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Rank­ings re­flect sales for the week end­ing May 11, and in­clude both elec­tronic- and printe­di­tion 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: 36)

2. THE NIGHT WIN­DOW, by Dean Koontz. (Ban­tam) The for­mer FBI agent pur­sues a slew of bad guys, in­clud­ing a Vegas mob boss. (1)

3. THE 18TH AB­DUC­TION, by James Pat­ter­son and Maxine Paetro. (Lit­tle, Brown) Lindsay Boxer in­ves­ti­gates the dis­ap­pear­ance of three fe­male teach­ers. (3)

4. THE MISTER, by EL James. (Vin­tage) Maxim Trevelyan in­her­its sev­eral es­tates and beds his cleaner Alessia Demachi, an Al­ba­nian pi­ano prodigy who has been traf­ficked into Eng­land. (5)

5. PAST TENSE, by Lee Child. (Ban­tam/Dell) Jack Reacher ex­plores the New Eng­land town where his fa­ther was born and a Cana­dian cou­ple now find them­selves stranded. (11)

6. RE­DEMP­TION, by David Bal­dacci. (Grand Cen­tral) The fifth book in the Mem­ory Man se­ries. The first man Amos Decker put be­hind bars asks to have his name cleared. (5)

7. A GAME OF THRONES, by Ge­orge R.R. Martin. (Ban­tam) In the frozen wastes to the north of Win­ter­fell, sin­is­ter and su­per­nat­u­ral forces are mus­ter­ing. Ba­sis of the HBO se­ries. (56)

8. BLESS­ING IN DIS­GUISE, by Danielle Steel. (Dela­corte) Is­abelle McAvoy faces chal­lenges as she raises three daugh­ters from three sep­a­rate fa­thers on her own. (2)


1. HOWARD STERN COMES AGAIN, by Howard Stern. (Si­mon & Schus­ter) The ra­dio in­ter­viewer delves into some of his fa­vorite on-air con­ver­sa­tions from the past four decades of his ca­reer. (1)

2. THE PI­O­NEERS, by David McCul­lough. (Si­mon & Schus­ter) The Pulitzer Prize-win­ning his­to­rian tells the story of the set­tling of the North­west Ter­ri­tory through five main char­ac­ters. (2)

3. ED­U­CATED, by Tara Westover. (Ran­dom House) The daugh­ter of sur­vival­ists, who is kept out of school, ed­u­cates her­self enough to leave home for a uni­ver­sity. (65)

4. BE­COM­ING, by Michelle Obama. (Crown) For­mer first lady de­scribes her jour­ney from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she bal­anced work, fam­ily and her hus­band’s po­lit­i­cal as­cent. (27)

5. THE MUELLER RE­PORT, with re­lated materials by The Wash­ing­ton Post. (Scrib­ner) Redacted find­ings from the spe­cial coun­sel’s in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Rus­sian in­ter­fer­ence in the 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion and po­ten­tial ob­struc­tion of jus­tice by the pres­i­dent. (4)

6. THE BRI­TISH ARE COM­ING, by Rick Atkin­son. (Holt) The Pulitzer Prize-win­ning his­to­rian and jour­nal­ist be­gins his Rev­o­lu­tion Tril­ogy with events from 1775 to 1777. (1)

7. THE MO­MENT OF LIFT, by Melinda Gates. (Flat­iron) The phi­lan­thropist shares sto­ries of em­pow­er­ing women to im­prove so­ci­ety. (4)

8. FU­RI­OUS HOURS, by Casey Cep. (Knopf) Harper Lee’s work on the true story about a ru­ral preacher ac­cused of mur­der­ing five of his fam­ily mem­bers in the 1970s. (2)

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