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  • Best-sellers

  • 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. "Sweet Tooth," by Ian McEwan. A new MI-5 recruit must secretly enlist a novelist as part of a propaganda campaign.
    3. "The Black Box," by Michael Connelly. LAPD Detective Harry Bosch gets another chance to solve a murder from the L.A. riots.
    4. "Dear Life," by Alice Munro. The latest short story collection from the Canadian author.
    5. "Flight Behavior," by Barbara Kingsolver. A nature-loving woman attempts to save monarch butterflies in an unenlightened Appalachian town.
    6. "This Is How You Lose Her," by Junot Diaz. A collection of stories centered on a young Dominican man's search for love.
    7. "The Round House," by Louise Erdrich. A young boy tries to uncover who brutally attacked his mother on an Indian reservation.
    8. "Bring Up the Bodies," by Hilary Mantel. Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell's vicious maneuvering continue in this sequel to "Wolf Hall.
    9. "The Casual Vacancy," by J.K. Rowling. An empty council seat stirs up petty hypocrisies in a small English town.
    10. "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?" by Maria Semple. An unhappy mother goes missing in Seattle in this humorous family drama.
    1. "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power," by Jon Meacham. A new and unique portrait of the founding father and statesman.
    2. "Help, Thanks, Wow," by Anne Lamott. Three simple prayers to get through the tough times.
    3. "Grace," by Grace Coddington (Random House: $35) Vogue's longtime creative director writes about the names behind the pages.
    4. "Underwater Dogs," by Seth Casteel. Eighty underwater portraits of man's best friend.
    5. "The Patriarch," by David Nasaw. The life and times of Joseph P. Kennedy, head of America's most famous political dynasty.
    6. "Safari," by Carol Kaufmann and Dan Kainen. Photicular technology makes animals leap from the page in this 3D-like safari through Kenya.
    7. "The Signal and the Noise," by Nate Silver. An examination of the world of prediction.
    8. "I Could Pee on This," by Francesco Marciuliano. A quirky collection of feline poetry.
    9. "America Again," by Stephen Colbert. A satirical guide to fixing America from the Colbert Report host.
    10. "Killing Kennedy," by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. A recounting of the events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
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