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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, March 19, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.

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Book review: 'Children of Eden'

Internet phenomenon and YouTube personality Joey Graceffa has been telling stories in his videos for several years. He is the author of a memoir "In Real Life," and now a teen novel, "Children of Eden" (Keywords Press).

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Misty Copeland talks about food, shyness and her 'Ballerina Body'

Misty Copeland's remarkable story is the sort you can imagine depicted by a skilled novelist; her life, in the words of a 2015 "60 Minutes" report, is "the embodiment of the American dream." Growing up as one of six children in an often-struggling Southern California family, she lived for some time with her mother and siblings in two rooms in a highwayside motel. At the Boys & Girls Club gym one day, a teacher noticed something distinctive in the tiny, quiet 13-year-old's movements, and suggested a ballet class.

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If you love 'The Shack,' check out these inspiring novels

The movie adaptation of William P. Young's best-selling inspirational novel, "The Shack," came out on March 3, and we could not wait to get to the theater and check it out. We've been fans of Young ever since reading "The Shack" almost nine years ago - and we're happy to say we finally saw it and the movie is just as good as the heartfelt novel.

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Big Library Read kicks off this month's e-book club with 'Art of the Pie'

This past week I've only been watching one thing on TV: "The Great British Baking Show." Netflix recently added more episodes of the addictive British show about amateur bakers who compete to be crowned the best baker in the tent. It's charming and wholesome and has basically convinced me that I'm secretly a whiz at baking cakes, pastries, biscuits and more. That's why I'm currently all about Big Library Read's e-book club!

Food & Drink

Pressure cook your way to 'Flavortown' with Guy Fieri

When celebrity restaurateur Guy Fieri isn't going "off the hook" or "out of bounds" during travels for his Food Network show "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives," he's in an apron at his Santa Rosa home, cooking for his family. At least, that's what he tells us in the introduction to his sixth cookbook, "Guy Fieri Family Food: Kitchen Tested, Home Approved," which offers 125 "real deal" recipes.

Videos

Bee Book Club: Jeffrey Toobin on the Patty Hearst case

Jeffrey Toobin, CNN legal analyst and author of the book 'American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst,' speaks to the Bee Book Club.
Jose Luis Villegas The Sacramento Bee
Bee Book Club: Jeffrey Toobin on the Patty Hearst case 3:43

Bee Book Club: Jeffrey Toobin on the Patty Hearst case

Best-selling author John Sandford speaks to the Bee Book Club 2:22

Best-selling author John Sandford speaks to the Bee Book Club

Sue Grafton on completing her 'Alphabet Series': 'I look forward to the freedom' 2:06

Sue Grafton on completing her 'Alphabet Series': 'I look forward to the freedom'

Video: Gretchen Rubin shares tips on how to change your habits 0:56

Video: Gretchen Rubin shares tips on how to change your habits