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Fiction1. Lincoln Saunders in (Randomthe Bardo House:by George $28) weekson list 9 Presidento­f his son and Lincolnis haunted grieves by the loss ghosts. 2. The Lane Teaby LisaGirl of See Hummingbir­d(Scribner: $27) 4 A California Chinese wheretea seller her moves adopted to daughter lives. 3. Norse (Norton: Mythology$25.95) A by reimaginin­gNeil Gaiman 11 of the great Norse tales of Thor and other gods. 4. The Undergroun­d Railroad by 35 Colson Whitehead (Doubleday: $26.95) A slave escapes via the Undergroun­d Railroad, imagined as a train running under America. 5. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid 5 (Riverhead: $26) Two refugees begin a romance and find home with the help of magical realism. 6. Song of the Lion by Anne 1 Hillerman (Harper: $27.99) After a deadly bombing, Navajo Tribal cops must dig into the past to find a vengeful killer. 7. One Perfect Lie by Lisa 1 Scottoline (St. Martin’s Press: $27.99) A new high school teacher hiding his real identity poses a threat to an idyllic suburban community. 8. The Black Book by James 3 Patterson (Little, Brown: $28) A madam’s black book has disappeare­d after a raid on an elite brothel.

9. In This Grave Hour by Jacqueline 5 Winspear (Harper: $27.99) Investigat­or Maisie Dobbs is assigned to find the killer of a man who escaped Belgium as a boy during The Great War. 10. The Women in the Castle by 2 Jessica Shattuck (William Morrow: $26.99) The widows of three men killed for an assassinat­ion attempt on Hitler take refuge together at the war’s end. Nonfiction 1. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance 35 (Harper: $27.99) The investment banker’s account of growing up poor in Appalachia. 2. South and West by Joan Didion 6 (Knopf: $21) Excerpts from the author’s unpublishe­d notebooks from a Southern road trip and Patty Hearst’s trial. 3. Old School by Bill O’Reilly & 3 Bruce Feirstein (Holt: $27) Views on traditiona­l American values from the Fox News host. 4. The Truth About Your Future by 3 Ric Edelman (Simon & Schuster: $26) How technology and science will reshape the way we save, invest, and plan for the future. . 5. The Book of Joy by Archbishop 28 Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama (Avery: $26) The Nobel Prize-winning spiritual leaders share their wisdom. 6. Hallelujah Anyway by Anne 2 Lamott (Riverhead: $20) The importance of mercy in our lives. 7. Sapiens by Yuval Norah Harari 7 (Harper: $35) An examinatio­n of humanity’s creation and evolution. 8. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a 3 F*ck by Mark Manson (HarperOne: $24.99) How stopping to be positive all the time will make us become better, happier people. 9. In The Shadow of the White 1 House by Jo Haldeman & Evan Thomas (Rare Bird Books: $35) The wife of Nixon’s White House chief of staff shares her life before and after Watergate. 10. The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter 20 Wohlleben (Greystone Books: $24.95) The case that trees in the forest are purposeful, social beings living in dynamic relationsh­ip with one another.

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