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Rank­ings re­flect sales for the week end­ing March 9, and in­clude both elec­tronic- and print-edi­tion sales.


1. 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. (Weeks on list: 26)

2. CEME­TERY ROAD, by Greg Iles. (Mor­row) The jour­nal­ist Mar­shall McEwan re­turns to his home­town, which is shaken by two deaths and an econ­omy on the brink. (1)

3. SILENT NIGHT, by Danielle Steel. (Dela­corte) Af­ter tragedy strikes, a child TV star loses her mem­ory and abil­ity to speak. (1)

4. THE MALTA EX­CHANGE, by Steve Berry. (Mino­taur) A for­mer Jus­tice Depart­ment op­er­a­tive tan­gles with a rogue car­di­nal and an an­cient sect of knights. (1)

5. DAISY JONES & THE SIX, by Tay­lor Jenk­ins Reid. (Bal­lan­tine) A fic­tional oral his­tory chart­ing the rise and fall of a ’70s rock ‘n’ roll band. (1)

6. THE WOMAN IN THE WIN­DOW, by A.J. Finn. (Mor­row) A recluse who drinks heav­ily and takes pre­scrip­tion drugs may have wit­nessed a crime across from her Har­lem town­house. (17)

7. 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. (26)

8. THE SILENT PA­TIENT, by Alex Michaelide­s. (Ce­ladon) Theo Faber looks into the mys­tery of a fa­mous painter who stops speak­ing af­ter shoot­ing her hus­band. (5)

9. THE LAST RO­MAN­TICS, by Tara Con­klin. (Mor­row) A fam­ily cri­sis tests the bonds and ideals of a renowned poet and her sib­lings. (1)

10. THE CHEF, by James Pat­ter­son and Max DiLallo. (Lit­tle, Brown) Caleb Rooney, a po­lice de­tec­tive and celebrity food truck chef, must clear his name of mur­der al­le­ga­tions. (3)


1. BE­COM­ING, by Michelle Obama. (Crown) The for­mer first lady de­scribes her jour­ney from the South Side of Chicago to the White House. (17)

2. THE CASE FOR TRUMP, by Vic­tor Davis Han­son. (Ba­sic) A de­fense stat­ing that the cur­rent pres­i­dent adopted sev­eral tra­di­tional con­ser­va­tive po­si­tions. (1)

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. (55)

4. BORN A CRIME, by Trevor Noah. (Spiegel & Grau) A mem­oir about grow­ing up bira­cial in apartheid South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.” (37)

5. 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. (31)

6. THE UNINHABITA­BLE EARTH, by David Wal­lace-Wells. (Tim Dug­gan) How cli­matere­lated crises may cause food short­ages, refugee emer­gen­cies and other catas­tro­phes. (3)

7. THE THREAT, by An­drew G. McCabe. (St. Martin’s) The for­mer deputy direc­tor of the FBI de­scribes ma­jor events of his ca­reer. (3)

8. SAY NOTH­ING, by Pa­trick Rad­den Keefe. (Dou­ble­day) A look at the con­flict in North­ern Ire­land known as the Trou­bles. (2)

9. SPEAR­HEAD, by Adam Makos. (Bal­lan­tine) An Amer­i­can tank gun­ner faces en­e­mies in Cologne, Ger­many, dur­ing World War II. (3)

10. SAPI­ENS, by Yu­val Noah Harari. (Harper) How Homo sapi­ens be­came Earth’s dom­i­nant species. (63)

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