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Local bestsellers


1. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.

2. Tenth of December. By George Saunders. RANDOM HOUSE.

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3. Dear Life. By Alice Munro. KNOPF.

4. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. By Ayana Mathis. KNOPF.

5. (tie) Sweet Tooth. By Ian McEwan. NAN A. TALESE.

5. A Memory of Light. By Robert Jordan. TOR.

7. The Good House. By Ann Leary. ST. MARTIN’S.

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

9. (tie) This is How You Lose Her. By Junot Díaz. RIVERHEAD.

9. A Hologram for the King. By Dave Eggers. MCSWEENEY’S.


1. Francona. By Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy. HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT.

2. My Beloved World. By Sonia Sotomayor. KNOPF.

3. (tie) Behind the Beautiful Forevers. By Katherine Boo. RANDOM HOUSE.

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

5. (tie) The Signal and the Noise. By Nate Silver. PENGUIN.

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

7. (tie) Jerusalem. By Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. TEN SPEED.

7. Killing Lincoln. By Bill O’Reilly. HENRY HOLT AND CO.

7. Killing Kennedy. By Bill O’Reilly. HENRY HOLT AND CO.

10. Barefoot Contessa Foolproof. By Ina Garten. CLARKSON POTTER.


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

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

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

4. Canada. By Richard Ford. ECCO.

5. (tie) Wolf Hall. By Hilary Mantel. PICADOR.

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

7. (tie) The Sense of an Ending. By Julian Barnes. VINTAGE.

7. IQ84. By Haruki Murakami. VINTAGE.

9. The Dressmaker. By Kate Alcott. ANCHOR.

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


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

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

3. (tie) In the Garden of Beasts. By Erik Larson. BROADWAY.

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

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

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

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

8. Tiny Beautiful Things. By Cheryl Strayed. VINTAGE.

9. How to Write a Sentence. By Stanley Fish. HARPER.

10. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. BACK BAY BOOKS.

Compiled from Andover, The Book Rack, Spirit of ‘76, Spirit Squared, Harvard, New England Mobile, Concord, Brookline Booksmith, Wellesley and Porter Square.

Peter Cocchia can be reached at, or on Twitter @CocchiaP.
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