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Local bestsellers


1. The Burgess Boys. By Elizabeth Strout. RANDOM HOUSE.

2. Life After Life. By Kate Atkinson. REAGAN ARTHUR.

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3. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.

4. The Good House. By Ann Leary. ST. MARTIN’S.

5. Leaving Everything Most Loved. By Jacqueline Winspear. HARPER.

6. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. By Therese Anne Fowler.

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

8. (tie) House of Earth. By Woodie Guthrie. HARPER.

8. Tapestry of Fortunes. By Elizabeth Berg. RANDOM HOUSE.

8. The Golden Egg. By Donna Leon. ATLANTIC MONTHLY.


1. Lean In. By Sheryl Sandberg. KNOPF.

2. Gulp. By Mary Roach. W. W. NORTON & CO.

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

3. Whitey Bulger. By Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy. W. W. NORTON & CO

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

6. Margaret Fuller: A New American Life. By Megan Marshall.

7. (tie) Thinking, Fast and Slow. By Daniel Kahneman.

7. The Secret Race. By Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle. BANTAM.

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

10. Tiger Writing. By Gish Jen. HARVARD UNIVERSITY.


1. Beautiful Ruins. By Jess Walter. HARPER PERENNIAL.

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

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

4. Where’d You Go, Bernadette? By Maria Semple. BACK BAY.

5. Last Friends. By Jane Gardam. EUROPA.

6. The Clover House. By Henriette Lazaridis Power. BALLANTINE.

7. (tie) The Great Gatsby. By F. Scott Fitzgerald. SCRIBNER.

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

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

10. Canada. By Richard Ford. ECCO.


1. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. VINTAGE.

2. Quiet. By Susan Cain. BROADWAY.

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

4. Thinking, Fast and Slow. By Daniel Kahneman.

5. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. BACK BAY.

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

7. When Women Were Birds. By Terry Tempest Williams. PICADOR.

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

9. (tie) Seriously…I’m Kidding. By Ellen DeGeneres. GRAND CENTRAL.

9. Liberty’s Exiles. By Maya Jasanoff. VINTAGE.

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

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