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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. "Gone Girl," by Gillian Flynn. A wife mysteriously disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary.
    2. "Telegraph Avenue," by Michael Chabon. A jazz-themed record store on the border of Oakland and Berkeley is threatened by a big-time developer.
    3. "This Is How You Lose Her," by Junot Diaz. A collection of stories centered on a young Dominican man's search for love.
    4. "Winter of the World," by Ken Follett. Book 2 of the Century trilogy finds the characters from "Fall of Giants" swept up in war.
    5. "Where'd You Go, Bernadette," by Maria Semple. An unhappy mother goes missing in Seattle in this humorous family drama.
    6. "A Wanted Man," by Lee Child. Jack Reacher hitches a ride and becomes entangled in a kidnapping conspiracy.
    7. "Captain Underpants & the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers," by Dav Pilkey. George and Harold travel back in time to kindergarten.
    8. "The Time Keeper," by Mitch Albom. The inventor of the world's first clock must teach humans the true meaning of time.
    9. "Beautiful Ruins," by Jess Walters. A tangled love story spanning 50 years from Hollywood to the Italian coast.
    10. "NW," by Zadie Smith. Childhood friends find themselves in the midst of uneasy adulthood.
    1. "No Easy Day," by Mark Owen. A Navy SEAL's firsthand account of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.
    2. "Wild," by Cheryl Strayed. A woman-on-the-verge embarks on a 1,100-mile solo hike on the Pacific Crest Trail.
    3. "Joseph Anton," by Salman Rushdie. The author's memoir referring to his code name while under British protection.
    4. "Mortality," by Christopher Hitchens. The late author on his dying days.
    5. "The Price of Politics," by Bob Woodward. The author's take on 2011's federal debt-ceiling battle.
    6. "Vagina," by Naomi Wolf. A cultural history of the female body part.
    7. "Daring Greatly," by Brene Brown. A challenge to take risks and embrace vulnerability and imperfection.
    8. "I Declare," by Joel Osteen. Thirty-one blessings to recite daily.
    9. "Killing Lincoln," by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. The dramatic events in spring 1865 leading to Lincoln's assassination.
    10. "The Amateur," by Edward Klein. A critical look at Barack Obama and his administration.
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