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Local bestsellers



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

2. The Boston Girl. By Anita Diamant. SCRIBNER.

3. Blue Horses. By Mary Oliver. PENGUIN.

4. Redeployment. By Phil Klay. PENGUIN.

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

6. Revival. By Stephen King. SCRIBNER.

7. Gray Mountain. By John Grisham. DOUBLEDAY.

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

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

10. Leaving Time. By Jodi Picoult. BALLANTINE.


1. Being Mortal. By Atul Gawande. METROPOLITAN.

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

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


4. Small Victories. By Anne Lamott. RIVERHEAD.

5. Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant.


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

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

8. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. By Marie Kondo.

9. 41: A Portrait of My Father. By George W. Bush. CROWN.

10. The Innovators. By Walter Isaacson. SIMON & SCHUSTER.



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

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

3. Americanah. By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. ANCHOR.

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

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

6. The Martian. By Andy Weir. BROADWAY.

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

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

9. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. BROADWAY.

10. My Brilliant Friend. By Elena Ferrante. EUROPA.


1. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.

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

3. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. VINTAGE.


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

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

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

7. George Washington’s Secret Six. By Brian Kilmeade
& Don Yaeger. SENTINEL.

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

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

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

Based on reporting from the Independent Booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and Indiebound for the week ended Sunday, December 14.

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