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Local bestsellers



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

2. Midnight in Europe. By Alan Furst. Random House.

3. Written in My Own Heart’s Blood. By Diana Gabaldon. DelaCORTE.

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

5. Mr. Mercedes. By Stephen King. Scribner.

6. The Matchmaker. By Elin Hilderbrand. Little, Brown.

7. Euphoria. By Lily King. Atlantic.

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

9. The Son. By Jo Nesbo. Knopf.

10. Remember Me Like This. By Bret Anthony Johnston. Random House.


1. Hard Choices. By Hillary Rodham Clinton. Simon & Schuster.


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

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

4. Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America. By John

Waters. Farrar.

5. The Opposite of Loneliness (tie). By Marina Keegan. Scribner.

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

7. The Closer. By Mariano Rivera. Little, Brown.

8. Fighting Chance. By Elizabeth Warren. Metropolitan.

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

10. At the Point of Cutlass. By Gregory N. Flemming. ForeEdge.



1. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. Broadway.

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

3. Americanah. By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Anchor.

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

5. The Ocean at the End of the Lane. By Neil Gaiman. William Morrow.

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

7. The Circle. Dave Eggers. Vintage.

8. Dirty Love. Andre Dubus III. W. W. Norton.

9. And the Mountains Echoed. Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead.

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 (tie). By Katherine Boo. Random House.

2. One Summer: America, 1927 (tie). By Bill Bryson. Anchor.

4. Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls. By David Sedaris. Back Bay.

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


6. Bunker Hill. By Nathaniel Philbrick. Penguin.

7. Lawrence in Arabia. By Scott Anderson. Anchor.

8. Margaret Fuller. By Megan Marshall. Mariner.

9. Orange is the New Black. By Piper Kerman. Spiegel & Grau.

10. Cooked. By Michael Pollan. Penguin.

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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