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Rankings reflect sales for the week end­ing July 13, and in­clude both elec­tronic- and printe­di­tion sales.


1. UN­DER CUR­RENTS, by Nora Roberts. (St. Mar­tin’s) Echoes of a vi­o­lent child­hood re­ver­ber­ate for Zane Bigelow when he starts a new kind of fam­ily in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Moun­tains. (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. (44)

3. 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. (4)

4. THE RECK­ON­ING, by John Gr­isham. (Dou­ble­day) A dec­o­rated World War II vet­eran shoots and kills a pas­tor in­side a Mis­sis­sippi church. (22)

5. KNIFE, by Jo Nesbo. (Knopf) Af­ter Rakel kicks him out, Harry Hole be­gins anew with the Oslo po­lice cold case of­fice to in­ves­ti­gate a serial rapist and killer from his past. (1)

6. BE­FORE WE WERE YOURS, by Lisa Win­gate. (Bal­lan­tine) A South Carolina lawyer learns about the ques­tion­able prac­tices of a Ten­nessee or­phan­age. (44)

7. 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. (6)8. BACK­LASH,

by Brad Thor. (Emily Bestler/Atria) Cut off from any sup­port, Scot Har­vath fights to get his re­venge. (3)


1. THREE WOMEN, by Lisa Tad­deo. (Avid Reader) The in­equal­ity of fe­male de­sire is ex­plored through the sex lives of a home­maker, a high school stu­dent and a restau­rant owner. (1)

2. ED­U­CATED, by Tara Westover. (Ran­dom House) The daugh­ter of sur­vival­ists ed­u­cates her­self enough to leave home for univer­sity. (73)

3. JUS­TICE ON TRIAL, by Mol­lie Hem­ing­way and Car­rie Sev­erino. (Reg­n­ery) The con­ser­va­tive au­thors give their take on the con­fir­ma­tion of Supreme Court Jus­tice Brett Ka­vanaugh. (1)

4. THE PIONEERS, by David McCul­lough. (Si­mon & Schus­ter) The his­to­rian tells the story of the set­tling of the North­west Ter­ri­tory through five main char­ac­ters. (10)

5. BE­COM­ING, by Michelle Obama. (Crown) The for­mer first lady de­scribes her jour­ney from the South Side of Chicago to the White House. (35)

6. 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. (8)

7. AMER­ICA’S RE­LUC­TANT PRINCE, by Steven M. Gil­lon. (Dut­ton) A his­to­rian de­scribes John F. Kennedy Jr. through the lens of their decades­long friend­ship. (1)

8. 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. (12)

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