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Author champions extending mercy in an age of resistance

Anne Lamott is a longtime progressive whose politics don’t mesh well with the Trump administration. Her new book, “Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy,” she says, is not necessarily a reaction to current events, but it offers a different lens through which to view them.

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, April 23, 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: 'Olivia the Spy,' preschoolers learn about the dangers of eavesdropping in adorable tale

Parents need to know that Ian Falconer's "Olivia the Spy" is another winner in the picture book series starring an adorable pig who often appears in a red-and-white striped onesie and tends to get into typical kid trouble. This time, after making a few mistakes around the house, she hears her mom complaining about her on the phone and spies on her parents to hear more. Ultimately, she hears a part of a conversation that leads her to believe she's being sent to prison (her mom's actually taking her to the ballet as a surprise). It's a funny misunderstanding cleverly laid out, with a lesson not only for eavesdropping kids but also for complaining parents.

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Best-sellers

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Best-sellers

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

Books

This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, April 16, 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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