The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Spotlight -

Rank­ings re­flect sales for the week end­ing Aug. 31, and in­clude both elec­tronic- and printe­di­tion sales.


1. A BET­TER MAN, by Louise Penny. (Mino­taur) The 15th book in the “Chief In­spec­tor Ga­mache” se­ries. The search for a miss­ing girl is im­per­iled by ris­ing flood­wa­ters across the prov­ince. (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. (51)

3. THE GIRL WHO LIVED TWICE, by David Lager­crantz. (Knopf) Mikael Blomkvist helps Lis­beth Sa­lan­der put her past be­hind her in the lat­est in­stall­ment of Stieg Lars­son’s “Mil­len­nium” se­ries. (1)

4. THE DARK SIDE, by Danielle Steel. (Dela­corte) Painful child­hood mem­o­ries sur­face for Zoe Mor­gan when she has a child of her own. (1)

5. SAPPHIRE FLAMES, by Ilona An­drews. (Avon) When her friend’s mother and sis­ter are mur­dered, a magic user puts her own safety and rep­u­ta­tion at risk. (1)

6. THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt. (Lit­tle, Brown) A paint­ing smug­gled out of the Metropoli­tan Mu­seum of Art af­ter a bomb­ing be­comes a boy’s prize, guilt and bur­den. (47)

7. THE INN, by James Pat­ter­son and Candice Fox. (Lit­tle, Brown) A former Boston po­lice de­tec­tive who is now an innkeeper must shield a sea­side town from a crew of crim­i­nals. (4)

8. ONE GOOD DEED, by David Bal­dacci. (Grand Central) A World War II vet­eran on pa­role must find the real killer in a small town or face going back to jail. (6)


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. (80)

2. 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. (42)

3. RADICALS, RE­SIS­TANCE AND REVENGE, by Jea­nine Pirro. (Cen­ter Street) The Fox News host posits those she la­bels anti-Trump con­spir­a­tors have com­mit­ted pos­si­ble crimes and a plot to de­stroy lib­erty. (1)

4. 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.” (59)

5. 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. (17)

6. 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. (8)7. MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOME­ONE, by Lori Got­tlieb. (Houghton Mif­flin Har­court) A psy­chother­a­pist gains un­ex­pected in­sights when she be­comes an­other ther­a­pist’s pa­tient. (18)

8. SAPIENS, by Yu­val Noah Harari. (Harper) How Homo sapiens be­came Earth’s dom­i­nant species. (84)

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