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1 A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES (Bloomsbury, $19). By Sarah J. Maas. A threat is growing over a magical land where a huntress is being held captive.

2 DUNE (Ace, $18). By Frank Herbert. The classic science fiction novel about a young boy who survives a family betrayal in an inhospitable world.

3 HAPPY PLACE (Berkley, $19). By Emily Henry. At a friend group’s annual getaway, one couple hides that they have split.

4 THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM (Tor, $18.99). By Cixin Liu, Ken Liu (Transl.). As a failing alien civilization heads toward Earth, leaders and citizens must decide whether to welcome or fight the coming invaders.

5 BRIDE (Berkley, $19). By Ali Hazelwood. A vampire and a werewolf agree to wed in an attempt to bring peace to their warring communities.

6 A COURT OF MIST AND FURY (Bloomsbury, $19). By Sarah J. Maas. A woman struggles with her loyalty toward two warring courts.

7 EVERYONE IN MY FAMILY HAS KILLED SOMEONE (Mariner, $18.99). By Benjamin Stevenson. A murder takes place at a family reunion, and everyone is a suspect.

8 THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY (Penguin, $18). By Matt Haig. A regretful woman lands in a library where she gets to play out her life had she made different choices.

9 THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO (Washington Square, $17). By Taylor Jenkins Reid. A Hollywood icon recounts the story of her glamorous life to a young reporter, and both discover the cost of fame.

10 A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN (Bloomsbury, $19). By Sarah J. Maas. As tensions escalate among magical courts, peacemaking efforts fail and war breaks out.

1 KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON (Vintage, $18). By David Grann. A look at the FBI’s investigation of Native American deaths in 1920s Oklahoma.

2 POVERTY, BY AMERICA (Crown, $20). By Matthew Desmond. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Evicted” examines the reasons poverty is entrenched in the culture of the United States.

3 ALL ABOUT LOVE (Morrow, $16.99). By bell hooks. The first volume in the iconic feminist’s “Love Song to the Nation” trilogy considers compassion as a form of love.

4 THE HUNDRED YEARS’ WAR ON PALESTINE (Picador, $19.99). By Rashid Khalidi. A historian of the Middle East traces events from 1917 to 2017 to argue that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a war of colonial conquest.

5 BRAIDING SWEETGRASS (Milkweed, $20). By Robin Wall Kimmerer. Essays by an Indigenous scientist offer lessons in reciprocal awareness between people and plants.

6 THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE (Penguin, $19). By Bessel van der Kolk. A scientific look at how trauma can reshape a person’s body and brain.

7 CRYING IN H MART (Vintage, $17). By Michelle Zauner. A Korean American indie rockstar chronicles her relationship with her mother and their shared culture.

8 EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT LOVE (Harper Perennial, $18.99). By Dolly Alderton. A British journalist shares stories chronicling her attempts to find happiness and love.

9 THINK AGAIN (Penguin, $20). By Adam Grant. An organizational psychologist explains how there is wisdom in unlearning and rethinking our beliefs.

10 THE BOYS IN THE BOAT (Penguin, $19). By Daniel James Brown. The University of Washington’s underdog crew team defeats elite rowers to face Hitler’s German athletes in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended March 31. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from the American Booksellers Association, the trade association for independent bookstores in the United States, and indiebound.org. Copyright 2024 American Booksellers Association. (The bestseller lists alternate between hardcover and paperback each week.)



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