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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, March 22, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2015, The Nielsen Co.

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Folio Prize goes to 'Family Life' by Ahkil Sharma

Akhil Sharma's novel "Family Life" has won the 2015 Folio Prize, which will be presented Monday night in London. The prize, worth close to $60,000, is given to a work of fiction written in English from anywhere in the world that is published in Britain during the given year.

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McGuane peels apart family bonds in 'Crow Fair'

Thomas McGuane is a storyteller, and he just can't resist a good laugh. Discussing how life is inherently absurd - a theme that runs through much of his work - he asks, "What do you think a Martian would think if he saw people having sex?" and then launches into a tale about how his Irish Catholic mother explained sex to him when he was about 6 years old, after they'd seen saw two dogs mating outside the grocery store.

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