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Rankings re­flect sales for the week end­ing June 22, and in­clude both elec­tronic- and print-edi­tion sales.


1. SUM­MER OF ‘69, by Elin Hilder­brand. (Lit­tle, Brown) The Levin fam­ily un­der­goes dra­matic events with a son in Viet­nam, a daugh­ter in protests and dark secrets hiding beneath the sur­face. (Weeks on list: 1)

2. 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. (41)

3. THE RECK­ON­ING, by John Gr­isham. (Dou­ble­day) A dec­o­rated World War II vet­eran shoots and kills a pastor in­side a Mis­sis­sippi church. (19)

4. CITY OF GIRLS, by El­iz­a­beth Gilbert. (River­head) An 89-year-old Vi­vian Mor­ris looks back at the di­rec­tion her life took when she en­tered the 1940s New York the­ater scene. (3)5. MRS. EV­ERY­THING,

by Jen­nifer Weiner. (Atria) The story of two sis­ters, Jo and Bethie Kauf­man, and their life ex­pe­ri­ences as the world around them changes dras­ti­cally from the 1950s. (2)

6. BE­FORE WE WERE YOURS, by Lisa Win­gate. (Bal­lan­tine) A South Carolina lawyer learns about the ques­tion­able prac­tices of a Ten­nessee or­phan­age. (41)

7. UN­SOLVED, by James Pat­ter­son and David El­lis. (Lit­tle, Brown) A string of seem­ingly ac­ci­den­tal and un­re­lated deaths con­found FBI agent Emmy Dock­ery. (3)

8. LIT­TLE FIRES EV­ERY­WHERE, by Ce­leste Ng. (Pen­guin Press) An artist up­ends a quiet town out­side Cleve­land. (39)


1. ED­U­CATED, by Tara Westover. (Ran­dom House) The daugh­ter of sur­vival­ists, who is kept out of school, ed­u­cates her­self enough to leave home for university. (7)

2. UNFREEDOM OF THE PRESS, by Mark R. Levin. (Thresh­old Edi­tions) The con­ser­va­tive com­men­ta­tor and ra­dio host makes his case that the press is aligned with po­lit­i­cal ide­ol­ogy. (5)

3. 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. (7)

4. BE­COM­ING, by Michelle Obama. (Crown) The 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. (32)

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. (9)

6. 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. (6)

7. 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.” (49)

8. SAPI­ENS, by Yu­val Noah Harari. (Harper) How Homo sapi­ens be­came Earth’s dom­i­nant species. (74)

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