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Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

Books

Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

Books

This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, June 10, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.

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Books were good to Anthony Bourdain. But TV was even better

"I was never sitting in a garret struggling over an unpublished manuscript," Anthony Bourdain once told me about how he got started as a writer. As he chronicled in his best-selling gonzo memoir "Kitchen Confidential," he was a chef in New York with excess appetites (food, booze, drugs) and a great gift for storytelling.

Books

Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

Books

Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

Books

Book delves into intriguing, misunderstood, maddening mind of Idaho-born Ezra Pound

Daniel Swift is interested in Ezra Pound, as were poets Robert Lowell, T.S. Eliot, John Berryman and William Carlos Williams. And the Idaho literati should understand the importance of Pound, once William Butler Yeats’ assistant, because he was born in Hailey. But how did a kid from Idaho become one of the most misunderstood (he was pro-fascist and an anti-Semite) and important literary figures of the 20th century?

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, June 3, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.

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A short and satisfying summer books preview

There are a couple of times of year when colleagues start casually stopping by my office to chat about books. It would happen more often if I weren't on a different floor than many of them – and also, it's not just casual talk. Come June, they're looking for something good and fun to read when they finally get to take a break – a vacation, a trip with the family, head to the beach or pool or campground or even the just backyard. Summer is when many of us get a chance to settle in with a book, something that might provide a bit of escape. Here are 16 books to look forward to – and a few that are already out, if you're ready to get started on your summer reading.

Witness video shows flames of I-84 crash

A witness recorded the fire from the crash on I-84 beneath the Cloverdale overpass Saturday night.