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Rank­ings re­flect sales for the week end­ing Sept. 7, and in­clude both elec­tronic- and print-edi­tion sales.


1. VEN­DETTA IN DEATH, by J.D. Robb. (St. Martin’s) The 49th book of the “In Death” se­ries. Eve Dal­las looks into the mis­deeds of a wealthy busi­ness­man while a vig­i­lante named Lady Jus­tice uses dis­guises to avenge women who were wronged. (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. (52)

3. DARK IL­LU­SION, by Chris­tine Fee­han. (Berkley) The 33rd book in the “Carpathian” se­ries. A mage and an an­cient war­rior must stop a threat against all Carpathi­ans. (1)

4. 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. (2)

5. 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 and bur­den. (48)

6. THIS TEN­DER LAND, by Wil­liam Kent Krueger. (Atria) Four or­phans es­cape a Min­nesota school and en­counter a cross-sec­tion of dif­fer­ent peo­ple strug­gling dur­ing the Great De­pres­sion. (1)

7. 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. (2)

8. THE SECRETS WE KEPT, by Lara Prescott. (Knopf) Dur­ing the Cold War, mem­bers of the CIA’s typ­ing pool aid its mis­sion to smug­gle the banned book “Doc­tor Zhivago” be­hind the Iron Cur­tain. (1)


1. CALL SIGN CHAOS, by Jim Mat­tis and Bing West. (Ran­dom House) The for­mer Marine in­fantry of­fi­cer and sec­re­tary of de­fense re­counts key mo­ments from his ca­reer and im­parts his lead­er­ship phi­los­o­phy. (1)

2. ED­U­CATED, by Tara Westover. (Ran­dom House) The daugh­ter of sur­vival­ists, who is kept out of school, ed­u­cates her­self enough to leave home for uni­ver­sity. (81)

3. 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. (43)

4. 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. (2)

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. (18)

6. MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOME­ONE, by Lori Got­tlieb. (Houghton Mif­flin Har­court) A psy­chother­a­pist gains un­ex­pected in­sights when she be­comes an­other ther­a­pist’s pa­tient. (19)

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.” (60)

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