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Last week’s best-selling books, according to the Publishers Weekly:


1 “Sycamore Row”

by John Grisham

2 “The First Phone Call fron Heaven” by Mitch Albom

3“Dust” by Patricia Cornwell

4“White Fire” by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

5 The Longest Ride”

by Nicholas Sparks

6“Doctor Sleep”

by Stephen King

7“Mirage” by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul

8 The Goldfinch”

by Donna Tartt

9“Winners” by Danielle Steel

10 “The Valley of Amazement” by Amy Tan


1“Killing Jesus: A History”

by Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard

2 “Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics”

by Charles Krauthammer

3“The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays” by Ree Drummond

4“Si-cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty’s Favorite Uncle”

by Si Robertson

5“The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism”

by Doris Kearns Goodwin

6“Soul Healing Miracles: Ancient and New Sacred Wisdom, Knowledge, and Practical Techniques for Healing the Spiritual, Mental, Emotional, and Physical Bodies” by Zhi Gang Sha

7“Guinness World

Records 2014”

by Guinness World Records

8 David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants”

by Malcolm Gladwell

9“Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas”

by Sarah Palin

10 I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban”

by Malala Yousafzai