Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
1."Manhattan Beach," by Jennifer Egan (Scribner: $27) The first female diver at the Brooklyn Naval Yard during World War II seeks to uncover the reason for her father's disappearance.
2."Turtles All the Way Down," by John Green (Dutton: $19.99) In this YA novel, friendship and a love triangle are complicated by intense emotions, money and a mystery.
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3."Origin," by Dan Brown (Doubleday: $29.95) A discovery by a futurist and former student of Robert Langdon sends him on a quest to uncover the questions of human existence.
4."Little Fires Everywhere," by Celeste Ng (Penguin Press: $27) A new family and an adoption upend a quiet Cleveland suburb.
5."Uncommon Type," by Tom Hanks (Knopf: $26.95) The debut work of fiction by the Oscar-winning actor is a collection of warm and witty short stories.
6."Legacy of Spies," by John le Carre (Viking: $28) A retired British Secret Service agent is interrogated about his past and former colleague George Smiley.
7."Fresh Complaints," by Jeffrey Eugenides (Farrar, Straus and Giroux: $27) A story collection featuring characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies.
8."A Column of Fire," by Ken Follett (Viking: $36) Set in 1558 England, two lovers find themselves on opposite sides of a conflict between Catholics and Protestants.
9."A Gentleman in Moscow," by Amor Towles (Viking: $27) In 1922, a Russian count is sentenced to house arrest in a hotel for the rest of his life.
10."The Cuban Affair," by Nelson DeMille (Simon & Schuster: $28.99) An Army veteran turned charter boat captain is hired to find $60 million stashed somewhere in Cuba.