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1 EVERYTHING ENDS WITH US (Atria, $16.99). By Colleen Hoover. A woman questions her relationship with a commitment-phobic partner when her former flame shows up.

2 CLOUD CUCKOO EARTH (Scribner, $20). By Anthony Doerr. An ancient story survives millennia, managed by young people in the past, present and future.

3 TRUTH (Grand Central, $16.99). By Colleen Hoover. A writer hired to complete the manuscript of an unfit bestselling author learns disturbing secrets.

4 THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO (Washington Square Press, $17). By Taylor Jenkins Reid. A Hollywood icon tells the story of her glamorous life to a young journalist, and they both discover the price of fame.

5 THE PHRASE (Perennial Harper, $18). By Louise Erdrich. As the pandemic rages on, a bookseller is haunted by the ghost of her store’s most annoying customer.

6 PROJECT Hail Mary (Ballantine, $20). By Andy Weir. The sole survivor of a spaceship must figure out how to save the earth from destruction.

seven WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING (Putnam, $18). By Delia Owens. A young outcast finds herself at the center of a local murder trial.

8 MURDER CLUB THURSDAY (Penguin, $17). By Richard Osman. Four septuagenarians join forces to catch a killer.

9 THE SILENT PATIENT (Celadon, $17.99). By Alex Michaelides. A psychotherapist sets out to find out why a woman killed her husband.

ten CIRCE (Back Bay, $16.99).By Madeline Miller. This continuation of the “Song of Achilles” speaks of the goddess who transforms the men of Odysseus into pigs.

1 BRAIDING THE SCENT GRASS: INDIGENOUS WISDOM, SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE AND PLANT TEACHINGS (Milkweed Publishing, $18). By Robin Wall Kimmerer. Indigenous scientist’s essays offer lessons in reciprocal awareness between people and plants.

2 ALL ABOUT LOVE (Morrow, $15.99).By bell hooks. The first volume of the feminist’s “Love Song to the Nation” trilogy considers compassion as a form of love.

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

4 DOWN (Norton, $16.95). By Mary Roach. The quirky science writer delves into encounters between animals and humans and understands the possibility of compassionate coexistence.

5 FIND THE MOTHER TREE (Former, $17). By Suzanne Simard. An ecologist sheds light on the connections between trees and people.

6 TO GET LOST (Seven Stories Press, $18.95). By Annie Ernaux, Alison L. Strayer (Trans.). The Nobel laureate writes about her affair with a married man in the 1980s.

seven OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC 2023 (Old Farmer’s Almanac, $8.95). The classic reference guide predicts culture, weather and trends.

8 A CARNIVAL OF SNACKERS (Back Bay, $18.99). By David Sedaris. The popular comedian shares diary entries from the past two decades.

9 VANDERBILT (Harper, $18.99). By Anderson Cooper, Katherine Howe. The story of one of America’s wealthiest family dynasties is explored by its patriarch’s great-great-great-grandson.

ten HOW TO CONCENTRATE (Parallax Press, $9.95). By Thich Nhat Hanh, with illustrations by Jason DeAntonis. Mindfulness meditations to improve the power of concentration.

Rankings reflect sales for the week ending October 16. Graphics 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 2022 American Booksellers Association. (Bestseller lists alternate between hardcover and paperback each week.)

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