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HARDCOVER

FICTION

1. Dear Life. By Alice Munro. KNOPF.

2. Flight Behavior. By Barbara Kingsolver. HARPER.

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3. The Round House. By Louise Erdrich. HARPER.

4. This is How You Lose Her. By Junot Diaz. RIVERHEAD.

5. The Racketeer. By John Grisham. DOUBLEDAY.

6. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.

7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel. By Jeff Kinney.
HARRY N.
ABRAMS.

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8. Live By Night. By Dennis Lehane. WILLIAM MORROW.

9. Sweet Tooth. By Ian McEwan. NAN A.TALESE.

10. The Casual Vacancy. By J.K. Rowling. LITTLE, BROWN AND
COMPANY.

NONFICTION

1. Thomas Jefferson. By Jon Meacham. RANDOM HOUSE.

2. Barefoot Contessa: Foolproof. By Ina Garten. CLARKSON POTTER.

3. Help, Thanks, Wow. By Anne Lamott. RIVERHEAD.

4. (tie) Killing Kennedy. By Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard.
HENRY HOLT.

4. The Patriarch. By David Nasaw. PENGUIN.

6. The Signal and the Noise. By Nate Silver. PENGUIN.

7. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. By Deb Perelman. KNOPF.

8. Behind the Beautiful Forevers. By Katherine Boo. RANDOM HOUSE.

9. Hallucinations. By Oliver Sacks. KNOPF.

10. Far From the Tree. By Andrew Solomon. SCRIBNER.

PAPERBACK

FICTION

1. Cloud Atlas. By David Mitchell. RANDOM HOUSE.

2. Life of Pi. By Yann Martel. MARINER.

3. State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. HARPER PERENNIAL.

4. The Marriage Plot. By Jeffrey Eugenides. PICADOR.

5. Rules of Civility. By Amor Towles. PENGUIN.

6. Wolf Hall. By Hilary Mantel. PICADOR.

7. (tie) The Best American Short Stories 2012. Edited by Tom Perrotta and Heidi Pitlor. MARINER.

7. Boston Noir 2: The Classics. Edited by Dennis Lehane, Mary Cotton, and Jaime Clarke. AKASHIC.

7. The Sense of an Ending. By Julian Barnes. VINTAGE.

10. Night Circus. By Erin Morgenstern. ANCHOR.

NONFICTION

1. Team of Rivals. By Doris Kearns Goodwin. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

2. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? By Mindy Kaling.
THREE RIVERS.

3. Proof of Heaven. By Eben Alexander. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

4. In the Garden of Beasts. By Erik Larson. BROADWAY.

5. The Swerve. By Stephen Greenblatt. W.W.NORTON.

6. F for Effort. By Richard Benson. CHRONICLE.

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

8. How to Write a Sentence and How to Read One. By Stanley Fish. HARPER.

9. Unlikely Friendships. By Jennifer Holland. WORKMAN.

10. Arguably. By Christopher Hitchens. TWELVE.

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