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Local bestsellers


1. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN

2. This Is How You Lose Her. By Junot Díaz. RIVERHEAD.

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

4. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. By Ayana Mathis. KNOPF.

5. Bring Up the Bodies. By Hilary Mantel. HENRY HOLT.

6. The Round House. By Louise Erdrich. HARPER.

7. Flight Behavior. By Barbara Kingsolver. HARPER.

8. The Casual Vacancy. J.K. Rowling. LITTLE, BROWN¾.

9. The Third Wheel. By Jeff Kinney. AMULET.

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


1. Behind the Beautiful Forevers. By Katherine Boo. RANDOM HOUSE.

2. Help, Thanks, Wow. By Anne Lamott. RIVERHEAD.

3. Jerusalem. By Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. TEN SPEED.

4. The Signal and the Noise. By Nate Silver. PENGUIN.

5. Barefoot Contessa Foolproof. By Ina Garten. CLARKSON POTTER.

6. (tie) Far from the Tree. By Andrew Solomon. SCRIBNER.

Salad of the Day. By Georgeanne Brennan. WELDON OWEN.

8. Thomas Jefferson. By Jon Meacham. RANDOM HOUSE.

Go the F**k to Sleep. By Adam Mansbach. AKASHIC.

10. No Easy Day. By Mark Owen and Kevin Maurer. DUTTON.


1. Wolf Hall. By Hilary Mantel. PICADOR.

2. The Paris Wife. By Paula McLain. BALLANTINE.

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

4. Life of Pi. By Yann Martel. MARINER.

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

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

7. Waiting for Sunrise. By William Boyd. HARPER PERENNIAL.

8. How It All Began. By Penelope Lively. PENGUIN.

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

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


1. Proof of Heaven. By Eben Alexander. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

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

3. Team of Rivals. By Doris Kearns Goodwin. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

4. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? By Mindy Kaling. THREE RIVERS.

5. The Swerve. By Stephen Greenblatt. W. W. NORTON.

6. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. REAGAN ARTHUR.

7. Tiny Beautiful Things. By Cheryl Strayed. VINTAGE.

8. The Happiness Project. By Gretchen Rubin. HARPER PERENNIAL.

9. F in Exams. By Richard Benson. CHRONICLE.

10. Unlikely Friendships. By Jennifer S. 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 of ’76, Spirit Squared and Wellesley Books.

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