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Local bestsellers


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

2. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.

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

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

5. News from Heaven. By Jennifer Haigh. HARPER.

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

7. Dear Life. By Alice Munro. KNOPF.

8. (tie) The Last Runaway. By Tracy Chevalier. DUTTON.

8. (tie) The Light Between Oceans. By M.L. Stedman. SCRIBNER.

8. (tie) Insane City. By Dave Barry. PUTNAM.


1. Francona. By Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy.

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

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

4. The Future. By Al Gore. RANDOM HOUSE.

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

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

7. (tie) No Easy Day. By Mark Owen and Kevin Maurer. DUTTON.

7. (tie) Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.

9. (tie) Going Clear. By Lawrence Wright. KNOPF.

9. (tie) To Sell is Human. By Daniel H. Pink. RIVERHEAD.


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

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

3. Canada. By Richard Ford. ECCO.

4. Wolf Hall. By Hilary Mantel. PICADOR.

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

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

7. (tie) Death Comes to Pemberley. By P.D. James. VINTAGE.

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

9. (tie) In One Person. By John Irving. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

9. (tie) 1Q84. By Haruki Murakami. VINTAGE.


1. Quiet. By Susan Cain. BROADWAY.

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

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

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

5. (tie) Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey. By the
Countess of Carnarvon. BROADWAY.

5. (tie) House of Stone. By Anthony Shadid. MARINER.

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

8. (tie) Seriously...I’m Kidding. By Ellen DeGeneres. GRAND CENTRAL.

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

8. (tie) Destiny of the Republic. By Candice Millard. ANCHOR.

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
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