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1. Origin, by Dan Brown. (Doubleday) A symbology professor goes on a perilous quest with a beautiful museum director.

2. Deep Freeze, by John Sandford. (Putnam) Virgil Flowers is called to investigate in Trippton, Minn., when a local bank’s president is found dead in a nearly frozen river.

3. Uncommon Type, by Tom Hanks. (Knopf) Seventeen short stories, each incorporating a typewriter, by the Academy Award-winning actor.

4. Sleeping Beauties, by Stephen King and Owen King. (Scribner) Women who fall asleep become shrouded in mysterious cocoons while the men battle one another.

5. Fairytale, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte) Tragedy and unexpected dangers come to life at a Napa Valley winery.

6. A Column of Fire, by Ken Follett. (Viking) A pair of lovers find themselves on opposite sides of a conflict while Queen Elizabeth fights to maintain her throne.

7. Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan. (Scribner) The first female diver at the Brooklyn Naval Yard during World War II tries to understand why her father disappeared.

8. Don’t Let Go, by Harlan Coben. (Dutton) Detective Napoleon Dumas investigates a murder and uncovers clues about personal events that happened 15 years ago.

9. The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, by David Lagercrantz. (Knopf) Stieg Larsson’s character Lisbeth Salander seeks to uncover the secrets of her childhood.

10. It Devours! by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor. (Harper Perennial) A female scientist investigates an unusual rumbling in an American Southwest desert and comes across a religious congregation planning a dangerous ritual.


1. Leonardo da Vinci, by Walter Isaacson. (Simon & Schuster) A biography of the Italian Renaissance polymath which connects his work in various disciplines.

2. Killing England, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt) Major events and battles during the Revolutionary War are told from several perspectives.

3. Grant, by Ron Chernow. (Penguin Press) A biography of the Union general of the Civil War and two-term president of the United States.

4. What Happened, by Hillary Rodham Clinton. (Simon & Schuster) An inside look at her campaign and how she recovered in its aftermath.

5. Endurance, by Scott Kelly. (Knopf) A memoir by the retired astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station.

6. The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, edited by Bandy X. Lee. (Thomas Dunne) Twenty-seven psychiatrists and mental health experts give their assessments of the president.

7. We’re Going to Need More Wine, by Gabrielle Union. (Dey St.) Essays by the actress and activist on love, step-parenting and living beyond personal tragedy.

8. We Were Eight Years in Power, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. (One World) A series of essays that cover each year of the Obama administration and the writer’s own journey.

9. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, by Neil deGrasse Tyson. (Norton) A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.

10. Soonish, by Kelly Weinersmith and Zach Weinersmith. (Penguin Press) A humorous overview of emerging technological advances and their potential outcomes. (b)

Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous

1. The Wisdom of Sundays, by Oprah Winfrey. (Flatiron Books)

2. Capital Gaines, by Chip Gaines. (Thomas Nelson)

3. Discipline Equals Freedom, by Jocko Willink. (St. Martin’s) (b)

4. The Subtle Art of not Giving a ----, by Mark Manson. (HarperOne/HarperCollins) (b)

5. Food Can Fix It, by Mehmet Oz with Ted Spiker. (Scribner)

Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending Oct. 21. An (x) indicates that a book’s sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A (b) indicates that some sellers report receiving bulk orders.