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Local bestsellers


1. Tenth of December. By George Saunders. RANDOM HOUSE.

2. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.

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3. The Dinner. By Herman Koch. HOGARTH.

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

5. A Week in Winter. By Maeve Binchy. KNOPF.

6. The Accursed. By Joyce Carol Oates. ECCO.

7. The Storyteller. By Jodi Picoult. ATRIA.

8. Vampires in the Lemon Grove. By Karen Russell. KNOPF.

9. (tie) The Good House. By Ann Leary. ST. MARTIN’S.

9. (tie) The End of the Point. By Elizabeth Graver. HARPER.


1. Francona. By Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy.

2. Whitey Bulger. By Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy.

3. Whitey. By Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill. CROWN.

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

5. Lean In. By Sheryl Sandberg. KNOPF.

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

7. Quiet. By Susan Cain. CROWN.

8. (tie) Everybody Matters. By Mary Robinson. WALKER & CO.

8. (tie) Thomas Jefferson. By Jon Meacham. RANDOM HOUSE.

10. Plenty. By Yotam Ottolenghi. CHRONICLE.


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

2. Death Comes to Pemberley. By P.D. James. VINTAGE.

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

4. Canada. By Richard Ford. ECCO.

5. (tie) The Sense of an Ending. By Julian Barnes. VINTAGE.

5. (tie) The Night Circus. By Erin Morgenstern. ANCHOR.

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

8. Defending Jacob. By William Landay. DELL.

9. The Great Gatsby. By F. Scott Fitzgerald. SCRIBNER.

10. Wolf Hall. By Hilary Mantel. PICADOR.


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

2. Quiet. By Susan Cain. BROADWAY.

3. Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me? By Mindy Kaling. THREE RIVERS.

4. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
By Jeanette Winterson. GROVE.

5. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. BACK BAY.

6. (tie) Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. By Jenny Lawson.

6. (tie) American Sniper. By Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen
and Jim DeFelice. HARPER.

8. The President’s Club. By Nancy Gibbs
and Michael Duffy. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

9. House of Stone. By Anthony Shadid. MARINER.

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

Compiled from Andover, The Book Rack, Spirit of ‘76, Spirit Squared, Harvard, New England Mobile, Concord, Brookline Booksmith, Wellesley and Porter Square.

Peter Cocchia can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @CocchiaP.
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