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Reviews: Three memoirs about the end of life

Over the past 25 years or so, memoir writers have plumbed nearly every facet of life: traumatic childhood, coming of age, parenthood, divorce, parents' demise, siblings' demise, spouses' demise, battles with addiction, and, thank goodness, a host of less dire things. (Buying a fixer-upper in the south of France, say, or walking across Australia with some camels.)

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Best-sellers

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

Books

Best-sellers

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, Aug. 6, 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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Fans got meet George R.R. Martin, sit on the iron throne

MidAmeriCon II, a world science fiction and fantasy convention, brought authors, astronauts, costume creators, artists, role-playing gamers and more to the Kansas City Convention Center for five days. Fans got to meet George R.R. Martin, Hugo Award-winning author and creator of "Game of Thrones" Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.
Jill Toyoshiba The Kansas City Star
Fans got meet George R.R. Martin, sit on the iron throne 1:21

Fans got meet George R.R. Martin, sit on the iron throne

Unique wins Ulit poetry slam-off 2:40

Unique wins Ulit poetry slam-off

KC author Whitney Terrell on his new novel, 'The Good Lieutenant' 3:08

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

Children's book features Kansas City 1:04

Children's book features Kansas City