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July 21st, 2013 Los Angeles Times Bestsellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman returns to the top spot in the Fiction Category followed by Inferno by Dan Brown, and displacing last week's champion And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini down to number three.  There were no newcomers on the Fiction list this week.  On the NonFiction list, Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris held steady with Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg and the Eleven Rings of Phil Jackson remaining in the second and third slots as last week, followed by the impressive debut of William Shakespeare's Star Wars  by Ian Doescher at number four. Ava Garnder's autobiography Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversation (with Peter Evans)  is also new this week, debuting in the seven slot, led by Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken at six, which marks its 110th week on this list.

Los Angeles Times Best Sellers

Hardcover Fiction

1. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman 

2. Inferno by Dan Brown 

3. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

4. Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen

5. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn  

6. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

7. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer 

8. Wonder by R.J. Palacio  

9. The Son by Philpp Meyer 

10. TransAtlantic by Colum McCann   

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris

2. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

3. Eleven Rings by Phil Jackson  

4. William Shakespeare's Star Wars  by Ian Doescher 

5. The One Thing by Gerry Keller 

6. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand   

7. Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversation by Ava Gardner and Peter Evans  

8. Sleepless in Hollywood by Lynda Obst 

9. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

10. Happy Happy Happy by Mark Schlaback and Phil Robertson

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