Books

Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

Fiction

1."Normal People," by Sally Rooney (Hogarth: $26) A high school star athlete and a loner connect while attending Dublin's Trinity College.

2."Where the Crawdads Sing," by Dellia Owens (G.P. Putnam's Sons: $26) A young woman living on her own in the coastal marshes of North Carolina becomes a murder suspect.

3."Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid," by Jeff Kinney (Amulet: $13.99) Rowley Jefferson agrees to be the biographer for his best friend, Greg Heffley, while writing in a diary of his own.

4."Machines Like Me," by Ian McEwan (Nan A. Talese: $26.95) A love triangle among a couple and a synthetic human set in an alternate 1980s London.

5."Lost Roses," by Martha Hall Kelly (Ballantine Books: $28) A New York socialite helps White Russian families escape from the revolution during World War I.

6."Redemption," by David Baldacci (Grand Central: $29) Amos Decker discovers a mistake he made as a rookie detective may have deadly consequences.

7."Circe," by Madeline Miller (Little, Brown: $27) A retelling of the story of Circe, who draws the wrath of men and gods.

8."Run Away," by Harlan Coben (Grand Central: $29) A family is torn apart when their drug-addicted daughter goes missing.

9."There There," by Tommy Orange (Knopf: $25.95) A powerful tale of contemporary Native American life.

10."Daisy Jones & the Six," by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Ballantine: $27) A fictional history charting the rise and fall of a '70s rock band.

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