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

Local best-sellers

Last week’s best-selling books at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at Jefferson Pointe:


1. “The Heist” by Daniel Silva

2. “The Book of Life” by Deborah Harkness

3. “Tom Clancy: Support and Defend” by Mark Greaney

4. “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty

5. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

6. “The Silkworm” by Robert Galbraith

7. “Act of War” by Brad Thor

8. “Invisible” by James Patterson

9. “A Perfect Life” by Danielle Steel

10. “Mr. Mercedes” by Stephen King


1. “America: Imagine a World Without Her”

by Dinesh D’Souza

2. “StrengthsFinder 2.0” by Tom Rath

3. “One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future” by Ben Carson

4. “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” byLaura Hillenbrand

5. “Hard Choices” by Hillary Rodham Clinton

6. “Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas”

by Edward Klein

7. “#GIRLBOSS” by Sophia Amoruso

8. “A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal” by Ben Macintyre

9. “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants” byMalcolm Gladwell

10. “The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee” by Marja Mills


1. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn

2.“Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” byLaura Hillenbrand

3. “Fifty Shades of Gray” by E.L. James

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

5. “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline

6. “Outliers: The Story of Success”

by Malcolm Gladwell

7. “Orange is the New Black” by Piper Kerman

8. “Fifty Shades Darker” by E.L. James

9. “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith

10. “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown