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This week: the days of steroid-free homers and aerial heroism (plus Edgar Allen Poe's other woman)

Our latest book reviews:

Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen, reviewed by Anne Kingston
One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson, reviewed by Brian Bethune
The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable: A True Tale of Passion, Poison & Pursuit by Carol Baxter, reviewed by Patricia Treble
Conversations With A Dead Man: The Legacy Of Duncan Campbell Scott, by Mark Abley, reviewed by Andrew Stobo Sniderman

This week’s bestsellers, compiled by Brian Bethune:FICTION
1. THE LUMINARIES Eleanor Catton  5 (3)*
2. THE ORENDA ?Joseph Boyden   3 (8)
3. SYCAMORE ROW?John Grisham (1)
4. WE ARE WATER Wally Lamb   (1)
5. BRIDGET JONES:?MAD ABOUT THE BOY Helen Fielding   4 (2)
6. JUST ONE EVIL ACT?Elizabeth George  2 (2)
7. DOCTOR SLEEP Stephen King  1 (6)
8. LONGBOURN? Jo Baker   7 (2)
9. MADDADDAM?Margaret Atwood   6 (10)
10. THE LOWLAND Jhumpa Lahiri   10 (6)NON-FICTION
1. AN ASTRONAUT’S GUIDE TO LIFE ON EARTH Chris Hadfield (1)
2. DAVID AND GOLIATH Malcolm Gladwell   2 (5)
3. ORR?Bobby Orr   1 (2)
4. I AM MALALA?Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb   3 (4)
5. THE WAR THAT ENDED PEACE Margaret MacMillan   (1)
6. KILLING JESUS Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard   6 (5)
7. ONE SUMMER Bill Bryson   5 (4)
8. THE MASSEY MURDER?Charlotte Gray   10 (8)
9. AMSTERDAM Russell Shorto   (1)
10. SI-COLOGY Si Robertson   9 (4)

*LAST WEEK (WEEKS ON LIST)

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