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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, July 17, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2016, The Nielsen Co.

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11 fall books we can't wait to read

I am not one to wish away the summer, but between the release of the beach blockbusters and the fall literary season, there's a bit of a drought in the fresh-reads category. I'm going to fast-forward the calendar and tell you about 11 fall books I'm looking forward to. Between Bruce Springsteen's new memoir and Maria Semple's latest Seattle sendup, it's going to be hard to wait:

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'Ingredienti' to a good life

When Marcella Hazan died in 2013, the legendary cookbook author left us with a short stack of books, most notably her "Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking" (also legendary), and a legacy. Born in Emilia-Romagna in 1924, Hazan pretty much introduced America to traditional Italian home cooking. She also left her husband (of nearly six decades) and collaborator Victor a collection of notebooks, filled with handwritten pages, in Italian, about the ingredients she'd used over her long career. Artichokes and onions, tomatoes and zucchini, lard and pancetta and salt. Victor translated those notes and made them into a final book, called "Ingredienti" - a kind of posthumous grocery list.

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Best-sellers

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

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Best-sellers

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

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Unique wins Ulit poetry slam-off

Slam Ulit is Kansas City's only recognized slam poetry team. They will compete in the National Poetry Slam this year for the second year in a row.
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Unique wins Ulit poetry slam-off

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KC author Whitney Terrell on his new novel, 'The Good Lieutenant'

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Children's book features Kansas City

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