Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
1."Where the Crawdads Sing," by Dellia Owens (G.P. Putnam's Sons: $26) A young woman living on her own in the coastal marshes of North Carolina becomes a murder suspect.
2."The Island of Sea Women," by Lisa See (Scribner: $27) An ancient guild of female divers on a South Korean Island reckon with the destruction of modernity from 1938 to 2008.
3."Daisy Jones & The Six," by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Ballantine: $27) A fictional history charting the rise and fall of a '70s rock 'n' roll band.
4."Run Away," by Harlan Coben (Grand Central: $29) A family is torn apart when their drug addicted daughter goes missing.
5."Circe," by Madeline Miller (Little, Brown: $27) A retelling of the story of Circe, who draws the wrath of men and gods.
6."Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild," by Dav Pilkey (Graphix : $9.99) A heroic hound and his pals work to prove his innocence for a crime he didn't commit.
7."Wolf Pack," by C.J. Box (G.P Putnam's Sons: $27) Joe Pickett discovers the son of a man who owns a wildlife killing drone belonging is dating his own daughter.
8."The Border," by Don Winslow (Morrow: $28.99) The fight to keep drugs out of the country takes a complicated turn in the third book in the "Power of the Dog" series.
9."Black Leopard, Red Wolf," by Marlon James (Riverhead: $30) A tracker tells the tale of a powerful man destroyed by demons.
10."The Hate U Give," by Angie Thomas (Balzer plus Bray: $17.99) A 16-year-old girl witnesses the police shooting of her childhood friend.
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