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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Jan. 14, 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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Elegant and poetic, Carrie La Seur's 'The Weight of an Infinite Sky' draws inspiration from Shakespeare

The second novel from environmental lawyer Carrie La Seur, "The Weight of an Infinite Sky" is a stunning story about family, murder, betrayal and love, drawing in elements of Shakespeare's "Hamlet." Set in the unforgiving, open land of Montana, La Seur easily captures the essence of the West in her writing, making each reader feel the soul of the Montana earth around them. Elegant, poignant and poetic, "The Weight of an Infinite Sky" is a beautiful addition to La Seur's works.

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9 books being turned into movies in 2018 you won't want to miss

If you're one of those families that insist their kids read the book before seeing the movie, there's some serious page-turning in your future. And if you're happy just to be able to go to the movies for some kid- and teen-friendly fare, you're in luck, too. From nursery classics like "Peter Rabbit" to tween and teen-targeted thrillers like "Ready Player One," kids' books and young adult novels are getting the Hollywood treatment. And now that movie trailers, sneak peeks, and behind-the-scenes footage hit the internet months in advance of the films' releases, kids' excitement for big-screen adaptations of their favorite books starts early. Check out the film adaptations hitting the big screen in 2018 to see if you'd like to read up before you step up to the box office.

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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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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, Jan. 7, 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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Should you read the book 'Fire and Fury' about Donald Trump?

The book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" by Michael Wolff is the biggest literary sensation in a long time, making headlines since it was leaked last week. President Trump's lawyers tried to block its publication; in response, publisher Henry Holt decided to publish "Fire and Fury" four days early. It officially hit shelves Friday.

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