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Local bestsellers

HARDCOVER

FICTION

1. Inferno. By Dan Brown. DOUBLEDAY.

2. And the Mountains Echoed. By Khaled Hosseini. PENGUIN.

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3. The Ocean at the End of the Lane. By Neil Gaiman. WM. MORROW.

4. Bad Monkey. By Carl Hiaasen. KNOPF.

5. The Fault in Our Stars. By John Green. PENGUIN.

6. Beautiful Day. By Elin Hilderbrand. LITTLE, BROW.

7. TransAtlantic. By Colum McCann. RANDOM HOUSE.

8. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.

9. Wonder. By R. J. Palacio. RANDOM HOUSE.

10. Revenge Wears Prada. By Lauren Weisberger. SIMON AND

SCHUSTER.

NONFICTION

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

2. Lean In. By Sheryl Sandberg. KNOPF.

3. Bunker Hill. By Nathaniel Philbrick. VIKING.

4. (tie) Revolutionary Summer. By Joseph J. Ellis. KNOPF.

4. (tie) The Boys in the Boat. By Daniel Brown. VIKING ADULT.

6. Flour, Too. By Joanne Chang. CHRONICLE.

7. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.

8. The Unwinding. By George Packer. FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX.

9. It’s All Good. By Gwyneth Paltrow. GRAND CENTRAL.

10. Tiger Writing. By Gish Jen. HARVARD.

PAPERBACK

FICTION

1. Beautiful Ruins. By Jess Walter. HARPER.

2. Flight Behavior. By Barbara Kingsolver. HARPER.

3. Where’d you Go, Bernadette. By Maria Semple. LITTLE, BROWN.

4. Hologram for the King. By Dave Eggers. VINTAGE.

5. The Bat. By Jo Nesbo. KNOPF.

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

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

8. (tie) Sweet Tooth. By Ian McEwan. KNOPF.

8. (tie) Joyland. By Stephen King. RIVERHEAD.

10. A Game of Thrones. By George R. R. Martin. RANDOM

NONFICTION

1. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. VINTAGE.

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

3. Quiet. By Susan Cain. CROWN.

4. Thinking Fast and Slow. By Daniel Kahneman. FARRAR, STRAUS, AND GIROUX.

5. Outliers. By Malcolm Gladwell. LITTLE, BROWN.

6. Glass Castle. By Jeannette Walls. SCRIBNER.

7. Why Does the World Exist? By Jim Holt. LIVERIGHT.

8. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? By Mindy Kaling. CROWN.

9. The End of Your Life Book Club. By Will Schwalbe. KNOPF.

10. Black Count. By Tom Reiss. CROWN.

Compiled from Andover Bookstore, Harvard Book Store, Book Rack Bookstore, Concord Bookshop, The Spirit of ’76 Bookstore, New England Mobile, Wellesley, Porter Square, and Brookline Booksmith.

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