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Bestsellers List Sunday, April 18

SoCal Bestsellers

Hardcover Fiction

1. The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman (Viking: $16) A special edition of the poem delivered at the Biden inauguration.

2. Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro (Knopf: $28) A view of a technologically advanced society from the perspective of a child’s artificial friend.

3. First Person Singular by Haruki Murakami (Knopf: $28) A collection of short stories that highlight the significance of mysterious personal events.

4. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (Viking: $26) A reader in an infinite library is torn between versions of the life she is leading and the life she could be leading.

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5. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (Riverhead: $27) Identical twin sisters run away from their small Black community in the South and live very different lives.

6. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s: $29) A woman must choose whether to migrate to California or stay in the 1930s Texas Dust Bowl.

7. Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney (Ecco: $28) A couple’s 20-year marriage is tested when past lies surface.

8. The Consequences of Fear by Jacqueline Winspear (Harper: $28) A Maisie Dobbs murder mystery set in 1941 London.

9. Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell (Knopf: $27) An Elizabethan tale of love and grief in 16th century Stratford-Upon-Avon.

10. The Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove: $27) In Paris of the 1980s two Vietnamese refugees struggle to assimilate, in a sequel to “The Sympathizer.”

Hardcover nonfiction

1. The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster: $35) An exploration of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna helped launch the gene editing revolution.

2. Caste by Isabel Wilkerson (Random House: $32) America’s hidden caste system influences the lives of Americans.

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3. Vibrant by Stacie Stephenson (BenBella: $30) A practical guide to improving health from the lifestyle doctor.

4. Philip Roth by Blake Bailey (Norton: $40) A definitive biography of the American author.

5. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy (HarperOne: $23) A modern fable explores life’s universal lessons through four archetypes.

6. Let Me Tell You What I Mean by Joan Didion (Knopf: $23) A collection of 12 essays from 1968 to 2000.

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7. Beautiful Things by Hunter Biden (Gallery: $28) A memoir from President Biden’s younger son.

8. Breath by James Nestor (Riverhead: $28) New research yields breathtaking results.

9. Broken by Jenny Lawson (Holt: $28) The author explores depression, mental illness and other challenges in her life with wit and insight.

10. Think Again by Adam Grant (Viking: $28) The psychologist explores the importance of rethinking beliefs in a complex world.

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Paperback fiction

1. Circe by Madeline Miller (Back Bay: $17)

2. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Ecco: $17)

3. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (Putnam: $18)

4. The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove: $17)

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5. Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu (Vintage: $16)

6. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (Harper: $17)

7. Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler (Grand Central: $17)

8. Dune by Frank Herbert (Ace: $11)

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9. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (St. Martin’s Griffin: $17)

10. The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich (Harper : $18)

Paperback nonfiction

1. Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Milkweed: $18)

2. Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong (One World: $18)

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3. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk (Penguin: $19)

4. Becoming by Michelle Obama (Crown: $19)

5. Why Fish Don’t Exist by Lulu Miller (Simon & Schuster: $17)

6. The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer (New Harbinger: $19)

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7. Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker (Anchor: $17)

8. Be Here Now by Ram Dass (Harmony: $17)

9. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (Seal: $17)

10. Attached by Amir Levine, Rachel Heller (TarcherPerigee: $17)


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