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Rankings for hardcover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected bookstores:

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1. "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous," by Ocean Vuong (Penguin Press: $26) A son in his late 20s writes a letter to his mother who cannot read, unearthing a family's history rooted in Vietnam.

2. "Dog Man: Fetch-22," by Dav Pilkey (Graphix : $12.99) Petey the Cat is out of jail while Li'l Petey struggles to find good in the world.

3. "The Dutch House," by Ann Patchett (Harper: $27.99) The lives of a brother and sister are changed when a stepmother enters their family.

4. "Trust Exercise," by Susan Choi (Holt: $27) The attentions of a charismatic teacher interrupt the first love between high school students.

5. "The Topeka School," by Ben Lerner (FSG: $27) A high school debate in 1990s Kansas explains the present.

6. "Where the Crawdads Sing," by Delia Owens (G.P Putnam's Sons: $26) A young woman living on her own in the coastal marshes of North Carolina becomes a murder suspect.

7. "The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse," by Charlie Mackesy (HarperOne: $22.99) A modern fable explores life's universal lessons.

8. "Such a Fun Age," by Reid Kiley (G.P Putnam's Sons: $26) A young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a connection that threatens to undo them both.

9. "Normal People," by Sally Rooney (Hogarth: $26) A high school star athlete and a loner connect while attending Trinity College in Dublin.

10. "The Water Dancer," by Ta-Nehisi Coates (One World: $28) A gifted young man with mysterious powers becomes part of a war between slavers and the enslaved.

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