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Local bestsellers



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

2. The Target. By David Baldacci. Grand Central.

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3. Serpent of Venice. By Christopher Moore. William Morrow.

4. Lovers at the Chameleon Club. By Francine Prose. Harper.

5. The Invention of Wings (tie). By Sue Monk Kidd. Viking.

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5. The Husband’s Secret (tie). By Liane Moriarty. Amy Einhorn Books.

7. Casebook. By Mona Simpson. Knopf.

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

9. Family Life (tie) By Akhil Sharma. W. W. Norton.

9. Dirty Love (tie) By Andre Dubus III. W. W. Norton.


1. Fighting Chance. By Elizabeth Warren. Metropolitan.

2. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt. By Michael Lewis. W. W. Norton.

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

4. You Are Not Special. By David McCullough Jr. Ecco.

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

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

7. The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap. By Matt Taibbi. Spiegel & Grau.

8. The Race Underground. By Doug Most. St. Martin’s Press.

9. Congratulations, by the way: Some Thoughts on Kindness. By George Saunders. Random House.

10. Everybody’s Got Something. By Robin Roberts. Grand Central.



1. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. Broadway.

2. Americanah. By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Anchor.

3. Fault in Our Stars. By John Green. Speak.

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

5. The Circle. Dave Eggers. Vintage.

6. Me Before You (tie) By Jojo Moyes. Penguin.

6. Beautiful Ruins (tie) By Jess Walter. Harper.

8. Paris. By Edward Rutherfurd. Ballantine.

9. The Art Forger. By B. A. Shapiro. Algonquin.

10. The End of the Point. By Elizabeth Graver. Harper.


1. Behind the Beautiful Forevers. By Katherine Boo. Random House.

2. Bunker Hill. By Nathaniel Philbrick. Penguin.

3. Margaret Fuller. Margaret Fuller. By Megan Marshall. Mariner.

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

5. Wild (tie) By Cheryl Strayed. Vintage.

5. Empty Mansions (tie) By Bill Dedman. Ballantine.

7. Gulp. By Mary Roach. W. W. Norton.

8. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. Reagan Arthur / Little, Brown.

9. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? By Mindy Kaling. Three Rivers.

10. Waking Up White. By Debby Irving. Elephant Room.

Compiled from 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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