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3 The Fifty-Year Mission by Edward Gross and Mark A. A ltman (Thomas Dunne Books, non-fiction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT IT’S ABOUT: This first in a two-book oral history of Star Trek covers the first 25 years of the sci-fi franchise; volume two is due Aug. 30. THE BUZZ: One of a number of books being published to mark the 50th anniversary of Star Trek ’s bold entry into the TV universe. 1 First Comes Love by Emily Giffin (Ballantine, fiction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Two sisters in their 30s try to find their way back to each other in the wake of afamily tragedy that divides them. THE BUZZ: Best-selling author Gi n will do a live video chat with USA TODAY Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m PT. (Visit BOOKS New and noteworthy David Bowie released The R ise and Fall o f Ziggy Stardust and t he Spiders F rom Mars in 1972. 4 On Bowie by Rob Sheffield (Dey St., non-fiction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT IT’S ABOUT: She eld, a Rolling Stone columnist and David Bowie fan, explores the late rock icon’s legacy. THE BUZZ: She eld also is author of the popular book Love Is a Mix Tape . 2 The Games: A Private Novel by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan (Little, Brown, fiction, on sale Monday) W HAT IT’S ABOUT: Can Jack Morgan save the day when b odies begin to turn up in Rio as a ruthless under- w orld tries to d isrupt the O lympics before t he opening c eremony? THE BUZZ: The timing of this thriller is no accident; the Summer Olympic Games open in Rio on Aug. 5. 5 A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams (William Morrow, fiction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Set in the Roaring 1920s a la F. Scott Fitzgerald, this gossipy n ovel has a love triangle, a murder and the “trial of the century.” THE BUZZ: It’s an Indie Next pick of independent booksellers. “Simply exquisite,” says Dawn Rennert of the Concord Bookshop in Concord, Mass. USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the h ottest books on sale each week. Williams She eld Gross, top, and Altman GIFFIN BY EMMANUELLE CHOUSSY; SHEFFIELD BY MARISA BETTENCOURT; PATTERSON BY DAVID BURNETT; GROSS BY STEVE WILKIE, SYFY; WILLIAMS BY MARILYN ROOS Gi n Patterson The Enterprise crew: Uhura (Nichelle Nichols), “Bones” McCoy, (DeForest Kelley) Capt. James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and Spock (Leonard Nimoy) set o on their voyage nearly 50 years ago. USA TODAY—ASBURYPARKPRESS SUNDAY,JUNE26,2016 E1 5U THE REST 11 8 A fter You /Jojo Moyes I n this sequel to “Me Before You,” grieving caretaker Louisa Clark looks for happiness (F) (E) Pamela Dorman Books 12 10 T he Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle /R.Riordan Y outh: Apollo has to learn how to survive as a mortal teenage boy in New York City(F) (H) Disney-Hyperion 13 4 T he Nightingale /Kristin Hannah H istorical fi ction about the choices two sisters must make in Nazi-occupied France (F) (E) St. Martin’s Press 14 11 The Girl on the Train /Paula HawkinsPsychological thriller about the disappearance of a young married woman (F) (H) Riverhead 15 12 B efore the Fall /Noah Hawley A painter and the 4-year-old heir of a wealthy media family are the only survivors of a plane crash (F) (E) G rand Central Publishing 16 18 The BFG /Roald DahlSophie is snatched from her orphanage bed by the BFG — Big Friendly Giant — and adventure ensues (F) (P) Pu n 17 7 Oh, the Places You’ll Go! /Dr. SeussDr. Seuss’ advice on life is a favorite for graduations (F) (H) Random House 18 13 The Emperor’s Revenge /Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon investigate a bank heist; 11th in series (F) (H) G.P. Putnam’s Sons 19 16 The Last Mile /David BaldacciAmos Decker looks into a case with similarities to his own lifewhen a convicted killer on Death Row gets a reprieve after another man confesses to the crime (F) (H) Grand Central Publishing 20 — Fearless In Love /Bella Andre, Jennifer SkullyBillionaire Matt Tremont seemingly has it all, except love; third in series (F) (E) Maverick Oak Press, LLC 21 — B arkskins /Annie Proulx A centuries — and generations — spanning epic about the