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1 WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING (Putnam, $18). By Delia Owens. A young outcast finds herself at the center of a local murder trial.

2 BOOK LOVERS (Berkley, $17). By Emily Henry. Two opposite book professionals from New York cross paths while on vacation in a small town.

3 THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO (Washington Square Press, $17). By Taylor Jenkins Reid. A Hollywood icon tells the story of her glamorous life to a young reporter, and they both learn the price of stardom.

4 EVERYTHING ENDS WITH US (Atria, $16.99). By Colleen Hoover. A woman questions her relationship with a commitment-phobic partner when her former flame shows up.

5 TRUTH (Grand Central, $16.99). By Colleen Hoover. A writer hired to complete the manuscript of an unfit bestselling author learns disturbing secrets.

6 PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION (Berkley, $16). By Emily Henry. Two best friends from college who had a falling out reunite for one more vacation together.

seven MALIBU ON THE RISE (Ballantine, $18). By Taylor Jenkins Reid. A late summer party is the backdrop to the story of four famous siblings trying to come to terms with their upbringing.

8 READING TRACK (Berkley, $16). By Emily Henry. Two summer neighbor writers challenge each other to write novels in each other’s genres.

9 Ugly love (Atria, $16.99). By Colleen Hoover. A mutual attraction between two young adults leads to a casual, noncommittal relationship, but emotions get in the way.

ten CIRCE (Back Bay, $16.99). By Madeline Miller. This continuation of the “Song of Achilles” speaks of the goddess who transforms the men of Odysseus into pigs.

1 BRAIDING THE SCENT GRASS: INDIGENOUS WISDOM, SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE AND PLANT TEACHINGS (Milkweed Publishing, $18). By Robin Wall Kimmerer. Indigenous scientist’s essays offer lessons in reciprocal awareness between people and plants.

2 BODY KEEPS SCORE (Penguin, $19). By Bessel van der Kolk. A scientific look at how trauma can reshape a person’s body and brain.

3 ALL ABOUT LOVE (Tomorrow, $15.99). By bell hooks. The first volume of the feminist’s Love Song to the Nation trilogy views compassion as a form of love.

4 FIND THE MOTHER TREE (Former, $17). By Suzanne Simard. An ecologist sheds light on the connections between trees and people.

5 THE BOMBARDIER MAFIA (Back Bay, $18.99). By Malcolm Gladwell. How a strategy to reduce bloodshed with precision bombing during World War II was thwarted by military leaders.

6 EDUCATED (Random House, $18.99). By Tara Westover. A memoir by a woman from a survivalist family who earned a PhD at Cambridge.

seven THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE (Crown, $20). By Erik Larson. A look at how Winston Churchill led Britain through World War II that explores his political game and family dynamics.

8 TALK TO STRANGERS (Back Bay, $18.99). By Malcolm Gladwell. An examination of why humans are so bad at recognizing liars and lies.

9 INTERCLOTHED LIFE (Random house, $18). By Merlin Sheldrake. A biologist explains the importance of mushrooms for our body and the environment.

ten FOX AND ME (Spiegel & Grau, $18). By Catherine Raven. The memoirs of a woman who follows the life of a wild fox who visits her property every afternoon.

1 DUNE (Ace, $10.99). By Frank Herbert. In the classic sci-fi novel, a young boy survives a family betrayal on an inhospitable planet.

2 1984 (Bookmark, $9.99). By George Orwell. The classic novel about the perils of a totalitarian police state.

3 FARM ANIMAL (Bookmark, $9.99). By George Orwell. The animals stage a workers’ coup on a farm, then transform into a totalitarian state, in this classic campaign against Stalinism.

4 DUNE MESSIAH (Ace, $9.99). By Frank Herbert. The second book of the Dune Chronicles picks up the story of Paul Atreides 12 years after he became Emperor of the Known Universe.

5 THE NAME OF THE WIND (DAWs, $10.99). By Patrick Rothfuss. Kvothe the Kingkiller tells the story of his rise to near-legendary heroism.

6 THE WAY OF KINGS (Tor, $9.99). By Brandon Sanderson. The first volume in the Stormlight Archive series.

seven MISTBORN: THE FINAL EMPIRE (Tor, $9.99). By Brandon Sanderson. A fugitive and a thief join forces to overthrow the oppressor Lord Ruler.

8 LORD OF FLIES (Penguin, $11). By William Golding. The classic and disturbing story of English schoolboys stranded on a desert island.

9 GOOD OMEN (Tomorrow, $9.99). By Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. A novel imagining the end of the world and the fallout.

ten THE GALACTIC TRAVELER’S GUIDE (Del Rey, $7.99). By Douglas Adams. As Earth is demolished, mild-mannered Arthur Dent escapes to the galactic highway.

Rankings reflect sales for the week ending July 10. Graphics may not be reproduced without permission from the American Booksellers Association, the trade association for independent bookstores in the United States, and Copyright 2022 American Booksellers Association. (Bestseller lists alternate between hardcover and paperback each week.)

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