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Rank­ings re­flect sales for the week end­ing Oct. 20, and in­clude both elec­tronic- and print-edi­tion sales.

FIC­TION

1. EVERY BREATH

,by Ni­cholas Sparks. (Grand Cen­tral) Dif­fi­cult choices sur­face when Hope An­der­son and Tru Walls meet in a sea­side town. (Weeks on list: 1)

2. UN­SHEL­TERED,

by Bar­bara King­solver. (Harper) In­ter­twined sto­ries of two fam­i­lies who live in dif­fer­ent cen­turies on the same street cor­ner in Vineland, New Jer­sey. (1)

3. HOLY GHOST,

by John Sandford. (Put­nam) Vir­gil Flow­ers in­ves­ti­gates shoot­ings in a Min­nesota town. (2)

4. THE NEXT PER­SON YOU MEET IN HEAVEN,

by Mitch Al­bom. (Harper) The se­quel to “The Five Peo­ple You Meet in Heaven” fol­lows An­nie on her heav­enly jour­ney. (2)

5. DES­PER­ATE MEA­SURES,

by Stu­art Woods. (Put­nam) The 47th book in the Stone Bar­ring­ton se­ries. (1)

6. A SPARK OF LIGHT

,by Jodi Pi­coult. (Bal­lan­tine) The lives of pa­tients, doc­tors and ac­tivists in­ter­sect when a gun­man holds them hostage. (3)

by James Pat­ter­son and James O. Born. (Lit­tle, Brown) Michael Ben­nett dis­cov­ers that an as­sas­sin is tar­get­ing him and his fam­ily. (2)

7. AM­BUSH, 8. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING,

by Delia Owens. (Put­nam) A woman who sur­vived alone in the marsh be­comes a mur­der sus­pect. (6)

9. THE WITCH ELM,

by Tana French. (Vik­ing) A skull dis­cov­ered in the back­yard ex­poses Toby Hen­nessy’s fam­ily’s past. (2)

10. CRAZY RICH ASIANS

,by Kevin Kwan. (An­chor) A New Yorker gets a sur­prise when she spends the sum­mer with her boyfriend in Sin­ga­pore. (19)

NON­FIC­TION 1. KILLING THE SS,

by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Du­gard. (Holt) A look at the post­war man­hunt for mem­bers of Hitler’s in­ner cir­cle. (2)

2. SHIP OF FOOLS,

by Tucker Carl­son. (Free Press) The Fox News an­chor ar­gues that Amer­ica’s rul­ing class is out of touch with ev­ery­day cit­i­zens. (3)

by Pete Souza. (Lit­tle, Brown) The for­mer White House pho­tog­ra­pher jux­ta­poses pic­tures of for­mer Pres­i­dent Barack Obama with tweets, head­lines and quotes from the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion. (1)

3. SHADE, 4. BRIEF AN­SWERS TO THE BIG QUES­TIONS,

by Stephen Hawk­ing. (Ban­tam) A col­lec­tion of es­says from the late sci­en­tist’s per­sonal ar­chive that ad­dress 10 im­pon­der­ables. (1)

5. THIS WILL ONLY HURT A LIT­TLE,

by Busy Philipps. (Touch­stone) A mem­oir by the ac­tress and host of the latenight talk show “Busy Tonight.” (1)

6. FEAR,

by Bob Wood­ward. (Si­mon & Schus­ter) The Pulitzer Prize-win­ning jour­nal­ist de­scribes de­bates and de­ci­sion­mak­ing within the Trump White House. (6)

7. THE FIFTH RISK

,by Michael Lewis. (Nor­ton) The au­thor of “The Big Short” ex­am­ines how the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion staffs its fed­eral agen­cies. (3)

8. ED­U­CATED,

by Tara Westover. (Ran­dom House) The daugh­ter of sur­vival­ists, who is kept out of school, ed­u­cates her­self enough to leave home for uni­ver­sity. (35)

9. PRES­I­DENTS OF WAR

,by Michael Beschloss. (Crown) How Amer­i­can pres­i­dents waged wars and ex­panded the power of the ex­ec­u­tive branch. (2)

10. AL­MOST EV­ERY­THING,

by Anne Lamott. (River­head) Brief ex­plo­rations into find­ing hope and wis­dom in times of de­spair and un­cer­tainty. (1)

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