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Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. "The One & Only" by Emily Giffin (Ballantine, $28). When tragedy strikes in a small Texas town, Shea Rigsby questions her reasons for staying there. Last week: —

2. "Unlucky 13" by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown, $28). When a killer resurfaces, the Women's Murder Club tries to find her before she finds them. Last week: 1

3. "Field of Prey" by John Sandford (Putnam, $28.95). After police find bodies in an abandoned farmyard in Minnesota, Lucas Davenport is called in and discovers shocking facts related to the deaths. Last week: 2

4. "The Target" by David Baldacci (Grand Central, $28). At the president's request, Will Robie and his partner Jessica Reel try to take down a global threat. Last week: 3

5. "The Lincoln Myth" by Steve Berry (Ballantine, $27). Cotton Malone rejoins the Justice Department to protect an informant carrying critical information. Last week: —

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. "One Nation" by Ben Carson M.D. with Candy Carson (Sentinel, $25.95). The neurosurgeon turned conservative commentator gives his opinions about the country's future. Last week: —

2. "Finding Me" by Michelle Knight (Weinstein, $24.99). Knight, one of the captives held for more than a decade by Cleveland bus driver Ariel Castro, shares details about her life in captivity and her journey since. Last week: 2

3. "Think Like a Freak" by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (William Morrow, $28.99). "Freakonomics" authors offer problem-solving tips. Last week: 3

4. "Instinct" by T.D. Jakes (FaithWords, $25). The Dallas bishop offers readers tips on how to use their inherent abilities to make decisions. Last week: 5

5. "Good Call" by Jase Robertson with Mark Schlabach (Howard, $25.99). The "Duck Dynasty" star talks about his family life, his faith and the duck-hunting business. Last week: 4

— Publishers Weekly

CHICAGOLAND BEST-SELLERS

1. "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green (Dutton, $17.99). A girl who has cancer finds love despite her prognosis.

2. "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" by Thomas Piketty (Belknap, $39.95). The French economist analyzes economic history and gives his interpretation of its present-day ramifications.

3. "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn (Crown, $25). When Amy goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, all fingers point to her husband, Nick.

4. "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown, $30). A terrorist attack in an art museum sets Theo Decker on a life-altering path.

5. "The One & Only" by Emily Giffin (Ballantine, $28). When tragedy strikes in a small Texas town, Shea Rigsby questions her reasons for staying there.

For the week ending May 24.

Participating bookstores: Barbara's Bookstores (Chicago), Anderson's Bookshop (Naperville), The Book Stall at Chestnut Court (Winnetka), Unabridged Bookstore (Chicago), The Book Table (Oak Park), The Bookstore (Glen Ellyn), Women & Children First Bookstore (Chicago), Azizi Books (Matteson), The Book Bin (Northbrook).

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