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Rank­ings re­flect sales for the week end­ing June 29, and in­clude both elec­tronic- and print-edi­tion sales.


1. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, by Delia Owens. (Put­nam) In a quiet coastal town in 1969, a young woman who sur­vived alone in the marsh be­comes a mur­der sus­pect. (Weeks on list: 42)

2. BACK­LASH, by Brad Thor. (Emily Bestler/Atria) Cut off from any sup­port, Scot Har­vath fights to get his re­venge. (1)

3. LOST AND FOUND, by Danielle Steel. (Dela­corte) A pho­tog­ra­pher em­barks on a road trip to re­con­nect with three men she might have mar­ried. (1)

4. 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 be­low the sur­face. (2)

5. THE RECK­ON­ING, by John Gr­isham. (Dou­ble­day) A dec­o­rated World War II veteran shoots and kills a pas­tor in­side a Mis­sis­sippi church. (20)

6. COT­TAGE BY THE SEA, by Deb­bie Ma­comber. (Bal­lan­tine) An­nie Mar­low forms new re­la­tion­ships in the Pa­cific North­west as she tries to re­cover from tragedy. (5)

7. CITY OF GIRLS, by El­iz­a­beth Gilbert. (River­head) A young woman’s ad­ven­tures in the 1940s New York theater scene. (4)

8. BE­FORE WE WERE YOURS, by Lisa Win­gate. (Bal­lan­tine) A South Carolina lawyer learns about the ques­tion­able prac­tices of a Ten­nessee or­phan­age. (42)

9. 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. (3)

10. BIG SKY, by Kate Atkin­son. (Lit­tle, Brown) De­tec­tive Jack­son Brodie un­cov­ers a sin­is­ter net­work in a sleepy sea­side town. (1)


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. (71)

2. THE PI­O­NEERS, by David Mc­Cul­lough. (Si­mon & Schus­ter) The his­to­rian tells the story of the set­tling of the North­west Ter­ri­tory through five main char­ac­ters. (8)

3. BE­COM­ING, by Michelle Obama. (Crown) The for­mer first lady de­scribes her jour­ney from the South Side of Chicago to the White House. (33)

4. UNFREEDOM OF THE PRESS, by Mark R. Levin. (Thresh­old Edi­tions) The ra­dio host makes his case that the press is aligned with po­lit­i­cal ide­ol­ogy. (6)

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. (10)

6. THE SIXTH MAN, by An­dre Iguo­dala with Carvell Wallace. (Blue Rider) A mem­oir by the pro­fes­sional bas­ket­ball player for the Golden State War­riors and 2012 NBA All-Star. (1)

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.” (50)

8. SONGS OF AMER­ICA, by Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw. (Ran­dom House) How Amer­ica was shaped by mu­sic. (3)

9. THE MAN WHO SOLD AMER­ICA, by Joy-Ann Reid. (Mor­row) The MSNBC host gives her anal­y­sis of Don­ald Trump’s pres­i­dency. (1)

10. SAPIENS, by Yu­val Noah Harari. (Harper) How Homo sapiens be­came Earth’s dom­i­nant species. (75)

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