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Rank­ings re­flect sales for the week end­ing July 6, 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: 43)

2. 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. (3)

3. THE RECK­ON­ING, by John Gr­isham. (Dou­ble­day) A dec­o­rated World War II vet­eran shoots and kills a pas­tor in­side a Mis­sis­sippi church. (21)

4. EVVIE DRAKE STARTS OVER, by Linda Holmes (Bal­lan­tine). In a sea­side town in Maine, a for­mer Ma­jor League pitcher and a griev­ing widow as­sess their pasts. (1)

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

6. 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. (5)

7. SOME­ONE TO HONOR, by Mary Balogh (Berkley) The sixth book in the West­cott se­ries. Abi­gail West­cott and Gil­bert Ben­ning­ton dis­cover their first im­pres­sions of one an­other were wrong.

8. BE­FORE WE WERE YOURS, by Lisa Win­gate. (Bal­lan­tine) A South Carolina lawyer learns about the ques­tion­able practices of a Ten­nessee or­phan­age. (7)

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. (4)


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. (72)

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. (9)

3. 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. (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 pol­i­tics. (34)

5. 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.” (51)

6. HOWARD STERN COMES AGAIN, by Howard Stern. (Si­mon & Schus­ter) The ra­dio in­ter­viewer delves into fa­vorite on-air con­ver­sa­tions. (8)

7. 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. (11)

8. SAPI­ENS, by Yu­val Noah Harari. (Harper) How Homo sapi­ens be­came Earth’s dom­i­nant species. (60)

9. 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.

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