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Local bestsellers



1. All the Light We Cannot See. By Anthony Doerr. SCRIBNER.

2. Redeployment. By Phil Klay. PENGUIN.

3. Gray Mountain. By John Grisham. DOUBLEDAY.

4. Blue Horses. By Mary Oliver. PENGUIN.

5. Leaving Time. By Jodi Picoult. BALLANTINE.

6. Let Me Be Frank With You. By Richard Ford. ECCO.

7. Lila. By Marilynne Robinson. FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX.

8. Revival. By Stephen King. SCRIBNER.

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

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


1. Being Mortal. By Atul Gawande. METROPOLITAN.

2. Make It Ahead. By Ina Garten. POTTER.


3. Small Victories. By Anne Lamott. RIVERHEAD.

4. 41: A Portrait of My Father. By George W. Bush. CROWN.

5. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book. By Diane Muldrow. GOLDEN.

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

7. Yes Please. By Amy Poehler. DEY STREET.

8. Killing Patton. By Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. HOLT.

9. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. By Marie Kondo. TEN SPEED.

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



1. Orphan Train. By Christina Baker Kline. MORROW.

2. The Best American Short Stories 2014. By Jennifer Egan and Heidi Pitlor. MARINER.

3. Americanah. By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. ANCHOR.

4. Still Life With Bread Crumbs. By Anna Quindlen. RANDOM HOUSE.

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

6. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. BROADWAY.

7. The Martian. By Andy Weir. BROADWAY.

8. The Museum of Extraordinary Things. By Alice Hoffman.SCRIBNER.

9. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. By Gabrielle Zevin. ALGONQUIN.

10. The Ocean at the End of the Lane. By Neil Gaiman. MORROW.


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


2. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.

3. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. VINTAGE.

4. The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2015. OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC.

5. Orr: My Story. By Bobby Orr. BERKLEY.

6. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage. By Ann Patchett. HARPER PERENNIAL.

7. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2015. By Sarah Janssen. WORLD ALMANAC.

8. Provence, 1970. By Luke Barr. POTTER.

9. The Heart of Everything That Is. By Bob Drury and Tom Clavin. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

10. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. By David Sedaris. HACHETTE.

Based on reporting from the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound for the week ended Sunday, Dec. 7.

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