Bestseller List for August 9, 2017
    Based on sales for the week ending August 6, 2017
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    1. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
    Neil deGrasse Tyson, Norton, $18.95, 9780393609394
    What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and bestselling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.
    2. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
    Al Franken, Twelve, $28.00, 9781455540419
    Franken takes his army of loyal fans along with him from Saturday Night Live to the campaign trail, inside the halls of Congress, and behind the scenes of some of the most dramatic and/or hilarious moments of his new career in politics.
    3. Hillbilly Elegy
    J.D. Vance, Harper, $27.99, 9780062300546
    By a former Marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class.
    4. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
    Mark Manson, HarperOne, $24.99, 9780062457714
    Superstar blogger Manson shows us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.
    5. Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002)
    David Sedaris, Little Brown, $28.00, 9780316154727
    Theft by Finding proves that Sedaris is one of our great modern observers. It's a potent reminder that when you're as perceptive and curious as Sedaris, there's no such thing as a boring day.
    6. Devil's Bargain
    Joshua Green, Penguin Press, $27.00, 9780735225022
    Green's revealing inside story of the partnership between Steve Bannon and Donald Trump.
    7. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
    Sherman Alexie, Little Brown, $28.00, 9780316270755
    Alexie's deeply moving memoir about family, love, loss, and forgiveness.
    8. Make Your Bed
    William H. McRaven, Grand Central, $18.00, 9781455570249
    McRaven's book provides simple wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more, even in life's darkest moments.
    9. Killers of the Flower Moon
    David Grann, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385534246
    Grann's twisting and haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history is a May 2017 Indie Next List Great Read.
    10. The Hidden Life of Trees
    Peter Wohlleben, Greystone Books, $24.95, 9781771642484
    After reading Wohlleben's fascinating book about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same. A September 2016 Indie Next List Great Read.
    11. Get Your Sh*t Together
    Sarah Knight, Little Brown, $18.99, 9780316505079
    Knight's no-holds-barred guide to cutting through the cycle of self-sabotage to get happy and stay that way.
    12. Hue 1968
    Mark Bowden, Atlantic Monthly Press, $30.00, 9780802127006
    Bowden's latest book is the story of the centerpiece of the Tet Offensive and a turning point in the American war in Vietnam.
    13. Option B
    Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant, Knopf, $25.95, 9781524732684
    By the bestselling authors of Lean In and Originals: a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life's inevitable setbacks.
    14. The Book of Joy
    The Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Avery, $26.00, 9780399185045
    In this unique collaboration, the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu offer a reflection on lives filled with pain and turmoil, in the midst of which they discovered a level of peace, courage, and joy that we can all aspire to.
    15. Conscience of a Conservative: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle- Debut
    Jeff Flake, Random House, $27.00, 9780399592911
    Republican Senator Jeff Flake takes his party to task for embracing nationalism, populism, xenophobia, and the anomalous Trump presidency.

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