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Rank­ings re­flect sales for the week end­ing Aug. 11, and in­clude both elec­tronic- and print-edi­tion sales.


1. TAIL­SPIN, by San­dra Brown. (Grand Cen­tral) A pi­lot nav­i­gates treach­er­ous sit­u­a­tions when he at­tempts to de­liver a mys­te­ri­ous black box to a doc­tor in Ge­or­gia. (Weeks on the list: 1)

2. CRAZY RICH ASIANS ,by Kevin Kwan. (An­chor) A New Yorker gets a sur­prise when she spends the sum­mer with her boyfriend in Sin­ga­pore. (9)

3. ORI­GIN, by Dan Brown. (Dou­ble­day) A sym­bol­ogy pro­fes­sor goes on a per­ilous quest with a beau­ti­ful mu­seum di­rec­tor. (24)

4. SER­PEN­TINE, by Lau­rell K. Hamil­ton. (Berkley) The vam­pire hunter Anita Blake goes to a Florida is­land where women sud­denly dis­ap­pear and mem­bers of a fam­ily turn into a mass of snakes. (1)

5. SHARP OB­JECTS ,by Gil­lian Flynn. (Broad­way) Af­ter a stay at a psy­chi­atric hos­pi­tal, a reporter re­luc­tantly re­turns to her home­town to cover the mur­ders of two girls. (11)

6. THE PRES­I­DENT IS MISS­ING, by Bill Clin­ton and James Pat­ter­son. (Lit­tle, Brown and Knopf) Pres­i­dent Jonathan Dun­can, a Gulf War veteran and wid­ower, takes on ad­ver­saries at home and abroad. (10)

7. THE MONEY SHOT ,by Stu­art Woods and Par­nell Hall. (Put­nam) A movie star is black­mailed and Teddy Fay, dis­guised as an ac­tor and stunt­man, in­ves­ti­gates. (1)

8. THE OTHER WOMAN ,by Daniel Silva. (HarperColl­ins) Gabriel Al­lon, the art re­storer and as­sas­sin, fights the Rus­sians to de­cide the fate of post­war global or­der. (4)

9. THE CHASE, by Elle Kennedy. (Elle Kennedy) A col­lege stu­dent be­comes in­volved in a love tri­an­gle with her two male room­mates. (1)

10. ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COM­PLETELY FINE, by Gail Honey­man. (Pen­guin) A young woman’s well-or­dered life is dis­rupted by the IT guy from her of­fice. (12)

11. THE ROOSTER BAR ,by John Gr­isham. (Bantam/Dell) Three stu­dents at a sleazy for-profit law school hope to ex­pose the stu­dent-loan banker who runs it. (22)

12. THE OUT­SIDER ,by Stephen King. (Scrib­ner) A de­tec­tive in­ves­ti­gates a seem­ingly whole­some mem­ber of the com­mu­nity when an 11-year-old boy’s body is found. (12)


1. EV­ERY­THING TRUMP TOUCHES DIES, by Rick Wil­son. (Free Press) The Repub­li­can po­lit­i­cal cam­paign strate­gist gives his take on the cur­rent pres­i­dent and of­fers a way for­ward for con­ser­va­tives. (1)

2. THE RUS­SIA HOAX ,by Gregg Jar­rett. (Broad­side) The Fox News an­a­lyst makes his case against the FBI in­ves­ti­ga­tion into col­lu­sion be­tween the Trump cam­paign and Rus­sia. (3)

3. ED­U­CATED, by Tara Westover. (Ran­dom House) The daugh­ter of sur­vival­ists, who is kept out of school, ed­u­cates her­self enough to leave home for uni­ver­sity. (25)

4. LIARS, LEAK­ERS AND LIB­ER­ALS, by Jea­nine Pirro. (Cen­ter Street) The le­gal an­a­lyst and Fox News host ar­gues in fa­vor of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump. (4)

5. DOPESICK, by Beth Macy. (Lit­tle, Brown) An in-depth look at how opioid ad­dic­tion af­fects Amer­i­cans across ge­o­graphic and class lines. (1)

6. DEATH OF A NA­TION ,by Di­nesh D’Souza. (All Points) A com­pan­ion text to the con­ser­va­tive au­thor and film­maker’s doc­u­men­tary, which of­fers an al­ter­na­tive his­tory of the Demo­cratic Party. (2)

7. SAPI­ENS, by Yu­val Noah Harari. (Harper) How Homo sapi­ens be­came Earth’s dom­i­nant species. (34)

8. BLACK KLANS­MAN, by Ron Stall­worth. (Flat­iron) The first black de­tec­tive of the Colorado Springs, Colorado, Po­lice Depart­ment goes un­der­cover to in­ves­ti­gate the Ku Klux Klan. (1)

9. BAD BLOOD, by John Car­rey­rou. (Knopf) The rise and fall of Ther­a­nos, the biotech startup that failed to de­liver on its prom­ise to make blood test­ing more ef­fi­cient. (12)

10. IN­DI­ANAPO­LIS, by Lynn Vin­cent and Sara Vladic. (Si­mon & Schus­ter) A newly re­searched look into the sink­ing of the USS In­di­anapo­lis, the story of the sur­vivors and the fight to ex­on­er­ate the court-mar­tialed skip­per. (5)

11. KITCHEN CON­FI­DEN­TIAL, by An­thony Bour­dain. (Ecco) A mem­oir­ex­posé of the restau­rant world. Orig­i­nally pub­lished in 2000. (11)

12. CA­LYPSO, by David Sedaris. (Lit­tle, Brown) A col­lec­tion of comedic sto­ries on mor­tal­ity, mid­dle age and a beach house dubbed the Sea Sec­tion. (11)

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