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 becomes a murder suspect.
2."Daisy Jones & the Six," by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Ballantine: $27) A fictional history charting the rise and fall of a '70s rock band.
3."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.
4."The American Agent," by Jacqueline Winspear (Harper: $27.99)When the Germans attack the British Isles, Maisie Dobbs must solve a case and protect a young evacuee.
5."Run Away," by Harlan Coben (Grand Central: $29) A family is torn apart when their drug-addicted daughter goes missing.
6."The Hate U Give," by Angie Thomas (Balzer plus Bray: $17.99) A 16-year-old girl witnesses the police shooting of her friend.
7."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.
8."The Parade," by Dave Eggers (Knopf: $25.95) Two contractors are tasked with completing a road that will unite north and south in a nation emerging from a long civil war.
9."Circe," by Madeline Miller (Little, Brown: $27) A retelling of the story of Circe, who draws the wrath of men and gods.
10."There There," by Tommy Orange (Knopf: $25.95) A powerful tale of contemporary Native American life.
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