Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
"There There," by Tommy Orange (Knopf: $25.95) A powerful tale of contemporary Native American life.
"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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"The Reckoning," by John Grisham (Doubleday: $29.95) A respected World War II hero guns down the local pastor inside a church in Mississippi.
"Circe," by Madeline Miller (Little, Brown: $27) A retelling of the story of Circe, who draws the wrath of both men and gods.
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Meltdown," by Jeff Kinney (Amulet: $13.95) An epic snowball fight continues the Wimpy Kid series.
"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.
"Fire & Blood," by George R. R. Martin (Bantam: $35) The first volume of a two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.
"My Year of Rest and Relaxation," by Ottessa Moshfegh (Penguin Press: $26) A New Yorker deals with depression, relationships and an inept therapist.
"A Gentleman in Moscow," by Amor Towles (Viking: $27) In 1922, a Russian count is sentenced to house arrest in a grand hotel for the rest of his life.
"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.