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Casting Oscar; foundry creates each statuette as work of art

By MICHAEL HILL
The Associated Press<

ROCK TAVERN, N.Y. - Every Oscar fist-pumped or tearfully cradled by Academy Award winners is first cast, buffed and fussed over at a foundry far … Full story    

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Best seller list

Hardcover Fiction

1. "Norse Mythology", Neil Gaiman

2. "The Underground Railroad", Colson Whitehead

3. "A Gentleman in Moscow", Amor Towles

4. "Commonwealth", Ann Patchett

5. "The Whistler", John Grisham

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. "Hillbilly Elegy", J.D. Vance

2. "The Hidden Life of Trees", Peter Wohlleben

3. "The Undoing Project", Michael Lewis

4. "The Book of Joy", The Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu

5. "Killing the Rising Sun", Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard

Trade Paperback Fiction

1. "A Man Called Ove", Fredrik Backman

2. "A Dog's Purpose", W. Bruce Cameron

3. "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry", Fredrik Backman

4. "The Handmaid's Tale", Margaret Atwood

5. "Britt-Marie Was Here", Fredrik Backman

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

1. "Hidden Figures", Margot Lee Shetterly

2. "Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right", Jane Mayer

3. "You Are a Badass", Jen Sincero

4. "Furiously Happy", Jenny Lawson

5. "We Should All Be Feminists", Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Indie Best-seller List is based on reporting from hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For an independent bookstore near you, visit www.IndieBound.org.