Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
1."There There," by Tommy Orange (Knopf: $25.95) A powerful tale of contemporary Native American life.
2."The Friend," by Sigrid Nunez (Riverhead: $25) A grieving woman's obsession with a Great Dane left by her late friend.
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3."The Hate U Give," by Angie Thomas (Balzer Plus Bray: $17.99) A 16-year-old girl witnesses the police shooting of her childhood friend.
4."Circe," by Madeline Miller (Little, Brown: $27) A retelling of the story of Circe, who draws the wrath of men and gods.
5."Where the Crawdads Sings," by Dellia Owens (G.P. Putnam's Sons: $26) A young woman living on her own in the coastal marshes of North Carolina must engage with the people around her.
6."Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Meltdown," by Jeff Kinney (Amulet: $13.95) An epic snowball fight continues the Wimpy Kid series.
7."Dark Sacred Night," by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown:$29)Detectives Harry Bosch and Renne Ballard join forces to solve a cold case in Los Angeles.
8."Unsheltered," by Barara Kingsolvers (Harper:$29.99) The predicaments of a contemporary family unmoored by the Great Recession and one a century before on the same street.
9."Killing Commendatore ,"by Haruki Murakami (Knopf: $30) A painter leaves Tokyo and, at a mountain retreat of a more famous artist, enters a surreal world.
10."My Sister, the Serial Killer," by Oyinkan Braithwaite (Doubleday: $22.95) A nurse with a flair for cleaning helps cover up her sister's habit of killing her boyfriends.