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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Nov. 12, 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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It's a 'Wonder' full life for R.J. Palacio

R.J. Palacio (pen name for writer Raquel Jaramillo) knows the exact moment she realized writing was in her future. As an assignment in her seventh grade English class, Palacio wrote a paper called "Time and the Sculpture."

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Mayo clinic releases book on whole-body wellness, complementary techniques

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A new Mayo Clinic book, "Mayo Clinic: The Integrative Guide to Good Health," is now available. This book highlights the importance of mental and spiritual wellness when maintaining an individual's overall health. Mayo Clinic's Brent Bauer, M.D., professor of General Internal Medicine; Cindy Kermott, M.D., assistant professor of Preventive Medicine; and Martha Millman, M.D., emeritus assistant professor of Preventive Medicine wrote the book, which addresses all aspects of health, including mind, body and spirit. These experts in integrative and preventive medicine explain what works when treating common ailments, including headaches, allergies and sprains. They also discuss what complementary techniques, such as aromatherapy, acupuncture and reflexology can enhance conventional medicine.

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In her sixth book for teens – 'Far From the Tree,' a National Book Award finalist – Robin Benway strikes at the heart

On a wall above Robin Benway's dining room table rest dozens of porcelain thimbles, each one housed in its own tiny curio-cabinet shelf. Her family brought them back as gifts for her grandmother from wherever they traveled; after she died, Benway said, she discovered that "inside each thimble is a little piece of paper with her handwriting that says who gave it to her and when." Benway wrote much of her latest YA novel, "Far From the Tree" beneath those mementos.

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Book review: 'Long Way Down,' will spark conversations about gun violence and loss

Parents need to know that "Long Way Down" is a novel in verse by National Book Award Finalist and New York Times Bestselling author Jason Reynolds that tells the story of an African-American teen boy at a crossroads. Determined to avenge his brother's death, Will takes his brother's gun out of their shared bedroom to kill the person he's certain is the murderer, but it's a long way down the elevator. The whole novel takes place in the span of the 60-second ride, as Will's past and "The Rules" he's learned about being tough flash before him. There are multiple incidents of gun violence, death, and grief recalled and described, some swearing (including "s--t" and "damn"), adult drinking, and some teen ghosts smoke cigarettes. Parents should be prepared to have conversations about grief, loss, gun violence, and how to make sound decisions.

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

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Nov. 5, 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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