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Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:



1."The Female Persuasion," by Meg Wolitzer (Riverhead: $28) The relationship challenges between a college freshman and a famous feminist.

2."Circe," by Madeline Miller (Little, Brown: $27) A retelling of the story of Circe, banished to an island where she draws the wrath of men and gods.

3."The Only Story," by Julian Barnes (Knopf: $25.95) An older man looks back with a pained sense at a relationship from his youth.

4."Little Fires Everywhere," by Celeste Ng (Penguin Press: $27) A new family and an adoption upend a quiet Cleveland suburb.

5."The Fallen," by David Baldacci (Grand Central: $29) Amos Decker, the Memory Man, attempts to solve a string of four bizarre murders.

6."Noir," by Christopher Moore (Morrow: $27.99) In 1947, a San Francisco bartender gets entangled with a dangerous dame.

7."The Woman in the Window," by A.J. Finn (Morrow: $26.99) A Manhattan recluse spends her days spying on neighbors.

8."The House of Broken Angels," by Luis Alberto Urrea (Little, Brown: $27) A portrait of a diverse Mexican-American family gathered in San Diego to honor its patriarch.

9."Tangerine," by Christine Mangan (Ecco: $26.99) Two young women reconnect and come to grief and intrigue in 1956 Tangiers.

10."An American Marriage," by Tayari Jones (Algonquin: $26.95) In this Oprah Book Club 2.0 pick, a marriage is put to the test after the husband is wrongly imprisoned.

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