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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Feb. 7, 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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Author explores family skeletons in 'Family Tree'

On Jan. 22, 1912, three men and a woman were lynched in Hamilton, Ga.. The four, all African-American, were taken from jail cells where they were awaiting trial for allegedly having killed a local bachelor. They were marched through the night to a tree by Friendship Baptist Church and killed. It was well after dark, but the sounds of the mob, the gunfire and the screams of the victims woke children in nearby houses.

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