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Writers: Get thee behind me, envy!

Sarah Manguso, a writer herself, talks about writerly envy in the Jan. 29 issue of the New York Times Book Review. She says writers are known to suffer from the envy of money, of accolades, of publication in this or that place. That’s in relation to other writers, of course.

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Jan. 31, 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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Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis And The Confederate Civil War by James M. McPherson. (Penguin) Putting aside his own professed sympathies with the Union side, the author examines the Confederate leader, who is often portrayed as the static foil to Abraham Lincoln. In McPherson’s telling, Davis emerges as a leader deeply involved in the Confederate military strategy and fiercely committed to the secessionist cause.

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Best-sellers

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

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Best-sellers

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