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‘Mississippi Blood’ a spectacular finish to Natchez Burning trilogy

In 2014, three years after surviving a near-fatal auto accident, Greg Iles returned to fiction in high style with “Natchez Burning,” a brooding crime novel rooted in the tragic racial history of the American South. One year later, Iles published “The Bone Tree,” a continuation that moved the narrative forward into dark and disturbing new territory. Now, in “Mississippi Blood,” Iles concludes one of the longest, most successfully sustained works of popular fiction in recent memory.

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Best-sellers

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Best-sellers

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, March 19, 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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Book review: 'Children of Eden'

Internet phenomenon and YouTube personality Joey Graceffa has been telling stories in his videos for several years. He is the author of a memoir "In Real Life," and now a teen novel, "Children of Eden" (Keywords Press).

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Misty Copeland talks about food, shyness and her 'Ballerina Body'

Misty Copeland's remarkable story is the sort you can imagine depicted by a skilled novelist; her life, in the words of a 2015 "60 Minutes" report, is "the embodiment of the American dream." Growing up as one of six children in an often-struggling Southern California family, she lived for some time with her mother and siblings in two rooms in a highwayside motel. At the Boys & Girls Club gym one day, a teacher noticed something distinctive in the tiny, quiet 13-year-old's movements, and suggested a ballet class.

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Pressure cook your way to 'Flavortown' with Guy Fieri

When celebrity restaurateur Guy Fieri isn't going "off the hook" or "out of bounds" during travels for his Food Network show "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives," he's in an apron at his Santa Rosa home, cooking for his family. At least, that's what he tells us in the introduction to his sixth cookbook, "Guy Fieri Family Food: Kitchen Tested, Home Approved," which offers 125 "real deal" recipes.

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Top recruit Mohamed Bamba talks about his bond with Quade Green

Top uncommitted basketball recruit Mohamed Bamba talks about his relationship with UK signee Quade Green, a former AAU teammate. They're both at the McDonald's All-American Game this week.
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Top recruit Mohamed Bamba talks about his bond with Quade Green 1:54

Top recruit Mohamed Bamba talks about his bond with Quade Green

Next UK point guard Quade Green: We're getting our chemistry right early 3:37

Next UK point guard Quade Green: We're getting our chemistry right early

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Surveillance video of burglary at laundromat

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Gov. Bevin speaks out against child abuse