This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Aug. 23, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2015, The Nielsen Co.


A real-life Maryland horror finds its place in fiction

Julianna Baggott's newest novel is set partly at the Maryland School for Feeble Minded Children - a name so unapologetically pejorative, so Dickensian in its evocation of ragamuffins starving on watered-down gruel, that the hyper-imaginative author must surely have made it up.

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