Local bestsellers



1. A Delicate Truth. By John le Carré. VIKING.

2. The Burgess Boys. By Elizabeth Strout. RANDOM HOUSE.


3. The Woman Upstairs. By Claire Messud. KNOPF.

4. Life After Life. By Kate Atkinson. REAGAN ARTHUR.

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5. Maya’s Notebook. By Isabel Allende. HARPER.

6. The View from Penthouse B. By Elinor Lipman.

7. Six Years. By Harlan Coban. DUTTON.


8. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.

9. The Interestings. By Meg Wolitzer. RIVERHEAD.

10. Z. By Therese Anne Fowler. ST. MARTIN’S.


1. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. By David Sedaris.

2. Bunker Hill. By Nathaniel Philbrick. VIKING.

3. Lean In. By Sheryl Sandberg. KNOPF.

4. Cooked. By Michael Pollan. PENGUIN.

5. Letters to a Young Scientist. By Edward O. Wilson. LIVERIGHT.

6. Mom & Me & Mom. By Maya Angelou. RANDOM HOUSE.

7. Marmee & Louisa. By Eve LaPlante. FREE PRESS.

8. Frozen in Time. By Mitchell Zutkoff. HARPER.

9. I Can’t Complain. By Elinor Lipman. HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT.

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



1. Beautiful Ruins. By Jess Walter. HARPER PERENNIAL.

2. The Great Gatsby. By F. Scott Fitzgerald. SCRIBNER.

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

4. Where’d You Go, Bernadette? By Maria Semple. BACK BAY.

5. (tie) The Art Forger. By B.A. Shapiro. ALGONQUIN.

5. Stag’s Leap. By Sharon Olds. KNOPF.

7. The Light Between Oceans. By M.L. Stedman. SCRIBNER.

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

9. The Orphan Master’s Son. By Adam Johnson. RANDOM HOUSE.

10. Defending Jacob. By William Landay. DELL.


1. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. VINTAGE.

2. Quiet. By Susan Cain. BROADWAY.

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

4. Lots of Candles Plenty of Cake. By Anna Quindlen. RANDOM HOUSE.

5. Dearie. By Bob Spitz. VINTAGE.

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

7. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?. By Mindy Kaling.

8. (tie) Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. By Jenny Lawson.

8. Night. By Elie Wiesel. HILL AND WANG.

8. Sorry I Barfed on Your Bed. By Jeremy Greenberg.

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

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, and Wellesley Books.

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