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Rank­ings re­flect sales for the week end­ing Dec. 22, and in­clude both elec­tronic- and print-edi­tion sales.


1. THE RECK­ON­ING, by John Gr­isham. (Dou­ble­day) A dec­o­rated World War II vet­eran shoots and kills a pas­tor in­side a Mis­sis­sippi church. (Weeks on the list: 9) 2. EV­ERY BREATH, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Cen­tral) Dif­fi­cult choices sur­face when Hope An­der­son and Tru Walls

meet in a North Car­olina sea­side town. (10)

3. FIRE AND BLOOD, by Ge­orge R.R. Mar­tin. (Ban­tam) Set 300 years be­fore the events of “A Game of Thrones,” this is the first vol­ume of the two-part his­tory of the Tar­garyens in Wes­teros. (5) 4. 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. (15)

5. TAR­GET: ALEX CROSS, by James Pat­ter­son. (Lit­tle, Brown) Alex Cross re­turns for the 26th book in the se­ries bear­ing his name. (5)


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. (6)

2. THE POINT OF IT ALL, by Charles Krautham­mer, edited by Daniel Krautham­mer. (Crown Fo­rum) A col­lec­tion of es­says,

speeches and un­pub­lished writ­ings by the late con­ser­va­tive colum­nist. (3) 3. ED­U­CATED, by Tara Westover. (Ran­dom House) The daugh­ter of sur­vival­ists, who is kept out of school, ed­u­cates her­self enough to leave home for univer­sity. (44)

4. KILLING THE SS, by Bill O’Reilly and Mar­tin Du­gard. (Holt) A look at the post­war man­hunt for mem­bers of Hitler’s in­ner cir­cle. (11)

5. SAPI­ENS, by Yu­val Noah Harari. (Harper) How Homo sapi­ens be­came Earth’s dom­i­nant species. (52)

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