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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, July 17, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2016, The Nielsen Co.

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Beyond Words: What Animals Think And Feel by Carl Safina. (Picador) Humans have been far too anthropocentric when trying to understand the mental experiences of other animals, Safina, a marine conservationist, argues here. His observations on grieving elephants in Kenya, endangered wolves in Yellowstone National Park and a harmonious whale society in the Pacific Northwest build the case that other species are capable of nuanced thought and emotion.

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11 fall books we can't wait to read

I am not one to wish away the summer, but between the release of the beach blockbusters and the fall literary season, there's a bit of a drought in the fresh-reads category. I'm going to fast-forward the calendar and tell you about 11 fall books I'm looking forward to. Between Bruce Springsteen's new memoir and Maria Semple's latest Seattle sendup, it's going to be hard to wait:

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Banning books: Top 10 most challenged books

Fifty Shades of Grey and the Bible rank in the top 10 of the latest list of books most objected to at public schools and libraries. Here are the books on the American Library Association’s “State of Libraries Report.”

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'Ingredienti' to a good life

When Marcella Hazan died in 2013, the legendary cookbook author left us with a short stack of books, most notably her "Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking" (also legendary), and a legacy. Born in Emilia-Romagna in 1924, Hazan pretty much introduced America to traditional Italian home cooking. She also left her husband (of nearly six decades) and collaborator Victor a collection of notebooks, filled with handwritten pages, in Italian, about the ingredients she'd used over her long career. Artichokes and onions, tomatoes and zucchini, lard and pancetta and salt. Victor translated those notes and made them into a final book, called "Ingredienti" - a kind of posthumous grocery list.

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Banning books: Top 10 most challenged books

Fifty Shades of Grey and the Bible rank in the top 10 of the latest list of books most objected to at public schools and libraries. Here are the books on the American Library Association’s “State of Libraries Report.”
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