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Local bestsellers



1. Edge of Eternity. By Ken Follett. DUTTON.

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

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

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

5. (tie) Personal. By Lee Child. DELACOURT.

5. (tie) The Secret Place. By Tana French. VIKING.

7. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.

By Haruki Murakami. KNOPF.

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

9. The Invention of Wings. By Sue Monk Kidd. VIKING.

10. The Paying Guests. By Sarah Waters. RIVERHEAD.



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

2. World Order. By Henry Kissinger. PENGUIN.

3. The Opportunity Equation. By Eric Schwarz. BEACON.

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

5. A Spy Among Friends. By Ben Macintyre. CROWN.

6. How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are. By Anne Berest.


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

8. Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant. By Roz Chast. BLOOMSBURY.

9. At the Point of a Cutlass. By Gregory N. Flemming. UPNE.

10. David and Goliath. By Malcolm Gladwell. LITTLE BROWN.



1. Americanah. By Chimamanda Adichie. RANDOM HOUSE.

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

3. The Ocean at the End of the Lane. By Neil Gaiman.


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

5. The Drop. By Dennis Lehane. HarperCollins.

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

7. The Signature of All Things. By Elizabeth Gilbert. PENGUIN.

8. The Rosie Project. By Graeme Simsion. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

9. (tie) The Circle. By Dave Eggers. VINTAGE.

9. (tie) The Moonflower Vine. By Jetta Carleton. HARPER PERENNIAL.


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


2. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.

3. The Bully Pulpit. By Doris Kearns Goodwin. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

4. (tie) Bad Feminist. By Roxane Gay. HARPER.

4. (tie) Orange Is the New Black. By Piper Kerman. RANDOM HOUSE.

6. The Examined Life. By Stephen Grosz. W.W. NORTON.

7. (tie) Survival Guide to Parenting Teens. By Joani Geltman. AMACOM.

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

9. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. KNOPF.

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


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

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