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HARDCOVER

FICTION

1. A Legacy of Spies John le Carré Viking

2. Sleeping Beauties Stephen King, Owen King Scribner

3. A Gentleman in Moscow Amor Towles Viking

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4. A Column of Fire Ken Follett Viking

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5. Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng Penguin Press

6. My Absolute Darling Gabriel Tallent Riverhead

7. Glass Houses Louise Penny Minotaur

8. The Cuban Affair Nelson DeMille S&S

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9. The Ninth Hour Alice McDermott FSG

10. Sing, Unburied, Sing Jesmyn Ward Scribner

NONFICTION

1. What Happened Hillary Rodham Clinton S&S

2. The TB12 Method Tom Brady S&S

3. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Neil deGrasse Tyson Norton

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4. Unbelievable Katy Tur Dey Street

5. Braving the Wilderness Brene Brown Random House

6. Killing England Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard Holt

7. The Hidden Life of Trees Peter Wohlleben Greystone Books

8. Hillbilly Elegy J.D. Vance Harper

9. Why Buddhism Is True Robert Wright S&S

10. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate Al Franken Twelve

PAPERBACK

FICTION

1. The Woman in Cabin 10 Ruth Ware Gallery/Scout Press

2. All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr Scribner

3. Lilac Girls Martha Hall Kelly Ballantine

4. The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood Anchor

5. It Stephen King Scribner

6. A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman Washington Square Press

7. Commonwealth Ann Patchett Harper Perennial

8. News of the World Paulette Jiles Morrow

9. Milk and Honey Rupi Kaur Andrews McMeel

10. Homegoing Yaa Gyasi Vintage

NONFICTION

1. Being Mortal Atul Gawande Picador USA

2. The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2018Old Farmer’s Almanac

3. On Tyranny Timothy Snyder Tim Duggan Books

4. The Lost City of the Monkey God Douglas Preston Grand Central

5. Evicted Matthew Desmond Broadway

6. The Glass Castle Jeannette Walls Scribner

7. You Are a Badass Jen Sincero Running Press

8. The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life John le Carré Penguin

9. Hero of the Empire Candice Millard Anchor

10. Just Mercy Bryan Stevenson Spiegel & Grau

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound for the week ended Sunday, October 1.

Kaitlyn Locke can be reached at kaitlyn.locke@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @ke_locke.