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This week's bestsellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, June 5, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2021 NPD Group.

(Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2021, PWxyz LLC.)

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. "Golden Girl" by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown) Last week: —

2. "Malibu Rising: A Novel" by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Ballantine) Last week: —

3. "The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel" by Laura Dave (Simon & Schuster) Last week: 3

4. "Sooley: A Novel" by John Grisham (Doubleday) Last week: 2

5. "Legacy: A Novel" by Nora Roberts (St. Martin's) Last week: 1

6. "The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig (Viking) Last week: 6

7. "Project Hail Mary" by Andy Weir (Ballantine) Last week: 4

8. "The Other Black Girl: A Novel" by Zakiya Dalila Harris (Atria) Last week: —

9. "The Four Winds: A Novel" by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s) Last week: 11

10. "21st Birthday (Women's Murder Club, 21)" by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown) Last week: 8

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. "Killing the Mob: The Fight Against Organized Crime in America" by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (St. Martin's) Last week: 3

2. "How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America" by Clint Smith (Little, Brown) Last week: —

3. "What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing" by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey (Flatiron/Oprah) Last week: 4

4. "After the Fall: Being American in the World We've Made" by Ben Rhodes (Random House) Last week: —

5. "Greenlights" by Matthew McConaughey (Crown) Last week: 6

6. "The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays On A Human-Centered Planet (Signed Edition)" by John Green (Dutton) Last week: 3

7. "The Premonition: A Pandemic Story" by Michael Lewis (Norton) Last week: 10

8. "The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country" by Amanda Gorman (Viking) Last week: 5

9. "The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War" by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown) Last week: 11

10. "Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service" by Carol Leonnig (Random House) Last week: 9

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