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

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Nonfiction

1."She Said," by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey (Penguin Press: $28) The investigation into Harvey Weinstein's serial sexual abuses and disclosure of women's stories recounted by The New York Times reporters.

2."Talking to Strangers," by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown: $30) Examples of miscommunication explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.

3."Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?" by Caitlin Doughty (Norton: $25.95) A funeral director answers 35 questions from children about death.

4."Educated," by Tara Westover (Random House: $28) A young woman raised without schooling by survivalists describes her path to Cambridge University.

5."Call Sign Chaos," by Bing West and Jim Mattis (Random House: $28) Learning to lead in a chaotic world from former secretary of Defense and the assistant secretary of defense and combat Marine.

6."The Education of an Idealist," by Samantha Power (Dey Street: $29.99) The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's journey from immigrant to activist outsider to serving in President Barack Obama's Cabinet.

7."Trick Mirror," by Jia Tolentino (Random House: $27) A collection of essays on self-deception, surging beneath the surface of our lives from scammer culture to reality television.

8."Three Women," by Lisa Taddeo (Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster: $27) An investigative look at the sex lives of three American women for more than a decade.

9."Rabbit Effect," by Kelli Harding (Atria: $27) A new way to look at health based on recent groundbreaking discoveries in the science of compassion, kindness, and human connection.

10."The Only Plane in the Sky," by Garrett M. Graff (Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster: $30) Comprehensive first-person accounts of 9/11 from the front lines.

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