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Editor’s choice: The best of the bestsellers

Detail from the cover of The Son by Philipp Meyer

The Globe's Book editors reveal their select list of the week's top titles:

1. And the Mountains Echoed By Khaled Hosseini (Viking Canada, $30)

2. Joyland By Stephen King (Hard Case Crime, $12.95)

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Who says everything's online these days? Stephen King has decreed that his new novel, a house-of-horrors romp set in a 1970s amusement park, is to be available only as a good old-fashioned book made of paper. And the sales numbers suggest it's a smart strategy.

3. 419 By Will Ferguson (Penguin Canada, $20)

4. The Spark By Kristine Barnett (Random House Canada, $29.95)

5. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls By David Sedaris (Little, Brown, $30)

6. The Rosie Project By Graeme Simison (HarperCollins, $19.99)

7. Wild By Cheryl Strayed (Vintage, $18.95)

She hit rock bottom and then she hit the trail – the Pacific Crest Trail. Cheryl Strayed's thousand-mile journey in the wake of her destroyed marriage and mother's death is told with grit and humour. Look, Nick Hornby liked it. What more do you want?

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8. The Orphan Master's Son By Adam Johnson (Random House, $18)

9. The Son By Philipp Meyer (Ecco, $29.99)

Reviewed in this edition of Globe Books, Philipp Meyer's The Son is a Western that transcends its genre. "While it is an undeniably American book, it reaches far beyond those borders, becoming instead a thoroughly universal story of the darker powers at work in our hearts."

10. Transatlantic By Colum McCann (HarperCollins, $29.99)

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