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Local bestsellers



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

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

3. All the Light We Cannot See. By Anthony Doerr. Scribner.

4. The One & Only. By Emily Giffin. Ballantine.

5. Dirty Love. By Andre Dubus III. W. W. Norton.

6. Beowulf. By J.R.R. Tolkien. Adult.

7. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. By Gabrielle Zevin. Algonquin.

8. The Snow Queen. By Michael Cunningham. Farrar.

9. Can’t and Won’t. By Lydia Davis. Farrar.

10. The Wrong Girl. By Hank Phillippi Ryan. Forge.


1. Capital in the 21st Century. By Thomas Piketty. Belknap.


2. You Are Not Special. By David McCullough Jr. Ecco.

3. Fighting Chance. By Elizabeth Warren. Metropolitan.

4. Think Like a Freak. By Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. William Morrow.

5. Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant. By Roz Chast. Bloomsbury .

6. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt. By Michael Lewis. W. W. Norton.

7. The Opposite of Loneliness. By Marina Keegan. Scribner.

8. The Third Plate. By Dan Barber. Penguin.

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

10. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book. By Diane Muldrow. Little Golden Books.



1. Americanah. By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Anchor.

2. Orphan Train. By Christina Baker Kline. William Morrow.

3. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. Broadway.

4. The Interestings. By Meg Wolitzer. Riverhead.

5. Beautiful Ruins. By Jess Walter. Harper.

6. The Circle. Dave Eggers. Vintage.

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

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

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

10. One Hundred Years of Solitude. By Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Harper.


1. Behind the Beautiful Forevers. By Katherine Boo. Random House.


2. Bunker Hill. By Nathaniel Philbrick. Penguin.

3. Cooked. By Michael Pollan. Penguin.

4. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. Vintage.

5. The Girls of Atomic City. Denise Kiernan. Touchstone.

6. The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War. By Stephen Kinzer. St. Martin’s Griffin.

7. Margaret Fuller (tie) By Megan Marshall. Mariner.

7. The Sports Gene (tie). By David Epstein. Current Trade.

7. The Power of Habit (tie). By Charles Duhigg. Random House.

9. Here Comes Everybody: The Story of the Pogues. By James Fearnley. Chicago Review.

Compiled from Andover Bookstore, Harvard Book Store, Book Rack Bookstore, New England Mobile, Wellesley, Porter Square, Brookline Booksmith, and Book Ends Winchester.

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