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1. “The Reck­on­ing,” by John Gr­isham (Dou­ble­day: $29.95) A re­spected World War II hero guns down a lo­cal pas­tor in­side a church in Mis­sis­sippi.

2. “Un­shel­tered,” by Bar­bara King­solver (Harper: $29.99) The predica­ments of a con­tem­po­rary fam­ily un­moored by the Great Re­ces­sion and one a cen­tury be­fore on the same street.

3. “The Witch Elm,” by Tana French (Vik­ing: $28) In this novel of sus­pense, a man’s life and mind are changed after a bru­tal beat­ing.

4. “Killing Com­menda­tore,” by Haruki Mu­rakami (Knopf: $30) A pain­ter leaves Tokyo and, at a moun­tain re­treat of a more fa­mous artist, en­ters a sur­real world.

5. “My Year of Rest and Re­lax­ation,” by Ottessa Mosh­fegh (Pen­guin Press: $26) A New Yorker deals with de­pres­sion, re­la­tion­ships and an in­ept ther­a­pist.

6. “There There,” by Tommy Or­ange (Knopf: $25.95) A pow­er­ful story of con­tem­po­rary Na­tive Amer­i­can life.

7. “A Spark of Light,” by Jodi Pi­coult (Bal­lan­tine: $28.99) A gun­man holds pa­tients and doc­tors hostage in a woman’s health cen­ter in Mis­sis­sippi.

8. “French Exit,” by Pa­trick DeWitt (Ecco: $25.99) In the wake of a scan­dal and fi­nan­cial ruin, a wealthy Up­per East Side widow and her son flee to Paris.

9. “Tran­scrip­tion,” by Kate Atkin­son (Lit­tle, Brown: $28) A BBC ra­dio pro­ducer’s past as an M15 re­cruit in 1940 con­front her years later.

10. “A Gen­tle­man in Moscow,” by Amor Towles (Vik­ing: $27) In 1922, a Rus­sian count is sen­tenced to house ar­rest in a grand ho­tel for the rest of his life.


1. “The Li­brary Book,” by Su­san Or­lean (Si­mon & Schus­ter: $28) The mys­tery of the 1986 fire at the Cen­tral Li­brary in L.A. that also cel­e­brates li­braries.

2. “The Fifth Risk,” by Michael Lewis (Nor­ton: $26.95) The con­se­quences of the will­ful ig­no­rance of Trump ap­pointees.

3. “Gmorn­ing, Gnight!” by Lin-Manuel Mi­randa (Ran­dom House: $22) Il­lus­trated affirmations from the cre­ator of “Hamil­ton. “

4. “Ship of Fools,” by Tucker Carl­son (Free Press: $28) The Fox News an­chor ar­gues Amer­ica’s rul­ing class is out of touch with ev­ery­day cit­i­zens.

5. “Ed­u­cated,” by Tara Westover (Ran­dom House: $28) A young woman raised with­out school­ing by sur­vival­ists par­ents de­scribes her path to Cam­bridge Univer­sity.

6. “Killing the SS,” by Bill O'Reilly (Henry Holt: $30) The post­war man­hunt for mem­bers of Hitler’s in­ner cir­cle.

7. “Al­most Ev­ery­thing,” by Anne Lamott (River­head: $20) The nov­el­ist shares her wis­dom on truths in­spired by the cur­rent so­cial and po­lit­i­cal cli­mate.

8. “Brief An­swers to the Big Ques­tions,” by Stephen Hawk­ing (Ban­tam: $25) Fi­nal thoughts on the big­gest ques­tions fac­ing hu­mankind from the posthu­mous sci­en­tist and math­e­mati­cian.

9. “Girl, Wash Your Face,” by Rachel Hol­lis (Thomas Dunne: $22.99) Tips for liv­ing a joy­filled life.

10. “The Mamba Men­tal­ity,” by Kobe Byrant (MCD: $35) The for­mer Los An­ge­les Laker su­per­star de­scribes the skills and tech­niques he used on the court.

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