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Local bestsellers for the week ending January 3


1. The Vanishing Half Brit Bennett Riverhead

2. The Searcher Tana French Viking

3. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue V.E. Schwab Tor

4. Anxious People Fredrik Backman Atria

5. Deacon King Kong James McBride Riverhead

6. Leave the World Behind Rumaan Alam Ecco

7. The Midnight Library Matt Haig Viking

8. Transcendent Kingdom Yaa Gyasi Knopf

9. Ready Player Two Ernest Cline Ballantine

10. Piranesi Susanna Clarke Bloomsbury


1. A Promised Land Barack Obama Crown

2. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents Isabel Wilkerson Random House


3. Untamed Glennon Doyle Dial Press

4. Wintering Katherine May Riverhead

5. Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook Ina Garten Clarkson Potter

6. The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Erik Larson Crown

7. Bag Man Rachel Maddow and Michael Yarvitz Crown

8. The Best of Me David Sedaris Little, Brown

9. Breath James Nestor Riverhead

10.The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Charlie Mackesy HarperOne


1. Shuggie Bain Douglas Stewart Grove Press

2. Interior Chinatown Charles Yu Vintage

3. The Queen’s Gambit Walter Tevis Vintage

4. Circe Madeline Miller Back Bay

5. The Overstory Richard Powers Norton

6. The Song of Achilles Madeline Miller Ecco

7. The House in the Cerulean Sea TJ Klune Tor

8. Normal People Sally Rooney Hogarth

9. Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver Mary Oliver Penguin

10. This Tender Land William Kent Krueger Atria


1. Braiding Sweetgrass Robin Wall Kimmerer Milkweed

2. Sapiens Yuval Noah Harari Harper Perennial


3. My Own Words Ruth Bader Ginsburg S&S

4. Say Nothing Patrick Radden Keefe Anchor

5. The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2021 Old Farmer’s Almanac

6. The Warmth of Other Suns Isabel Wilkerson Vintage

7. How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy Jenny Odell Melville House

8. The Body Keeps the Score Bessel van der Kolk Penguin

9. Born a Crime Trevor Noah One World

10. Intimations Zadie Smith Penguin

The New England Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and NEIBA, for the week ended Sunday, Jan. 3. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org.