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Fiction weeks on list

1. All the Light We Cannot See by 88 Anthony Doerr (Scribner: $27) A blind French girl and a German teen struggle in occupied France during World War II.

2. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff 17 (Riverhead: $27.95) Secrets and lies between a husband and wife over a two-decade, seemingly perfect marriage.

3. The Girl on the Train by Paula 51 Hawkins (Riverhead: $26.95) A London commuter is a witness in a woman’s disappeara­nce in this psychologi­cal thriller.

4. The Nightingal­e by Kristin 42 Hannah (St. Martin’s: $27.99) Two sisters embark on different and dangerous paths in German-occupied France during WWII.

5. The Japanese Lover by Isabel 9 Allende (Atria: $28) A Jewish woman in San Francisco has a doomed lifelong affair set amid major crises of the 20th century.

6. A Manual for Cleaning Women by 8 Lucia Berlin (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: $26) A posthumous collection of 43 autobiogra­phical short stories.

7. Purity by Jonathan Franzen 18 (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: $28) A struggling graduate becomes involved in a WikiLeaks-style group run by a charismati­c German internet guru.

8. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara 16 (Doubleday: $30) The ups and downs of the life of a man with a horrific past.

9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School 10 by Jeff Kinney (Abrams: $13.95) Greg struggles to survive when his town unplugs and goes electronic­s free.

10. Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham 12 (Doubleday: $28.95) An unorthodox lawyer working out of a van defends riffraff.

Nonfiction 1. The Life-Changing Magic of 57

Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (Ten Speed Press: $16.99) A guru’s guide to declutteri­ng your home and simplifyin­g your life.

2. Between the World and Me by 26 Ta-Nehisi Coates (Spiegel & Grau: $24) The hazards and hopes of black male life.

3. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo (Ten 1 Speed Press: $18.99) An illustrate­d step-by-step follow up guide to declutteri­ng from the organizati­onal guru.

4. M Train by Patti Smith (Knopf: 15 $25) A collection of vignettes ruminating and reflecting on life, travels, coffee and mortality.

5. Gratitude by Oliver Sacks (Knopf: 6 $17) Essays on coming to terms with his own death by the noted physician who died in 2015.

6. The Notorious RBG by Irin 9 Carmon and Shana Knizhnik (Dey Street: $19.99) The life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg inspired by a law student’s blog. 7. The Art of Star Wars: The Force 2

Awakens by Phil Szostak (Abrams: $40) Concept sketches, storyboard­s, paintings and more from Lucasfilm art department­s.

8. S.P.Q.R. by Mary Beard 7 (Liveright: $35) A lively new history of the Roman Empire from classicist Mary Beard.

9. Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes 6 (Simon & Schuster: $24.99) The TV producer shares how saying ‘yes’ changed her life. 10. Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli 9

Pirates by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger (Sentinel: $27.95) The little-known U.S. war against the Barbary pirates in 1801.

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