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Local bestsellers



1. The Goldfinch. By Donna Tart. Little, Brown.

2. The Invention of Wings. By Sue Monk Kidd. Viking.

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3. And the Dark Sacred Night. By Julia Glass. Pantheon.

4. By Its Cover. By Donna Leon. Atlantic Monthly Press.

5. Can’t and Won’t. By Lydia Davis. Farrar.

6. Cambridge. By Susanna Kaysen. Knopf.

7. In Paradise. By Peter Matthiessen. Riverhead.

8. One More Thing. By B. J. Novak. Knopf.

9. Frog Music (tie). Emma Donoghue. Little, Brown.

9. Still Life with Bread Crumbs (tie). By Anna Quindlen.

Random House.


1. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt. By Michael Lewis.

W. W. Norton & Company.

2. Opposite of Loneliness. By Marina Keegan. Scribner.

3. Stronger. By Jeff Bauman. Grand Central.

4. Long Mile Home. By Scott Helman and Jenna Russell. Dutton.

5. Trapped Under the Sea. By Neil Swidey. Crown.

6. Jerusalem: A Cookbook. By Yotam Ottolenghi. Ten Speed.

7. Capital in the 21st Century. By Thomas Piketty. Belknap.

8. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden
. By Diane Muldrow. Little Golden Books.

9. Living with a Wild God (tie). By Barbara Ehrenreich.

Grand Central.

9. Stokely: A Life (tie). By Peniel E. Joseph. Basic Civitas.



1. Orphan Train. By Christina Baker Kline. William Morrow.

2. Americanah. By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Anchor.

3. The Interestings. By Meg Wolitzer. Riverhead.

4. The Fault in Our Stars. By John Green. Speak.

5. Divergent. By Veronica Roth. Katherine Tegen.

6. Where’d You Go Bernadette. By Maria Semple. Back Bay Books.

7. The Art Forger. B. A. Shapiro. Algonquin.

8. Me Before You. By Jojo Moyes. Penguin.

9. The Marrying of Chani Kaufman. By Eve Harris. Grove.

10. Dog Gone, Back Soon. By Nick Trout. Hyperion.


1. Behind the Beautiful Forevers. By Katherine Boo.

Random House.

2. The Monuments Men. By Robert M. Edsel (Author),

Bret Witter (Contributor). Center Street.

3. Margaret Fuller. By Megan Marshall. Mariner.

4. F This Test. By Richard Benson. Chronicle.

5. Bunny Buddhism. By Krista Lester. Perigee.

6. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. Vintage.

7. My Beloved World. By Sonia Sotomayor. Vintage.

8. Proof of Heaven. By Eben Alexander. Simon & Schuster.

9. New American Haggadah. By Jonathan Safran Foer.

Little, Brown.

10. Quiet. By Susan Cain. Broadway.

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

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