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Rank­ings re­flect sales for the week end­ing Nov. 17, and in­clude both elec­tronic- and print-edi­tion sales. FIC­TION


TWENTY-FIVE, by Janet Evanovich. (Put­nam) The 25th book in the Stephanie Plum se­ries. When sev­eral man­agers of a deli in Tren­ton dis­ap­pear, a bounty hunter and her de­tec­tive boyfriend look for clues. (Weeks on the list: 1) 2. LONG ROAD TO MERCY,

by David Bal­dacci. (Grand Cen­tral Pub­lish­ing) Atlee Pine, an FBI agent who is haunted by the child­hood kid­nap­ping of her twin sis­ter, must choose be­tween pro­tect­ing her ca­reer or U.S. democ­racy. (1)

3. PAST TENSE, by Lee Child. (Dela­corte) Jack Reacher ex­plores the New Eng­land town where his fa­ther was born and a Cana­dian cou­ple now find them­selves stranded. (2)

4. THE RECK­ON­ING, by John Gr­isham. (Dou­ble­day) A dec­o­rated World War II vet­eran shoots and kills a pas­tor inside a Mis­sis­sippi church. (4) 5. NINE PER­FECT STRANGERS, by Liane Mo­ri­arty. (Flat­iron) A ro­mance writer be­comes fas­ci­nated by the owner and di­rec­tor of a health re­sort. (2) NON­FIC­TION 1. 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. (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. (39) 3. KILLING THE SS, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Du­gard. (Holt) A look at the post­war man­hunt for mem­bers of Hitler’s in­ner cir­cle. (6)

4. FEAR, by Bob Wood­ward. (Si­mon & Schus­ter) Based on hours of in­ter­views with sources, the Pulitzer Prize-win­ning jour­nal­ist de­scribes de­bates and de­ci­sion-mak­ing within the Trump White House. (10)

5. 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. (7)

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