Jan. 10-- Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
1."Manhattan Beach," by Jennifer Egan (Scribner: $27) The first female diver at the Brooklyn Naval Yard during World War II seeks to uncover the reason for her father's disappearance.
2."Artemis," by Andy Weir (Crown: $27) A small-time smuggler living in a lunar colony attempts to pull off a heist.
3."The Wanted," by Robert Crais (Putnam: $28) A single mother hires P.I. Elvis Cole to investigate her teenage son who is on the run after a deadly crime spree.
4."Sing, Unburied, Sing," by Jesmyn Ward (Scribner: $26) A woman and her two children journey through the south to pick up their father from prison.
5."Origin," by Dan Brown (Doubleday: $29.95) A billionaire futurist and former student of professor of symbology Robert Langdon sends him on another quest to uncover the questions of human existence.
6."Wonder," by R.J. Palacio (Knopf: $16.99) The trials and triumphs of a 10-year-old boy with a facial deformity starting prep school for the first time.
7."A Gentleman in Moscow," by Amor Towles (Viking: $27) In 1922, a Russian count is sentenced to house arrest in a grand hotel for the rest of his life.
8."Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway," by Jeff Kinney (Amulet: $13.95) Can the Heffley family survive a tropical holiday vacation?
9."Little Fires Everywhere," by Celeste Ng (Penguin Press: $27) A new family and an adoption upend a quiet Cleveland suburb.
10."The Rooster Bar," by John Grisham (Doubleday: $28.95) Three students at a third-tier law school open a fake law firm.
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