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“The Woman Upstairs” by Claire Messud.

“The Woman Upstairs” by Claire Messud.


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

2. The Woman Upstairs. By Claire Messud. KNOPF.

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

5. All That Is. By James Salter. KNOPF.

6. (tie) The Comfort of Lies. By Randy Susan Meyers. ATRIA.

6. The News from Spain. By Joan Wickersham. KNOPF.

6. Six Years. By Harlan Coban. DUTTON.

9. Maya’s Notebook. By Isabel Allende. HARPER.

10. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.


1. Bunker Hill. By Nathaniel Philbrick. VIKING.

2. Lean In. By Sheryl Sandberg. KNOPF.

3. Cooked. By Michael Pollan. PENGUIN.

4. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. By David Sedaris. LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY.

5. Frozen in Time. By Mitchell Zuckoff. HARPER.

6. Letters to a Young Scientist. By Edward O. Wilson. LIVERIGHT.

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

8. To Repair the World. By Paul Farmer. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA.

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

10. Me & Mom & Me. By Maya Angelou. RANDOM HOUSE.


1. The Orphan Master’s Son. By Adam Johnson. RANDOM HOUSE.

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

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

4. Defending Jacob. By William Landay. DELL.

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

6. The Light Between Oceans. By M.L. Stedman. SCRIBNER.

7. (tie) The Paris Wife. By Paula McLain. BALLANTINE.

7. Phantom. By Jo Nesbo. VINTAGE.

9. Yellow Birds. By Kevin Powers. BACK BAY.

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


1. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. VINTAGE.

2. Quiet. By Susan Cain. BROADWAY.

3. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake. By Anna Quindlen. RANDOM HSE.

4. Why Does the World Exist?. By Jim Holt. LIVERIGHT.

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

6. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. BACK BAY.

7. Thinking, Fast and Slow. By Daniel Kahneman. FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX.

8. (tie) Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?. By Mindy Kaling. THREE RIVERS.

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

10. The New Jim Crow. By Michelle Alexander. NEW PRESS.

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, and Wellesley Books.

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