timber trade (F) (E) Scribner 22 14 Zoo 2 /James PattersonHumans are mutating into a savage species to take on the violent animal siege; second in series (F) (P) Little, Brown 23 — Dominance Never Dies /Lexi BlakeCase and Mia, searching for Case’s missing brother, fight their attraction; 11th in series (F) (E) DLZ Entertainment 24 25 AMan Called Ove /Fredrik BackmanAman finds his solitary world shattered when a young family moves in next door (F) (P) Washington Square Press 25 15 15th Affair /James Patterson, Maxine PaetroLindsay Boxer tracks awomanwho disappears from the scene of a brutal murder(F) (E) Little, Brown 26 51 Hamilton: The Revolution /Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter Acompanion volume to the smash Broadway musical about Alexander Hamilton, by the show’s creator and star (NF) (H) Grand Central Publishing 27 26 Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Ransom Riggs J acob, 16, discovers the crumbling ruins of an old home that may still be inhabited (F) (P) Quirk Books 28 — Windfallen /Jojo MoyesTwo women, separated by years, find magic and solace in an art deco house on the English seaside (F) (E) Avon 29 17 The Weekenders /Mary Kay AndrewsRiley Griggs’ life takes a mysterious turn when her estranged husband is murdered (F) (E) St. Martin’s Press 30 9 The House of Secrets /Brad Meltzer, Tod GoldbergFirst in series featuring Hazel Nash, the grown daughter of Jack Nash, host of America’s favorite conspiracy TVshow, “The House of Secrets” (F) (H) Grand Central Publishing 31 44 The Contract /Melanie MorelandKatharine Elliott’s boss, a man she loathes, asks her to pose as his fiancée (F) (E) Enchanted Publications 32 — Allegiance of Honor /Nalini SinghFantasy: The Psy, humans and changelings are at a crossroads; 18th in series (F) (E) Berkley 33 21 T he Last Star /Rick YanceyYouth: Cassie and her comrades ready for one final battle with the invading Others, final in trilogy (F) (H) G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers 34 27 Return to the Isle of the Lost /Melissa de la CruzYouth: Mal and her friends Evie, Carlos and Jay receive threatening messages demanding they return home; second in series (F) (H) Disney-Hyperion 35 — The Lighthouse /P.D. JamesCommander Adam Dalgliesh is on the case when a distinguished visitor to Combe Island is bizarrely murdered (F) (E) Vintage 36 — Lucky Us /Amy BloomTwo half-sisters drive across 1940s America in search of fame and fortune (F) (E) Random House 37 68 Sweetbitter /Stephanie DanlerAyear in the life of Tess, a newcomer to New York City,set in the restaurant where she works (F) (E) Knopf 38 5 Dishonorable Intentions /Stuart WoodsStone Barrington gets a new adversary when he and his latest lady friend are pursued by her ex-husband; 3 8th in series (F) (E) G.P. Putnam’s Sons 39 — Before I Go To Sleep /S.J. WatsonAwoman who loses her memories every time she falls asleep searches for answers (F) (E) Harper 40 29 The Collector /Nora RobertsAyoung novelist witnesses a murder and is sucked into the case by the victim’s bachelor brother (F) (H) Jove 41 33 Cross Justice /James PattersonAlex Cross returns to his North Carolina hometown and is drawn into a murder case (F) (P) Grand Central Publishing 42 41 When Breath Becomes Air /Paul KalanithiAn essay by the late neurosurgeon confronting his terminal illness,now expanded into a book (NF) (H) Random House 43 28 A ll Summer Long /Dorothea Benton Frank A couple tries to balance opposite interests while preparing for a move to South Carolina (F) (H) William Morrow 44 35 S trengthsFinder 2.0 /Tom Rath L ifetime strategies for using your talents (NF) (H) Gallup 45 — C lapton /Eric Clapton M emoir: Superstar guitarist tells of survival in rock ’n’roll (NF) (E) Three Rivers Press 46 36 T he Nest /Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney A dult siblings face a crisis when their inherited trust fund is endangered by their older brother(F) (E) Ecco 47 50 All the Light We Cannot See /Anthony DoerrThe lives of a blind girl in France and a member of the Hitler Youth during World War II (F) (H) Scribner 48 58 M odern Lovers /Emma Straub L ife gets complicated for former band mateswhen their kids grow up and start sleeping together (F) (E) Riverhead 49 47 