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

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Nonfiction

"The Soul of America," by Jon Meacham (Random House: $30) Understanding the present political climate by looking back at a time when hope overcame division and fear.

"Barracoon," by Zora Neale Hurston (Amistad: $24.99) A previously unpublished, first-person account of a man transported and enslaved 50 years after slavery was banned.

"Measure What Matters," by John Doerr (Portfolio: $27) The power of objectives and key results and why every business should use them.

"I'll Be Gone in the Dark," by Michelle McNamara (Harper: $27.99) The years-long search for the Golden State Killer from the late wife of actor Patton Oswalt.

"The Restless Wave," by John McCain and Mark Salter (Simon & Schuster: $30) A political memoir from senator and former POW John McCain.

"The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F(ASTERISK)ck," by Mark Manson (HarperOne: $24.99) How stopping to try to be positive all the time will make us become better, happier people.

"How to Change Your Mind," by Michael Pollan (Penguin Press: $28) A personal account of how psychedelics may help the mentally ill.

"War on Peace," by Ronan Farrow (Norton: $27.95) An exploration of the collapse of American diplomacy and resignation of global leadership.

"Robin," by Dave Itzkoff (Holt: $30) The career and life struggles of comedian Robin Williams.

"12 Rules for Life," by Jordan B. Peterson (Random House: $25.95) A hard-line, self-help manual of self-reliance and good behavior.

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