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    “The End of the Point” by Elizabeth Graver.
    “The End of the Point” by Elizabeth Graver.


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

    2. (tie) Tenth of December. By George Saunders. RANDOM HOUSE.

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


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

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    5. The Dinner. By Herman Koch. HOGARTH.

    6. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.

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

    8. Benediction. By Kent Haruf. KNOPF.


    9. (tie) The Round House. By Louise Erdrich. HARPER.

    9. (tie) Ghana Must Go. By Taiye Selasi. PENGUIN.


    1. Lean In. By Sheryl Sandberg. KNOPF.

    2. Whitey Bulger. By Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy.
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    3. (tie) Help, Thanks, Wow. By Anne Lamott. RIVERHEAD.


    3. (tie) Margaret Fuller: A New American Life. By Megan


    5. (tie) Francona. By Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy.

    5. (tie) Behind the Beautiful Forevers. By Katherine Boo.

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

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

    9. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.

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


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

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

    3. Wolf Hall. By Hilary Mantel. PICADOR.

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

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

    6. Canada. By Richard Ford. ECCO.

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

    8. Defending Jacob. By William Landay. DELL.

    9. The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection.
    By Alexander McCall Smith. ANCHOR.

    10. The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs. By Nick Trout. HYPERION.


    1. Quiet. By Susan Cain. BROADWAY.

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

    3. (tie) Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me? By Mindy Kaling.

    3. (tie) In the Garden of Beasts. By Erik Larson. BROADWAY.

    5. The New Jim Crow. By Michelle Alexander. THE NEW PRESS.

    6. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. BACK BAY.

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

    8. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. By Jenny Lawson. BERKLEY.

    9. (tie) House of Stone. By Anthony Shadid. MARINER.

    9. (tie) How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You.
    By The Oatmeal and Matthew Inman. ANDREWS MCMEEL.

    Compiled from Andover, The Book Rack, Harvard, New England Mobile, Concord, Brookline Booksmith, Wellesley and Porter Square.

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