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Books Inc. best-seller list

  1. Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson
  2. French Coast: A Novel, Anita Hughes
  3. The Girl on the Train: A Novel, by Paula Hawkins
  4. The Tender Bar: A Memoir, by J.R. Moehringer
  5. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, by Marie Kondo
  6. Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, by Daniel Brown
  7. City of Thieves: A Novel, by David Benioff
  8. The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes
  9. All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel, by Anthony Doerr
  10. Girlboss, by Sophia Amoruso

New Hardcover

Releases for April

A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life

by Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman

Hollywood mega-producer Brian Grazer has a knack for finding and nurturing ideas and talent, and in this wide-reaching book, he explains his keys to success both as a creative and as a manager of creative people. A quick, interesting, and insightful read.

The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House

by Kate Brower

A journalist who covered the first term of the Obama presidency, Kate Brower became fascinated with the men and women who managed the daily life of the Obama household. Here she profiles and talks with the staff who make the life of the first family a highly managed but fulfilling one.

The Harder They Come: A Novel

by T.C. Boyle

T.C Boyle is one of the great American writers, and he delivers another meaty story of America and its malcontents. Set in Northern California, and exploring themes of authority and freedom, Boyle is at his best in this novel.

At The Water’s Edge

by Sara Gruen

The author of Water for Elephants needs no introduction; in her latest work, she delves into Scotland at the tail-end of World War II, a man’s desperate need for validation from his distant father, and his wife’s life-changing discovery of the wider world beyond high-society life. Filled with local detail and stirring prose, this seems like a great read, not only for lovers of Water for Elephants, but indeed, for anyone who loves a great story.

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