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Local bestsellers



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

2. Suspicion. By Joseph Finder. Dutton.

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

4. Skin Game. By Jim Butcher. Roc.

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

6. Cambridge. By Susanna Kaysen. Knopf.

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

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

9. And the Dark Sacred Night (tie). By Julia Glass. Pantheon.

9. Remember Me Like This (tie). By Bret Anthony Johnston.
Random House.


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


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

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

4. Fighting Chance. By Elizabeth Warren. Metropolitan.

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

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

7. Stress Test. By Timothy F. Geithner. Crown.

8. Creativity: The Perfect Crime. By Philippe Petit. Riverhead.

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

10. Ten Percent Happier. By Dan Harris. It.



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

2. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. Broadway.

3. Americanah. By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Anchor.

4. The Interestings. By Meg Wolitzer. Riverhead.

5. Orphan Train (tie). By Christina Baker Kline. William Morrow.

5. The Circle (tie). Dave Eggers. Vintage.

7. Stella Bain. By Anita Shreve. Back Bay.

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

9. Beautiful Ruins. By Jess Walter. Harper.

10. The Burgess Boys. By Elizabeth Strout. Random House.


1. The Boys in the Boat. By Daniel James Brown. Penguin.

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


3. Bunker Hill. By Nathaniel Philbrick. Penguin.

4. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? By Mindy Kaling.
Three Rivers.

5. Margaret Fuller. By Megan Marshall. Mariner.

6. The Girls of Atomic City (tie). Denise Kiernan. Touchstone.

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

8. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. By Maya Angelou.

9. Cooked. By Michael Pollan. Penguin.

10. The Sports Gene. By David Epstein. Current Trade.

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.

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