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



"The Outsider," by Stephen King (Scribner: $30) A beloved teacher is charged in the killing of an 11-year-old boy in a town park.

"The Mars Room," by Rachel Kushner (Scribner: $27) A woman is separated from her son while serving two consecutive life sentences in a California correctional facility.

"Warlight," by Michael Ondaatje (Knopf: $26.95) In the aftermath of WWII, two teenagers are left in the care of a mysterious man.

"Last Stories," by William Trevor (Viking: $26) Ten stories from the late Irish writer probe the depths of the human spirit.

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

"The Trials of Apollo: The Burning Maze," by Rick Riordan (Disney Hyperion: $19.99) The god Apollo, now an awkward mortal teenager, fights to regain his place on Mount Olympus.

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

"A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo," by Twiss Jill (Chronicle: $18.99) A picture book about two boy bunnies who fall in love with each other.

"The Hate U Give," by Angie Thomas (Balzer + Bray: $17.99) A 16-year-old girl witnesses the police shooting of her childhood friend.

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

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