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


1. LOOK ALIVE 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)

6. DARK SA­CRED NIGHT, by Michael Con­nelly. (Lit­tle, Brown) De­tec­tive Renée Bal­lard teams up with re­tired de­tec­tive Harry Bosch, who is work­ing on a cold case. (3)

7. EV­ERY BREATH, by Ni­cholas Sparks. (Grand Cen­tral) Dif­fi­cult choices sur­face when Hope An­der­son and Tru Walls meet in a North Carolina sea­side town. (5)

8. 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. (10)

9. EL­E­VA­TION, by Stephen King. (Scrib­ner) A man who is los­ing weight without get­ting thin­ner forms an un­likely al­liance with his neigh­bors who are deal­ing with prej­u­dices. (3)

10. THE TAT­TOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ, by Heather Mor­ris. (Harper) A con­cen­tra­tion camp de­tainee tasked with per­ma­nently mark­ing fel­low pris­on­ers falls in love with one of them. (11)

11. 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. (5)

12. ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COM­PLETELY FINE, by Gail Honey­man. (Pen­guin) A young woman’s wellordered life is dis­rupted by the IT guy from her of­fice. (19)

13. CRAZY RICH ASIANS, by Kevin Kwan. (An­chor) A New Yorker gets a sur­prise when she spends the sum­mer with her boyfriend in Sin­ga­pore. (20)

14. SEA OF GREED, by Clive Cus­sler and Gra­ham Brown. (Put­nam) The 16th book in the NUMA Files se­ries. (2)

15. YOU DON’T OWN ME, by Mary Hig­gins Clark and Alafair Burke. (Si­mon & Schus­ter) A tele­vi­sion pro­ducer in­ves­ti­gates the mur­der of a physi­cian and whether it was his wife who killed him. (2)


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)

6. SAPI­ENS, by Yu­val Noah Harari. (Harper) How Homo sapi­ens be­came Earth’s dom­i­nant species. (47)

7. LET’S GO (SO WE CAN GET BACK), by Jeff Tweedy. (Dut­ton) The found­ing mem­ber of the rock band Wilco dis­cusses his life and artis­tic process. (1)

8. ABOUT MY MOTHER, by Peggy Rowe. (Fore­front) The re­la­tion­ship be­tween a mother and daugh­ter who had sep­a­rate in­ter­ests. (1)

9. LEAD­ER­SHIP, by Doris Kearns Good­win. (Si­mon & Schus­ter) The chal­lenges that shaped the lead­er­ship abil­i­ties of four pres­i­dents: Abra­ham Lin­coln, Theodore Roo­sevelt, Franklin D. Roo­sevelt and Lyn­don B. John­son. (9)

10. BRIEF AN­SWERS TO THE BIG QUES­TIONS, by Stephen Hawk­ing. (Ban­tam) A col­lec­tion of es­says from the late sci­en­tist’s per­sonal ar­chive that ad­dresses 10 im­pon­der­ables. (5)

11. THE FIFTH RISK, by Michael Lewis. (Nor­ton) The au­thor of “The Big Short” ex­am­ines how the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion staffs its fed­eral agen­cies. (7)

12. BEASTIE BOYS BOOK, by Michael Di­a­mond and Adam Horovitz. (Spiegel & Grau) The story of the New York band that went from per­form­ing hard­core punk mu­sic to hip-hop star­dom. (3)

13. THE LI­BRARY BOOK, by Su­san Or­lean. (Si­mon & Schus­ter) The story of the 1986 fire at the Los An­ge­les Pub­lic Li­brary provides a back­drop to the evo­lu­tion and pur­pose of li­braries. (3)

14. BEAU­TI­FUL BOY, by David Sh­eff. (Mariner) A fa­ther strug­gles with his son’s meth ad­dic­tion. (3)

15. PROOF OF COL­LU­SION, by Seth Abram­son. (Si­mon & Schus­ter) A case for how the cur­rent pres­i­dent might have com­pro­mised U.S. for­eign pol­icy in ex­change for fi­nan­cial gain and covert elec­tion as­sis­tance. (1)

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