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     Last week's best-sellers at Barnes & Noble at Jefferson Pointe.

Library’s most popular


1. “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham

2. “Takedown Twenty” by Janet Evanovich

3. “Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks

4. “W is for Wasted” by Sue Grafton

5. “Gone” by James Patterson

6. “Cross My Heart” by James Patterson

7. “Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel” by Lee Child

8. “Dust” by Patricia Cornwell

9. “Mistress” by James Patterson

10. Storm Front” by John Sandford


1. “Killing Jesus: A History”

by Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard

2. “Glass Castle: A Memoir”

by Jeannette Walls

3. “Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander” by Phil Robertson and Mark Schlabach

4. “Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10”

by Marcus Luttrell

5. “My Story” by Elizabeth Smart

6. “Si-cology101: Tales and Wisdom from the Duck Dynasty’s Favorite Uncle” by Si Robertson

7. “Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of his Trip to Heaven and Back” by Todd Burpo

8. “Four Doors: A Guide to Joy, Freedom,

and a Meaningful Life” by Richard Paul Evans

9. “ Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” by Reza Aslan

10. “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival,

Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand