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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Aug. 13, 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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Reviews: Three memoirs about the end of life

Over the past 25 years or so, memoir writers have plumbed nearly every facet of life: traumatic childhood, coming of age, parenthood, divorce, parents' demise, siblings' demise, spouses' demise, battles with addiction, and, thank goodness, a host of less dire things. (Buying a fixer-upper in the south of France, say, or walking across Australia with some camels.)

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Finding your next awesome read: 5 tips from best-seller lists to forums

When you read as much as we do, it can be hard to find a good new book. There are so many reads out there that it's easy to be overwhelmed by all of the possibilities, often leading to a disappointing choice or wasted money and time. Avid readers have all kinds of tricks for picking out new books, from extensive to-be-read lists to spending hours and hours making stacks in the library. But we're here to make the process just a little bit easier. Not only do we make sure to highlight new books we love and give you honest reviews, but we've also rounded up some tips that we use personally in our search for books to fall in love with.

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Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

Books

Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

Books

This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Aug. 6, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.

Videos

Meet sci-fi master Kim Stanley Robinson in his Davis writing sanctuary

Acclaimed science-fiction novelist Kim Stanley Robinson of Davis shows readers where he writes daily - outdoors.
Debbie Arrington The Sacramento Bee
Meet sci-fi master Kim Stanley Robinson in his Davis writing sanctuary 0:56

Meet sci-fi master Kim Stanley Robinson in his Davis writing sanctuary

John A. Farrell explores the life of President Richard Nixon 1:13

John A. Farrell explores the life of President Richard Nixon

Catherine Coulter wants to hear from you 1:19

Catherine Coulter wants to hear from you

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Bee Book Club: Jeffrey Toobin on the Patty Hearst case