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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, July 16, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.

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Sebastian Junger shares lessons on tribes and combat

What caused Colonial settlers to run away to join up with Native American tribes, and what does that have to do with recent combat veterans returning home to find themselves missing life in the war zone? Best-selling author Sebastian Junger explores the human need for the kind of strong, intimate bonds that can be found in tribal societies in his 2016 book "Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging."

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So many books, so little time: 10 tips on how to get more reading done

We're halfway through the year already – yikes, more than halfway. How did this happen? And are you worried? Forget that nonsense about how the days are getting shorter – you won't notice that until sometime in late August, when the slant of the sun is suddenly a buttery gold and the shadows grow long. The real issue is this: Where are you with your reading goals?

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

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Best-sellers

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

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, July 9, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.

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Miss Norma's family back on the road

Norma Bauerschmidt became a most unlikely world internet sensation after the 90-year-old Michigan widow said no to cancer treatment and yes to hitting the road in an RV with her son and his wife and their poodle.

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Terry Tempest Williams on the perspective of nature and healing

Many years ago, when my sister died, friends gave me a copy of Terry Tempest Williams' book "Refuge," which is about the death of her mother, the damage we do to the natural world, the acceptance of change and the importance of nature. It is one of more than a dozen books Williams has written, all of which share themes of the natural world.

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Thelma, Louise and Hollywood's eternal problem of gender equality

The year was 1991, and it felt like women in Hollywood might be turning a corner. Barbara Streisand directed a successful adaptation of the best-selling novel "Prince of Tides." Kathryn Bigelow made a splash with the vaguely homoerotic surfer action movie "Point Break." Jodie Foster played a steely FBI cadet who matches wits with a serial killer in "The Silence of the Lambs," a role that earned her a second Oscar in four years.

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UK student writes and directs movie filmed in Lexington

Ghost in the Family is a movie written and directed by UK student, with a crew and cast of students from all over Kentucky as well as other industry professionals.
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