­ing Satur­day, Oct. 27, and in­clude both elec­tronic and print edi­tions.


1. THE RECK­ON­ING, by John Gr­isham. (Dou­ble­day) A dec­o­rated World War II vet­eran shoots and kills a pas­tor in­side a Mis­sis­sippi church. (Weeks on list: 1)

2. EV­ERY BREATH, by Ni­cholas Sparks. (Grand Cen­tral) Dif­fi­cult choices sur­face when Hope An­der­son and Tru Walls meet in a North Carolina sea­side town. (2)

3. THE PRES­I­DENT IS MISS­ING, by Bill Clin­ton and James Pat­ter­son. (Lit­tle, Brown and Knopf) Pres­i­dent Jonathan Dun­can takes on ad­ver­saries at home and abroad. (15)

4. NOT QUITE OVER YOU, by Su­san Mallery. (HQN) The fourth book in the Hap­pily Inc. se­ries. Sil­ver Tes­dal must re­veal a se­cret she has been keep­ing from Drew Lo­vato. (1)

5. THE NEXT PER­SON YOU MEET IN HEAVEN, by Mitch Al­bom. (Harper) The se­quel to “The Five Peo­ple You Meet in Heaven” fol­lows An­nie on her heav­enly jour­ney. (3)

6. HOLY GHOST, by John Sand­ford. (Put­nam) Vir­gil Flow­ers in­ves­ti­gates shoot­ings in a Min­nesota town fol­low­ing an at­tempt to re­vive its ail­ing econ­omy. (3)

7. A SPARK OF LIGHT, by Jodi Pi­coult. (Bal­lan­tine) The lives of pa­tients, doc­tors and ac­tivists in­ter­sect when a gun­man holds them hostage in a woman’s health cen­ter in Mis­sis­sippi. (4)

8. WHERE THE CRAW­DADS SING, by Delia Owens. (Put­nam) In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who sur­vived alone in the marsh be­comes a mur­der sus­pect. (7)

9. UN­SHEL­TERED, by Bar­bara King­solver. (Harper) In­ter­twined sto­ries of two fam­i­lies who live in dif­fer­ent cen­turies on the same street corner in Vineland, New Jersey. (2)

10. AM­BUSH, by James Pat­ter­son and James O. Born. (Lit­tle, Brown) Michael Ben­nett dis­cov­ers that an as­sas­sin is tar­get­ing him and his fam­ily. (3)

11. THE TAT­TOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ, by Heather Mor­ris. (Harper) A con­cen­tra­tion camp de­tainee tasked with per­ma­nently mark­ing fel­low pris­on­ers falls in love with one of them. (8)


1. KILLING THE SS, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Du­gard. (Holt) A look at the post­war man­hunt for mem­bers of Hitler’s in­ner cir­cle. (3)

2. THE MAMBA MEN­TAL­ITY, by Kobe Bryant. (Melcher Me­dia/ MCD/Far­rar, Straus & Giroux) The for­mer Los An­ge­les Laker de­scribes var­i­ous skills and tech­niques he used on the court. (1)

3. SHIP OF FOOLS, by Tucker Carl­son. (Free Press) The Fox News an­chor ar­gues that Amer­ica’s rul­ing class is out of touch with ev­ery­day ci­ti­zens. (4) 4. ED­U­CATED, by Tara Westover. (Ran­dom House) The daugh­ter of sur­vival­ists, who is kept out of school, ed­u­cates her­self enough to leave home for uni­ver­sity. (36)

5. FEAR, by Bob Wood­ward. (Si­mon & Schus­ter) Based on hours of in­ter­views with sources, the Pulitzer Prize-win­ning jour­nal­ist de­scribes de­bates and de­ci­sion-mak­ing within the Trump White House. (7)

6. BRIEF AN­SWERS TO THE BIG QUES­TIONS, by Stephen Hawk­ing. (Ban­tam) A col­lec­tion of es­says from the late sci­en­tist’s per­sonal archive that ad­dress 10 im­pon­der­ables. (2)

7. THE FIFTH RISK, by Michael Lewis. (Nor­ton) The author of “The Big Short” ex­am­ines how the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion staffs its fed­eral agen­cies. (4)

8. PRES­I­DENTS OF WAR, by Michael Beschloss. (Crown) How Amer­i­can pres­i­dents waged wars and ex­panded the power of the ex­ec­u­tive branch. (3)

9. LEAD­ER­SHIP, by Doris Kearns Good­win. (Si­mon & Schus­ter) The chal­lenges that shaped the lead­er­ship abil­i­ties of Abra­ham Lin­coln, Theodore Roo­sevelt, Franklin D. Roo­sevelt and Lyn­don B. John­son. (6)

10. IN PIECES, by Sally Field. (Grand Cen­tral) A mem­oir by the two-time Academy Award and three-time Emmy Award win­ner. (6)

11. SHADE, by Pete Souza. (Lit­tle, Brown) The for­mer White House pho­tog­ra­pher jux­ta­poses pic­tures of for­mer Pres­i­dent Barack Obama with tweets, head­lines and quotes from the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion. (2)

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