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Local bestsellers for the week ending Jan. 16

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound.

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Kerri Maher's "The Paris Bookseller" focuses on Paris in the 1920s and the bookstore that attracted Hemingway and Company

Weston author Kerri Maher captures 1920s Paris and its famed literary expats in ‘The Paris Bookseller’

Just in time for the 100th anniversary of “Ulysses,” comes an ode to its publisher.

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Anne Frank.

Who betrayed Anne Frank? A new book tracks history’s most famous cold case.

Was it the thieving warehouse manager? A suspicious neighbor? A notorious informant? The answer, according to Rosemary Sullivan’s intermittently gripping “The Betrayal of Anne Frank,” is none of the above.

A history of addiction in ‘The Urge’

“The Urge” is one of those hybrid history/memoirs that illuminates an important subject through personal experience. Carl Erik Fisher digs deep into the history of addiction. He uses sociology, literature, criminology, and, yes, psychology, to explore how societal attitudes have fluctuated through the centuries, from condemning addicts as deadbeats to treating addiction as a disease.

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The headquarters of Insys Therapeutics, in Chandler, Ariz., in 2014.

‘The Hard Sell’ is a vivid tale of opioid firm showcased at Boston trial

Author Evan Hughes presents a tightly focused and insightful account of how Insys Therapeutics, a company that went public in the most successful IPO of 2013, ended up a poster child for corporate greed and chicanery.

Lisa Gardner.

Lisa Gardner: She reads for story, not genre

Inspired by her own hiking obsession, best-selling writer Lisa Gardner set her newest, “One Step Too Far,” in the wilds of Wyoming where her anti-heroine Frankie Elkin goes searching for a missing young man. This is the second in Gardner’s newest series about Elkin, a recovering alcoholic obsessed with cracking cold cases. She talked with us about her own reading habits.

After a loss, learning to live

"Tides," Sara Freeman's debut novel, ponders grief and memory.

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Bernardine Evaristo

Bernardine Evaristo manifests ‘Manifesto’

The Booker Prize-winning novelist gets personal with a new memoir about creativity, ambition, and love.