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June Reid has lost everyone she loves in one horrifying moment, but she's not the only one grieving. Bill Clegg's new novel tells of June's loss through the voices of those who know and encounter her.
In Just Mercy, attorney Bryan Stevenson recounts his efforts to defend the poor, the wrongly condemned and women and children trapped in the criminal justice system. It appears at No. 5.
In John Grisham's Gray Mountain, a New York City lawyer turned unpaid intern stumbles upon dangerous secrets in a small Appalachian community. It appears at No. 12.
In H is for Hawk, experienced falconer Helen Macdonald recounts her efforts to train a dangerous goshawk after her father dies. It appears at No. 8.
Debuting at No. 14, Lucia Berlin's A Manual for Cleaning Women finds moments of grace in cafeterias, laundromats and hotel dining rooms.
The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.
Paul Kingsnorth self-published The Wake, his tale of the 11th-century Norman conquest of England, written in a pastiche of Old and modern English — and was startled when it became a smash hit.