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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, May 21, 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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15 books we recommend for your summer reading pleasure

It's curious, isn't it, how "summer reading" became a thing? Winter, with its dark afternoons and rainy weekends, seems much more suited to curling up in an armchair with a book. Perhaps it dates from childhood, when summer stretched out before us as a chance to luxuriate in books (that is, for indoorsy kids like me) until school started again. Or from the idea of beach reading, which isn't really a Seattle thing anyway. (How does that even work, what with the glare?)

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Dennis Lehane's latest twists and turns

Many people know Dennis Lehane for his books-turned-movies: "Mystic River," "Shelter Island," "Gone Baby Gone." Others know him for his TV work (including "The Wire" and "Boardwalk Empire"). And some of us know to go straight to the source: his books.

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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:

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, May 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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Whether you'll watch the new series or not, Anne of 'Green Gables' is worth revisiting

She is, when we first meet her, a girl "of about eleven, garbed in a very short, very tight, very ugly dress of yellowish gray wincey. She wore a faded brown sailor hat and beneath the hat, extending down her back, were two braids of very thick, decidedly red hair. Her face was small, white and thin, also much freckled; her mouth was large and so were her eyes, that looked green in some lights and moods and gray in others."

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Charmaine Craig's mother, beauty queen and revolutionary, inspired her novel 'Miss Burma'

In its opening paragraph, the lights of Charmaine Craig's epic new novel, "Miss Burma," come up on Louisa, who is based on the author's mother, taking the pageant stage. Louisa Benson Craig, a woman who after being crowned went on to become a political revolutionary with a price on her head, is one of many fictionalized characters whose lives are so full of loss and perseverance and incident that to follow their story is to follow the history of the country itself. The sweeping, multi-generational story of a family belonging to the Karen ethnic minority, "Miss Burma" charts both a political history and a deeply personal one – and of those incendiary moments when private and public motivations overlap.

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