Marina Times – Marina Books Inc. Bestseller List

Hardcover Fiction

1. An Italian summer: a novelby Rebecca Serlé

2. The Parisian Apartment: a novelby Lucy Foley

3. Violeta: a novelby Isabelle Allende

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Hardcover Nonfiction

1. San Fransicko: Why Progressives Are Ruining Citiesby Michael Shellenberger

2. Crying in H Martby Michelle Zauner

3. On the sidelines: on the pleasures of reading and writingby Elena Ferrante

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pocket fiction

1. The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo: a novelby Taylor Jenkins

2. Circeby Madeline Miller

3. Woman on Fire: A Novelby Lisa Barr


Non-fiction in paperback

1. Talk to strangersby Malcolm Gladwell

2. Red Notice: A true story of high finance, murder and one man’s fight for justiceby Bill Browder

3. Neurodharma: New Science, Ancient Wisdom, and Seven Happiness Practicesby Rick Hanson



Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Wholeby Susan Cain

In her first adult book since the 2012 bestseller Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking, Cain explores how a bittersweet perspective can help people overcome individual and collective pain, while encouraging compassion and unity. Timely in its focus, this latest work by Cain presents an eloquent and compelling case for the transformative possibilities of embracing grief.

The candy house: a novelby Jennifer Egan

Egan returns to the fertile territory and characters of A visit from the Goon Squad with an electrifying, shape-shifting story that surpasses its Pulitzer-winning predecessor. Spinning through a myriad of viewpoints, narrative styles and divergent voices, Egan proves to be more insightful than an interpreter of the necessity of human connection, and her vision is as compelling as the technology she describes. This is Egan’s best to date.

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Sea of ​​Tranquility: A Novelby Emily St. John Mandel

From the author of the curiously uplifting postapocalyptic sensation station eleven, this gripping and imaginative tale involves a time traveler who must resist changing both the past and the future. Characters living centuries apart all have the same brief and confusing experience. What does this mean about the nature of time? Mandel bases his rich metaphysical speculation on small, beautifully observed human moments. Alternately playful, tragic and tender, not to be missed.

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