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Local bestsellers

hardcover

fiction

1. The Goldfinch. By Donna Tart. Little, Brown.

2. The Invention of Wings. By Sue Monk Kidd. Viking.

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3. One More Thing. By B. J. Novak. Knopf.

4. Still Life with Bread Crumbs. By Anna Quindlen. Random House.

5. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. Crown.

6. The Lowland. By Jhumpa Lahiri. Knopf.

7. The Fault in Our Stars. By John Green. Dutton.

8. Sycamore Row. By John Grisham. Doubleday.

9. Ripper. By Isabel Allende. Harper.

10. And the Mountains Echoed. By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.

nonfiction

1. My Promised Land. By Ari Shavit. Spiegel & Grau

2. Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War. By Robert M. Gates. Knopf.

3. Orr. By Bobby Orr. G. P. Putnam’s Sons.

4. The Kid. By Ben Bradlee Jr. Little, Brown.

5. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. By Elizabeth
Kolbert. Henry Holt.

6. David and Goliath. By Malcolm Gladwell. Little, Brown.

7. The Bully Pulpit. By Doris Kearns Goodwin. Simon and Schuster.

8. My Age of Anxiety. By Scott Stossel. Knopf.

9. I Am Malala. Malala Yousafzai. Little, Brown.

10. The Boys in the Boat. By Daniel James Brown. Viking.

paperback


fiction

1. Life After Life. By Kate Atkinson. Back Bay Books.

2. Where’d You Go Bernadette. By Maria Semple. Back Bay Books.

3. Beautiful Ruins. By Jess Walter. Harper.

4. Me Before You. By Jojo Moyes. Penguin.

5. Dear Life. By Alice Munro. Vintage.

6. The Flamethrowers. By Rachel Kushner. Scribner.

7. Cockroaches. By Jo Nesbo. Vintage.

8. Tenth of December (tie). By George Saunders. Random House.

8. Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore (tie). By Robin Sloan.
Picador.

10. Winter’s Tale. By Mark Helprin. Mariner.

nonfiction

1. The Monuments Men. By Robert M. Edsel (Author),
Bret Witter (Contributor). Center Street.

2. My Beloved World. By Sonia Sotomayor. Vintage.

3. Lone Survivor. By Marcus Luttrell. Little, Brown.

4 Orange Is the New Black. By Piper Kerman. Spiegel & Grau.

5. Quiet. By Susan Cain. Broadway.

6. The Moth (tie). By Catherine Burns (Editor, Introduction) Adam Gopnik (Preface), George Dawes Green (Foreword). Hyperion.

6. Proof of Heaven (tie). By Eben Alexander. Simon & Schuster.

8. In the Company of the Poor. By Paul Farmer. Orbis.

9. How Children Succeed. By Paul Tough. Mariner.

10. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. Vintage.

Compiled from Andover Bookstore, Harvard Book Store, Book Rack Bookstore, Concord Bookshop, The Spirit of ’76 Bookstore, New England Mobile, Wellesley, Porter Square, Brookline Booksmith, and Book Ends Winchester.

Alex Stills can be reached at alexandra.stills@globe.com
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