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    1. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.

    2. The Casual Vacancy. J.K. Rowling. LITTLE, BROWN .

    3. (tie) Flight Behavior. By Barbara Kingsolver. HARPER.


    3. (tie) The Round House. By Louise Erdrich. HARPER.

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    3. (tie) Dear Life. By Alice Munro. KNOPF.

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

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

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


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

    10. The Racketeer. By John Grisham. DOUBLEDAY.


    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.


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

    5. Killing Lincoln. By Bill O’Reilly. HENRY HOLT .

    6. America Again. By Stephen Colbert. GRAND CENTRAL

    7. Far from the Tree. By Andrew Solomon. SCRIBNER.

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

    9. Killing Kennedy. By Bill O’Reilly. HENRY HOLT .

    10. The Patriarch. By David Nasaw. PENGUIN.


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

    2. Wolf Hall. By Hilary Mantel. PICADOR.

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

    4. The Best American Short Stories 2012. Edited by Tom Perrotta and Heidi Pitlor. MARINER.

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

    6. (tie) The Night Circus. By Erin Morgenstern. ANCHOR.

    6. (tie) Cloud Atlas. By David Mitchell. RANDOM HOUSE.

    8. (tie) The Language of Flowers. By Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

    8. (tie) The Marriage Plot. By Jeffrey Eugenides. PICADOR.

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


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

    1. (tie) Proof of Heaven. By Eben Alexander. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

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

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

    4. (tie) Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me? By Mindy Kaling. THREE RIVERS.

    5. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. BACK BAY .

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

    7. Marblehead’s First Harbor. By Hugh Peabody Bishop. HISTORY.

    8. (tie) Arguably. By Christopher Hitchens. TWELVE.

    8. (tie) Tiny Beautiful Things. By Cheryl Strayed. VINTAGE.

    10. (tie) Unlikely Friendships. By Jennifer Holland. WORKMAN.

    10. (tie) Fierce Medicine. By Ana T. Forrest. HARPERONE.

    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, Spirt Squared, Wellesley Books.