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1 IT ENDS WITH US (Atria, $16.99). By Colleen Hoover. A woman questions her relationship with a commitment-phobic partner when her old flame shows up.

2 THE SEVEN HUSBAND OF EVELYN HUGO (Washington Square press, $17). By Taylor Jenkins Reid. A Hollywood icon tells the story of her glamorous life to a young reporter, and both discover the cost of fame.

3 THE GIRL (Ballantine, $18). By Nita Prose. A hotel maid cleaning a room finds a dead body and becomes the prime suspect of murder.

4 IT STARTS WITH US (Atria, $17.99). By Colleen Hoover. After separating from her abusive husband, a woman considers whether to rekindle her first love.

5 DAISY JONES & THE SIX (Ballantine, $17). By Taylor Jenkins Reid. A singer and her band look back on their time as one of the most iconic rock groups of the 1970s.

6 THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB (Penguin, $17). By Richard Osman. Four over-70s join forces to catch a killer.

7 HEART BONES (Atria, $17.99). By Colleen Hoover. A summer fling between two young adults from different backgrounds turns out to be a little more than they bargained for.

8 TRUTH (Grand Central, $16.99). By Colleen Hoover. A writer hired to complete the manuscript of an incapacitated best-selling author uncovers disturbing secrets.

9 CLOUD COAT COUNTRY (Scribner, $20). By Anthony Doerr. An ancient story survives millennia, managed by young people in the past, present and future.

10 THE SONG OF ACHILLES (Eco, $17.99). By Madeline Miller. The legend of Achilles retold through the lens of his friend Patroclus.

1 SWEETGRASS BRAIDING: NATIVE WISDOM, SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE AND THE TEACHINGS OF PLANTS (Milkweed editions, $18). By Robin Wall Kimmerer. Essays by an Indigenous scientist offer lessons in mutual consciousness between humans and plants.

2 ALL ABOUT LOVE (Tomorrow, $15.99). By bell hooks. The first part of the feminist trilogy “Love Song to the Nation” sees compassion as a form of love.

3 THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE (Penguin, $19). By Bessel van der Kolk. A scientific look at how trauma can reshape a person’s body and brain.

4 THESE PRECIOUS DAYS (Harper Perennial, $18). By Ann Patchett. Essays by the bestselling author highlight key relationships in her life.

5 THE NINE YEARS (Penguin, $18). By Chuck Klosterman. A look at the cultural history of the nineties.

6 THE REPORT OF 6 JANUARY (Harper paperbacks, $19.99). By the House Jan. 6 committee. The official report on the congressional investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, with a cross by Ari Melber.

7 THE FOUR AGREEMENTS (Amber Allen, $12.95). By Don Miguel Ruiz. The self-help classic reveals four principles for a happier life.

8 DOPAMINE NATION (Dutton, $18). By Anna Lembke. A psychiatrist explains how to avoid overconsumption by balancing pleasure with pain.

9 “YOU JUST NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT”: AND 19 OTHER MYTHS ABOUT FAT PEOPLE (Beacon press, $15.95). By Aubrey Gordon. Falsehoods about fatness are debunked and reformulated to include tolerance for people of all sizes.

10 STOLEN FOCUS (Crown, $18). By Johann Harry. An exploration of why we lose our ability to pay attention and how to fix it.

The rankings reflect sales for the week ending February 5. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from the American Booksellers Association, the trade association for independent booksellers in the United States, and indiebound.org. Copyright 2023 American Booksellers Association. (The bestseller lists alternate between hardcover and paperback each week.)

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