Local bestsellers



1. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.

2. The Dinner. By Herman Koch. HOGARTH.

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


4. The Storyteller. By Jodi Picoult. ATRIA.

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5. A Week in Winter. By Maeve Binchy. KNOPF.

6. The Comfort of Lies. By Randy Susan Meyers. ATRIA.

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

7. (tie) Benediction. By Kent Haruf. KNOPF.


9. Vampires in the Lemon Grove. By Karen Russell. KNOPF.

10. Bring Up the Bodies. By Hilary Mantel. HENRY HOLT & CO.


1. Francona. By Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy.

2. Whitey Bulger. By Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy.

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


4. Whitey. By Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill. CROWN.

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

6. Pigeon in a Crosswalk. By Jack Gray. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

7. (tie) Salt Sugar Fat. By Michael Moss. RANDOM HOUSE.

7. (tie) Alone on the Ice. By David Roberts. W. W. NORTON & CO.

7. (tie) Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. KNOPF.

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



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

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

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

4. (tie) Canada. By Richard Ford. ECCO.

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


6. Wolf Hall. By Hilary Mantel. PICADOR.

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

8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower. By Stephen Chbosky. MTV.

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

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


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

2. Quiet. By Susan Cain. BROADWAY.

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

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

5. (tie) Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me? By Mindy Kaling.


5. (tie) Prague Winter. By Madeleine Albright. HARPER PERENNIAL.

7. An Invisible Thread. By Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski.


8. (tie) Bossypants. By Tina Fey. BACK BAY BOOKS.

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

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

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

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