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Books Inc. hardcover best-seller list

1. GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn
2. CITY OF THIEVES, by David Benioff
3. 50 SHADES DARKER, by E.L. James
4. IRREVERENT CURIOSITY, by David Farley
5. THE HAPPINESS PROJECT, by Gretchen Rubin
6. INSIDE OF A DOG, by Alexandra Horowitz
7. IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS, by Erik Larson
8. 50 SHADES OF GREY, by E.L. James
9. GONE, by Mo Hayder
10. MARY POPPINS, by P.L. Travers

STAFF PICKS For Adults

PARIS: A LOVE STORY, by Kati Marton
A revealing memoir, this book is a great read about the lightness of love, the drama of war, and sudden death with Paris in the background.
— S. Sarmiento

BEAUTIFUL RUINS, by Jess Walter
The story spins from the making of the film Cleopatra (1963) in Italy to Hollywood today. The characters and the locations are well defined and Walter throws in a lot of wit and pathos. It all wraps up beautifully in the end, so enjoy!
— B. Dito

WHERE THE BODIES ARE BURIED,
by Christopher Brookmyre
Why had I never heard of this guy? This is an amazing mystery — wild storyline à la Kate Atkinson, grim Scottish humor à la Ian Rankin, intrepid heroines à la April Smith. Brilliant!
— T. Gartner

Staff Picks for Kids (ages 10–14)

THE CABINET OF WONDERS,
by Marie Rutkocki
Follow spunky Petra’s adventure through Prague as she encounters a band of gypsies and battles a wicked prince in this unique, magical tale rife with intrigue.
—T. Marsden

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Sandy Mullin is the manager at Books Inc. in the Marina. The best-seller list is based on sales during the first three weeks of August.

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