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HARDCOVER

FICTION

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

2. Dear Life. By Alice Munro. KNOPF.

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

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4. Flight Behavior. By Barbara Kingsolver. HARPER.

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5. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.

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

7. Bring Up the Bodies. By Hilary Mantel. HENRY HOLT.

8. The Black Box. By Michael Connelly. LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY.

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9. A Thousand Mornings. By Mary Oliver. PENGUIN.

10. Winter of the World. By Ken Follett. DUTTON.

NONFICTION

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

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

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

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

5. Buddy. By Brian McGrory. CROWN.

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

7. Marmee and Louisa. By Eve LaPlante. FREE.

8. I Could Pee on This. By Francesco Marciuliano. CHRONICLE.

9. When America First Met China. By Eric Jay Dolin. LIVERIGHT.

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

PAPERBACK

FICTION

1. Wolf Hall. By Hilary Mantel. PICADOR.

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

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

4. The Language of Flowers. By Vanessa Diffenbaugh. BALLANTINE.

5. The Night Circus. By Erin Morgenstern. ANCHOR.

6. The Best American Short Stories 2012. Edited by Tom Perrotta

and Heidi Pitlor. MARINER.

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

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

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

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

NONFICTION

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

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

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

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

5. Is Everyone Hanging Out with Me? By Mindy Kaling.

THREE RIVERS.

6. Unlikely Friendships. By Jennifer Holland. WORKMAN.

7. The Greater Journey. By David McCullough. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

8. F in Exams. By Richard Benson. CHRONICLE.

9. Arguably. By Christopher Hitchens. TWELVE.

10. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. REAGAN ARTHUR/BACK BAY.

Compiled from Andover Bookstore, The Book Rack, Brookline Booksmith, Concord Bookshop, Harvard Book Store, New England Mobile Book Fair, Porter Square Books, Spirit of ’76, Spirit Squared, Wellesley Books.