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Local bestseller lists



1. The Casual Vacancy. By J.K. Rowling. LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY.

2. This is How You Lose Her. By Junot Diaz. RIVERHEAD.

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3. Live By Night. By Dennis Lehane. WILLIAM MORROW.

4. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.

5. Back to Blood. By Tom Wolfe. LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY.

6. A Thousand Mornings. By Mary Oliver. PENGUIN.

7. The Racketeer. By John Grisham. DOUBLEDAY.

8. The Art Forger. By B.A. Shapiro. ALGONQUIN.

9. Telegraph Avenue. By Michael Chabon. HARPER.

10. The Time Keeper. By Mitch Albom. HYPERION.


1. How Children Succeed. By Paul Tough.

2. Guinness World Records 2013. By Guinness World Records.

3. America Again. By Stephen Colbert. GRAND CENTRAL.

4. I Could Pee on This. By Francesco Marciuliano. CHRONICLE.

5. (tie) Who I Am. By Pete Townshend. HARPER.

5. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.

7. (tie) The Oath. By Jeffrey Toobin. DOUBLEDAY.

7. Waging Heavy Peace. By Neil Young. BLUE RIDER.

9. Joseph Anton. By Salman Rushdie. RANDOM HOUSE.

10. Price of Politics. By Bob Woodward. SIMON & SCHUSTER.



1. The Marriage Plot. By Jeffrey Eugenides. PICADOR.

2. Cloud Atlas. By David Mitchell. RANDOM HOUSE.

3. The Sense of an Ending. By Julian Barnes. VINTAGE.

4. Rules of Civility. By Amor Towles. PENGUIN.

5. Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. By Junot Diaz.

6. Wolf Hall. By Hilary Mantel. PICADOR.

7. The Language of Flowers. By Vanessa Diffenbaugh. BALLANTINE.

8. The Given Day. By Dennis Lehane. WILLIAM MORROW.

9. The Best American Short Stories 2012. Edited by Tom Perrotta
and Heidi Pitlor. MARINER.

10. State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. HARPER PERENNIAL.


1. (tie) The Swerve. By Stephen Greenblatt. W.W. NORTON.

1. In the Garden of Beasts. By Erik Larson. BROADWAY.

3. (tie) Don’t Leave me This Way. By Julia Fox Garrison.

3. How to Be Black. By Baratunde Thurston. HARPER.

5. The Hare with Amber Eyes. By Edmund de Waal. PICADOR.

6. (tie) Best Food Writing 2012. Edited by Holly Hughes.

6. Destiny of the Republic. By Candice Millard. ANCHOR.

8. Catherine the Great. By Robert K. Massie. RANDOM HOUSE.

9. Arguably. By Christopher Hitchens. TWELVE.

10. Unlikely Friendships. By Jennifer Holland. WORKMAN.

Compiled from Andover Bookstore, The Book Rack, Brookline Booksmith, Concord Bookshop, Harvard Book Store, New England Mobile Book Fair, Porter Square Books, Spirit Squared, Wellesley Books.

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