Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
1."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 must engage with the people around her.
2."The Border," by Don Winslow (Morrow: $28.99) The fight to keep drugs out of the country takes a complicated turn in the third book in the Power of the Dog series.
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3."Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild," by Dav Pilkey (Graphix : $9.99) A heroic hound and his pals work to prove his innocence for a crime he didn't commit.
4."There There," by Tommy Orange (Knopf: $25.95) A powerful tale of contemporary Native American life.
5."Black Leopard, Red Wolf," by Marlon James (Riverhead: $30) A tracker tells the tale of a powerful man destroyed by demons.
6."Circe," by Madeline Miller (Little, Brown: $27) A retelling of the story of Circe, who draws the wrath of men and gods.
7."Daughter of Moloka'I," by Alan Brennert (St. Martin's: $27.99) The 22-year relationship between two women who never expected to meet, in the sequel to Moloka'i.
8."The Island of Sea Women," by Lisa See (Scribner: $27) An ancient guild of female divers on a South Korean Island reckon with the destruction of modernity from 1938 to 2008
9."The Silent Patient," by Alex Michaelides (Celadon: $26.99) A famous painter stops speaking after shooting her husband.
10."Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Meltdown." by Jeff Kinney (Amulet: $13.95) An epic snowball fight continues the Wimpy Kid series.