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Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, July 17, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2021 NPD Group.

(Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2021, PWxyz LLC.)

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. "The Cellist: A Novel" by Daniel Silva (Harper) Last week: —

2. "The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel" by Laura Dave (Simon & Schuster) Last week: 1

3. "It’s Better This Way: A Novel" by Debbie Macomber (Ballantine) Last week: —

4. "The Paper Palace: A Novel" by Miranda Cowley Heller (Riverhead) Last week: 2

5. "Nine Lives" by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) Last week: 1

6. "The President's Daughter: A Thriller" by Bill Clinton and James Patterson (Little, Brown and Knopf) Last week: 5

7. "Malibu Rising: A Novel" by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Ballantine) Last week: 6

8. "The Adventure Zone: The Crystal Kingdom" by Clint McElroy et al. (First Second) Last week: —

9. "The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig (Viking) Last week: 7

10. "The Personal Librarian" by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray (Berkley) Last week: 15

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. "American Marxism" by Mark R. Levin (Threshold) Last week: —

2. "How I Saved the World" by Jesse Watters (Broadside) Last week: —

3. "Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency" by Michael Wolff (Holt) Last week: —

4. "Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost" by Michael C. Bender (Twelve) Last week: —

5. "This Is Your Mind on Plants" by Michael Pollan (Penguin Press) Last week: 3

6. "Killing the Mob: The Fight Against Organized Crime in America" by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (St. Martin's) Last week: 5

7. "What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing" by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey (Flatiron/Oprah) Last week: 12

8. "Subpar Parks: America's Most Extraordinary National Parks and Their Least Impressed Visitors" by Amber Share (Plume) Last week: —

9. "Greenlights" by Matthew McConaughey (Crown) Last week: 6

10. "Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood" by Danny Trejo (Atria) Last week: 2

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Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, July 17, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2021 NPD Group. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2021, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Cellist. Daniel Silva. Harper 2. The Last Thing He Told Me. Laura ...

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