The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up /M. Kondo S ubtitle: “The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” (NF) (H) Ten Speed Press 50 — Every Little Step: My Story /Bobby Brown with Nick Chiles The singer talks about his marriage to Whitney Houston, as well as the death of their daughter, Bobbi Kristina (NF) (H) Dey Street Books The book list appears every Thursday. For each title, the format and publisher listed are for the best-selling version of that title this week. Reporting outlets include, Amazon Kindle, Barnes &, Barnes & Noble Inc., Barnes & Noble e-books,, Books-A-Million, Costco, Hudson Booksellers, Joseph-Beth Booksellers (Lexington, Ky.; Cincinnati, Charlotte, Cleveland, Pittsburgh), Kobo, Inc., Powell's Books (Portland, Ore.),, R.J. Julia Booksellers (Madison, Conn.), Schuler Books & Music (Grand Rapids, Okemos, Eastwood, Alpine, Mich.), Sony Reader Store, Target, Tattered Cover Book Store (Denver). THE TOP 10 1 — Bay of Sighs Nora Roberts After bringing the guardians to the island of Capri, traveler Sawyer King is drawn to the mermaid Annika(F) (E) Berkley 2 — Foreign Agent Brad Thor The CIA calls on former Navy SEAL Scot Harvath as terrorism spins out of control in Europe (F) (E) Atria/Emily Bestler Books 3 2 Me Before You Jojo Moyes An unlikely love story in which a young local woman helps care for a 35-year-old quadriplegic (F) (P) Penguin 4 — Here’s to Us Elin Hilderbrand After the untimely death of celebrity chef Deacon Thorpe, the women in his life gather to say goodbye (F) (E) Little, Brown 5 1 End of Watch Stephen King Brady Hartsfield, aka the Mr. Mercedes killer, is back in the final volume of King’s noir trilogy(F) (H) Scribner 6 — Tom Clancy Duty and Honor Grant Blackwood After thwarting an attack, Jack Ryan Jr. sets out to find who wants him dead and why (F) (E) G.P. Putnam’s Sons 7 6 Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies: The Patriots David Fisher Companion to docudrama that looks at the Revolutionary War through the lives of its leaders (F) (H) Henry Holt and Co. 8 20 Alexander Hamilton Ron Chernow Bio of first treasury secretary: Maker of friends and enemies (NF) (P) The Penguin Press 9 — The Girls Emma Cline I n 1969, a teenage girl is seduced into a dangerous cult by an older girl(F) (E) Random House 10 3 Cross Kill James Patterson Alex Cross watched killer Gary Soneji die, then sees Soneji kill his partner; part of Alex Cross series (F) (P) Little, Brown nn Rank this week nn Rank last week(F) Fiction(NF) Non-fiction(P) Paperback(H)Hardcover(E) E-book Publisher in italics BOOKLIST.USATODAY.COM WHAT AMERICA’S READING® ‘Hamilton’ bump: While on vacation back in 2008, Lin-Manuel Miranda was inspired to pick up Ron Chernow’s book Alexander Hamilton , and the rest, as they say, is history. The biography inspired a little Broadway musical called Hamilton . Now, 11 Tony Awards later, Chernow’s book zooms up USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list to No. 8, its highest ranking ever. Also benefiting from a post-Tonys glow is Hamilton: The Revolution , a companion volume to the show by Manuel and Jeremy McCarter. It’s back in the top 50 at No. 26. Chernow’s book w as an instant best seller back in 2004. Late last year, Alexa nder Hamilton had a resurgence, returning to the top 50 in November thanks to the Broadway smash. It’s been in the top 40 since May. As for Hamilton: The Revolution , there are now more t han 500,000 copies in print — enough to meet consumer demand. The co ee table-style b ook landed at No. 3 on April 21, b ut copies immediately sold out. Acult hit: Emma Cline’s fascination with Charles Manson —and the female acolytes who surrounded him — has translated i nto a USA TODAY best seller. H er debut novel, The Girls , about a14-year-old girl drawn into a cult in 1969 California, lands at No. 9. The critical response t o the much- h yped book has b een decidedly mixed. USA TODAY gave it eeg out of four (“in the end, it’s an exercise that f eels empty”), and The New York Times ’ reviewer also was left disappointed (“her book simply collapses”); Entertainment Weekly , however, gave The Girls an “A.” Jocelyn McClurg BOOK BUZZ NEW ON THE LIST AND IN PUBLISHING

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