Books

Books

Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

Books

Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

Books

This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, May 14, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.

Books

Whether you'll watch the new series or not, Anne of 'Green Gables' is worth revisiting

She is, when we first meet her, a girl "of about eleven, garbed in a very short, very tight, very ugly dress of yellowish gray wincey. She wore a faded brown sailor hat and beneath the hat, extending down her back, were two braids of very thick, decidedly red hair. Her face was small, white and thin, also much freckled; her mouth was large and so were her eyes, that looked green in some lights and moods and gray in others."

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Charmaine Craig's mother, beauty queen and revolutionary, inspired her novel 'Miss Burma'

In its opening paragraph, the lights of Charmaine Craig's epic new novel, "Miss Burma," come up on Louisa, who is based on the author's mother, taking the pageant stage. Louisa Benson Craig, a woman who after being crowned went on to become a political revolutionary with a price on her head, is one of many fictionalized characters whose lives are so full of loss and perseverance and incident that to follow their story is to follow the history of the country itself. The sweeping, multi-generational story of a family belonging to the Karen ethnic minority, "Miss Burma" charts both a political history and a deeply personal one – and of those incendiary moments when private and public motivations overlap.

Books

Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

Videos

Go on a record-breaking spacewalk with two NASA astronauts in this video

Expedition 50 Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson sets out on her eighth spacewalk in this series of videos from NASA's Twitter account. She surpasses astronaut Suni Williams’ record for the most spacewalks by a female astronaut. Watch Whitson and Jack Fischer do stunning work outside the International Space Station on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Stay until the end for Fischer's "Wow" moment.
NASA via Twitter Video edited by David Caraccio
Go on a record-breaking spacewalk with two NASA astronauts in this video 2:48

Go on a record-breaking spacewalk with two NASA astronauts in this video

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Body of Stanislaus County Deputy Jason Garner arrives at Modesto Church 0:45

Body of Stanislaus County Deputy Jason Garner arrives at Modesto Church