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Rank­ings re­flect sales for the week end­ing Nov. 10, and in­clude both elec­tronic- and print-edi­tion sales.


1. 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. (Weeks on the list: 1)

2. NINE PER­FECT STRANGERS, by Liane Mo­ri­arty. (Flat­iron) A ro­mance writer be­comes fas­ci­nated by the owner and direc­tor of a health re­sort. (1)

3. THE RECKONING, by John Gr­isham. (Dou­ble­day) A dec­o­rated World War II vet­eran shoots and kills a pas­tor in­side a Mis­sis­sippi church. (3)

4. 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. (2)

5. EV­ERY BREATH, by Ni­cholas Sparks. (Grand Cen­tral) Dif­fi­cult choices sur­face when Hope An­der­son and Tru Walls meet in a North Carolina sea­side town. (4)

6. SEA OF GREED, by Clive Cus­sler and Gra­ham Brown. (Put­nam) The 16th book in the NUMA Files se­ries. (1)

7. 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. (2)

8. LEOP­ARD’S RUN ,by Chris­tine Fee­han. (Berkley) A leop­ard shifter sniffs out the new barista work­ing in his sis­ter-in-law’s bak­ery. (1)

9. 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. (1)

10. HEADS YOU WIN ,by Jef­frey Archer. (St. Martin’s) When his fa­ther is as­sas­si­nated by the KGB, Alexan­der Karpenko makes an ir­re­versible choice based on a coin toss. (1)


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. (5)

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. (38)

3. 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. (6)

4. BEASTIE BOYS BOOK ,by Michael Di­a­mond and Adam Horovitz. (Spiegel & Grau) The story of the New York band who went from per­form­ing hard­core punk mu­sic to hip-hop star­dom. (2)

5. FEAR, by Bob Wood­ward. (Si­mon & Schus­ter) The jour­nal­ist de­scribes de­bates and de­ci­sion-mak­ing within the Trump White House. (9)

6. LEAD­ER­SHIP, by Doris Kearns Good­win. (Si­mon & Schus­ter) The chal­lenges that shaped the lead­er­ship abil­i­ties of four pres­i­dents. (8)

7. 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. (4)

8. SAPI­ENS, by Yu­val Noah Harari. (Harper) How Homo sapi­ens be­came Earth’s dom­i­nant species. (46)

9. BEAU­TI­FUL BOY, by David Sh­eff. (Mariner) A fa­ther strug­gles with his son’s meth ad­dic­tion. (2)

10. THE FIFTH RISK ,by Michael Lewis. (Nor­ton) The author of “The Big Short” ex­am­ines how the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion staffs its fed­eral agen­cies. (6)

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