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  • Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
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  • Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
    1. "Mission to Paris," by Alan Furst. A Hollywood star becomes a valuable ally to a network of spies in 1938 Paris.
    2. "Gone Girl," by Gillian Flynn. A wife mysteriously disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary.
    3. "Canada," by Richard Ford. A 15-year-old fends for himself after his parents are arrested for robbing a bank.
    4. "A Hologram for the King," by Dave Eggers. A desperate middle-age businessman has a last chance at redemption in Saudi Arabia.
    5. "The Kings of Cool," by Don Winslow. This prequel to "Savages" explores the back story of Ben, Chon and O.
    6. "Darth Vader and Son," by Jeffrey Brown. A comic reimagining with the Dark Lord as a doting dad.
    7. "Catching Fire," by Suzanne Collins. Hunger Games winners face the consequences of their victory.
    8. "Mockingjay," by Suzanne Collins. No one is safe in the final installment of the "Hunger Games" trilogy.
    9. "Istanbul Passage," by Joseph Kanon. An American ex-pat takes one last secret assignment.
    10. "In One Person," by John Irving. Irving's newest involves AIDS, sexual identity and loss.
    1. "Wild," by Cheryl Strayed. A woman-on-the-verge embarks on an 1,100-mile solo hike on the Pacific Crest Trail.
    2. "Imagine: How Creativity Works," by Jonah Lehrer. A scientific explanation and exploration of the creative process.
    3. "Unbroken," by Laura Hillenbrand. The story of Louis Zamperini, a WWII bombardier, POW and Olympian
    4. "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt," by Chris Hedges & Joe Sacco. An illustrated account of America's forgotten regions ravaged by corporate greed.
    5. "Barack Obama: The Story," by David Maraniss. The family history and values that shaped Obama on his climb to the White House.
    6. "The Amateur," by Edward Klein. The author exposes an arrogant and radical side of Barack Obama.
    7. "Killing Lincoln," by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. The dramatic events in spring 1865 leading to Lincoln's assassination.
    8. "Full Service," by Scotty Bowers. A memoir of the former Marine's allegedly pimping to the stars during Hollywood's Golden Age.
    9. "Go the F-to Sleep," by Adam Mansbach. A comical not-for-kids picture book on the perils of bedtime.
    10. "Along the Way," by Emilio Estevez and Martin Sheen. The actors examine how their father-son relationship has informed their lives.
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