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Best-selling books around Boston


1. The Marriage Plot. By Jeffrey Eugenides. FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX.

2. Death Comes to Pemberley. By P.D. James. KNOPF.

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3. 1Q84. By Haruki Murakami. KNOPF.

4. The Sense of an Ending. By Julian Barnes. KNOPF.

5. The Paris Wife. By Paula McLain. BALLANTINE.

6. (tie) State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. HARPER.

6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 6: Cabin Fever. By Jeff Kinney. HARRY N. ABRAMS.

8. Mockingjay. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.

9. Catching Fire. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.

10. Caleb’s Crossing. By Geraldine Brooks. VIKING.


1. Thinking Fast and Slow. By Daniel Kahneman. FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX.

2. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? By Mindy Kaling. CROWN ARCHETYPE.

3. Blue Nights. By Joan Didion. KNOPF.

4. Arguably. By Christopher Hitchens. TWELVE.

5. (tie) Steve Jobs. By Walter Isaacson. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

5. Plenty. By Yotam Ottolenghi. CHRONICLE.

7. (tie) The Swerve. By Stephen Greenblatt. W.W. NORTON.

7. Boomerang. By Michael Lewis. W.W. NORTON.

9. A History of the World in 100 Objects. By Neil MacGregor. VIKING.

10. Catherine the Great. By Robert K. Massie. RANDOM HOUSE.


1. The Tiger’s Wife. By Téa Obreht. RANDOM HOUSE.

2. Swamplandia. By Karen Russell. VINTAGE.

3. The Help. By Kathryn Stockett. BERKLEY.

4. A Visit from the Goon Squad. By Jennifer Egan. ANCHOR.

5. Best American Short Stories 2011. Edited by Geraldine Brooks and Heidi Pitlor. MARINER.

6. The Hunger Games. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.

7. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. By Stieg Larsson. VINTAGE.

8. The House at Tyneford. By Natasha Solomons. PLUME.

9. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. By John le Carre. PENGUIN.

10. The Odyssey. Homer, Robert Fitzgerald and D. S. Carne-Ross. FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX.


1. The Hare with Amber Eyes. By Edmund de Waal. PICADOR.

2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. By Rebecca Skloot. BROADWAY.

3. Cleopatra: A Life. By Stacy Schiff. BACK BAY.

4. (tie) The Warmth of Other Suns. By Isabel Wilkerson. VINTAGE.

4. Unlikely Friendships. By Jennifer S. Holland. WORKMAN.

6. The Emperor of All Maladies. By Siddhartha Mukherjee. SCRIBNER.

7. (tie) F in Exams. By Richard Benson. CHRONICLE.

7. Organize your Mind, Organize Your Life. By Margaret Moore and Paul Hammerness. HARLEQUIN.

7. The Happiness Project. By Gretchen Rubin. HARPER PERENNIAL.

7. The Year of Living Biblically. By A.J. Jacobs. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

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