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Local bestsellers



1. The Bone Clocks. By David Mitchell. RANDOM HOUSE.

2. The Secret Place. By Tana French. VIKING.

3. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.
By Haruki Murakami. KNOPF.

4. The Children Act. By Ian McEwan. TALESE.

5. Personal. By Lee Child. DELACOURT.

6. All the Light We Cannot See. By Anthony Doerr. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

7. The Goldfinch. By Donna Tartt. LITTLE BROWN.

8. We Are Not Ourselves. By Matthew Thomas. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

9. Big Little Lies. By Liane Moriarty. PUTNAM.

10. Accidents of Marriage. By Randy Susan Meyers. ATRIA.


1. What If? By Randall Munroe. HOUGHTON MIFFLIN.


2. World Order. By Henry Kissinger. PENGUIN.

3. Elephant Company. By Vicki Croke. RANDOM HOUSE.

4. The Happiness of Pursuit. By Chris Guillebeau. HARMONY.

5. What I Know For Sure. By Oprah Winfrey. FLATIRON.

6. 10% Happier. By Dan Harris. IT.

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

7. (tie) At the Point of a Cutlass. By Gregory N. Flemming. ForeEdge.

9. 13 Hours. By Mitchell Zuckoff. TWELVE.

10. Off the Leash. By Matthew Gilbert. DUNNE.



1. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. RANDOM HOUSE.

2. Americanah. By Chimamanda Adichie. RANDOM HOUSE.

3. The Drop. By Dennis Lehane. HarperCollins.

4. Orphan Train. By Christina Baker Kline. HARPER.

5. The Alchemist. By Paulo Coelho. HarperOne.

6. (tie) We Are Water. By Wally Lamb. HARPER.

6. (tie) The Girl You Left Behind. By Jojo Moyes. VIKING.

8. Cloud Atlas. By David Mitchell. RANDOM HOUSE.

9. Where’d You Go Bernadette. By Maria Semple. LITTLE BROWN.

10. Lowland. By Jhumpa Lahiri. VINTAGE.


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

2. Bad Feminist. By Roxane Gay. HARPER.

3. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.

4. Behind the Beautiful Forevers. By Katherine Boo. RANDOM HOUSE.

5. Orange Is the New Black. By Piper Kerman. RANDOM HOUSE.


6. Margaret Fuller. By Megan Marshall. HOUGHTON MIFFLIN.

7. (tie) Old Farmer’s Almanac 2015. By Old Farmer’s Almanac. OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC.

7. (tie) Ratman. By Howie Carr. FRANDEL.

8. (tie) How to Sit. By Thich Nhat Hanh. PARRALAX.

8. (tie) On Pluto. By Greg O’Brien. CODFISH.

Compiled from Andover, Spirit of ‘76, BookEnds, Bookrack, Concord, Harvard, NEMBF, Porter Square, Wellesley and Brookline Booksellers.

Andrew.Bourque can be reached at andrew.bourque@globe.com