Books

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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, June 10, 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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Books were good to Anthony Bourdain. But TV was even better

"I was never sitting in a garret struggling over an unpublished manuscript," Anthony Bourdain once told me about how he got started as a writer. As he chronicled in his best-selling gonzo memoir "Kitchen Confidential," he was a chef in New York with excess appetites (food, booze, drugs) and a great gift for storytelling.

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Interview with Maxine Rosaler, author of 'Queen for a Day'

It is bold work to invite us into the world of children who are eligible for special education – and their long suffering parents. Maxine Rosaler does this in her novel, "Queen for a Day," through her main character, Mimi Slavitt and her young son, Danny. We, the audience, are alongside Mimi as she attempts to accept and comprehend her autistic son's world. In the process, Mimi – and so the readers – are introduced to the other mothers and their children, whom she encounters along the path, and the social system that provides aid.

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Sarah Winman's 'Tin Man' is heartbreaking and tender

A tender and beautiful story, Sarah Winman's novel "Tin Man" is heartbreaking and wonderfully moving, focusing on the relationship between two people, first as young boys and then as adults, with an exquisitely written and introspective look into the experiences and intimacies that are shared in a relationship so close.

Books

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, June 3, 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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A short and satisfying summer books preview

There are a couple of times of year when colleagues start casually stopping by my office to chat about books. It would happen more often if I weren't on a different floor than many of them – and also, it's not just casual talk. Come June, they're looking for something good and fun to read when they finally get to take a break – a vacation, a trip with the family, head to the beach or pool or campground or even the just backyard. Summer is when many of us get a chance to settle in with a book, something that might provide a bit of escape. Here are 16 books to look forward to – and a few that are already out, if you're ready to get started on your summer reading.

Patton Oswalt: My late wife's book aided Golden State Killer hunt

Patton Oswalt speaks about how his late wife's book aided Golden State Killer hunt in a Citrus Heights forum.