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Books Inc. best-seller list

  1. Yes Please, by Amy Poehler (hardcover)
  2.  Panorama: Tales from San Francisco’s 1915 Pan-Pacific International Exposition, by Lee Bruno (hardcover)
  3.  Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned,” by Lena Dunham (hardcover)
  4.  The Princess in Black, by Shannon Hale (hardcover)
  5.  Maps, by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski (hardcover)
  6. Santa Is Coming to San Francisco, by Steve Smallman (hardcover)
  7. Gray Mountain: A Novel, by John Grisham (hardcover)
  8. How the Grinch Stole Christmas, by Dr. Seuss (hardcover)
  9. The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg (hardcover)
  10. All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel, by Anthony Doerr (hardcover)


Note: publication dates are subject to change

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances

by Neil Gaiman (Feb. 3)
Gaiman’s first collection of short fiction since Fragile Things in 2006, this includes an all-new story set in the universe of “American Gods,” which won Gaiman the Hugo and Nebula awards. Fans already have this on order; if you don’t know Gaiman, do yourself a favor and pick this up for an amazing read.

Buried Giant: A Novel

by Kazuo Ishiguro (March 5)
The first novel by Booker prize-winning author Ishiguro (Remains of the Day, Never Let Me Go) in more than a decade, this is a tragic tale of love and loss in a war-torn land. Compelling characters combine with Ishiguro’s gift for contemplative writing to make this a great pick for book lovers.

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

by Erik Larson (March 10)
Erik Larson revitalized popular history writing with his Devil in the White City, which read like a novel while telling an impressive amount of history. He returns in 2015 with Dead Wake, marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ocean liner Lusitania with this richly told book. Don’t miss it.

The Penderwicks in Spring

by Jeanne Birdsall (March 24)
Another March release, Jeanne Birdsall returns to the wonderful world of the Penderwick family and their adventures. Charming and serious in turn, the Penderwick books have created a new classic for children ages 8 to 80.

The Water Knife: A Novel

by Paolo Bacigalupi (May 26)
Another of Bacigalupi’s gripping near-future tales, this one deals with “the water knives,” assassins and enforcers of Las Vegas’s water supply in a parched future. When a new source of water is rumored, one is sent to investigate. Mayhem ensues. Great for adults young and old.

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