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June 2, 2013

Best-selling books

Los Angeles Times
The Eagle-Tribune

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1.”Inferno,” by Dan Brown (Doubleday: $29.95): In Florence with a case of amnesia, Robert Langdon must find a destructive virus before it infects the world.

2.”A Delicate Truth,” by John le Carre (Viking: $28.95): A botched covert operation involving the abduction of a terrorist is threatened to be exposed three years later.

3.”The Woman Upstairs,” by Claire Messud (Knopf: $25.95): A teacher’s life is awakened by an enchanting Lebanese family.

4.”Life After Life,” by Kate Atkinson (Reagan Arthur: $27.99): A woman is reborn into different versions of the same events in wartime Europe.

5.”Dead Ever After,” by Charlaine Harris (Ace: $27.95): Sookie is arrested for a shocking murder in Bon Temps in this final Sookie Stackhouse novel.

6.”Little Green,” by Walter Mosley (Doubleday: $29.95): Picking up where “Blonde Faith” left off, Detective Easy Rawlins navigates Los Angeles in the wake of the Watts riots and the Summer of Love.

7.”Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn (Crown: $25): A wife mysteriously disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary.

8.”All That Is,” by James Salter (Knopf: $26.95): The life, career and lost love connections of a World War II vet and book editor.

9.”Paris,” by Edward Rutherfurd (Doubleday: $32.50): A timeline of historical events paints a fictional portrait of the City of Lights.

10.”Silken Prey.” by John Sandford (Putnam: $27.95): The disappearance of a political operative leads investigator Lucas Davenport to the intersection of dirty politics and technology.


1.”Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls,” by David Sedaris (Little, Brown: $27): The essayist’s recent collection of his life’s travails and travel tales.

2.”Lean In,” by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf: $24.95): The Facebook executive offers advice and observations on gender inequities in the professional world.

3.”The Outsider,” by Jimmy Connors (Harper: $28.99): The original bad boy of tennis recounts his turbulent life and career from his humble roots to winning eight Grand Slam titles.

4.”The One Thing,” by Gary Keller (Bard Press: $24.95): Getting more productivity from your work and life by focusing on one task at a time.

5.”The Guns at Last Light,” by Rick Atkinson (Holt: $40): This final book in the liberation trilogy tells the story of the Allied battle for Western Europe during World War II starting with D-Day.

6.”Country Girl,” by Edna O’Brien (Little, Brown: $27.99): The Irish writer recounts her difficult beginnings and escape into writing.

7.”I Could Pee on This,” by Francesco Marciuliano (Chronicle: $12.95): A quirky collection of feline poetry.

8.”The Last Train to Zona Verde,” by Paul Theroux (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: $27): The travel writer explores the people and adventures in the African bush.

9.”Help, Thanks, Wow,” by Anne Lamott (Riverhead: $17.95): Three simple prayers to get through the tough times.

10.”Mom & Me & Mom,” by Maya Angelou (Random House: $22): The poet chronicles her rocky relationship with her mother.

­— Los Angeles Times