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Local Bestsellers June 18-24

Posted by guest  June 29, 2012 10:48 AM

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The bestselling hardcover fiction book this week was Canada by Richard Ford.

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen and Wild by Cheryl Strayed tied for first place in hardcover nonfiction.

E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey topped the paperback fiction list.

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larsen took the top spot for paperback nonfiction.

Read on for the complete lists.

HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Canada. By Richard Ford. ECCO.
2. Mission to Paris. By Alan Furst. RANDOM HOUSE.
3. Mockingjay. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
4. Bring Up the Bodies. By Hilary Mantel. HENRY HOLT.
5. Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. CROWN.
6. (tie) The Red House. By Mark Haddon. DOUBLEDAY.
6. Hologram for the King. By Dave Eggers. MCSWEENEY’S.
8. Catching Fire. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
9. Calico Joe. By John Grisham. DOUBLEDAY.
10. The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. By Nichole Bernier. CROWN.

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. (tie) Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake. By Anna Quindlen. RANDOM HOUSE.
1. Wild. By Cheryl Strayed. KNOPF.
3. (tie)Price of Inequality. By John E. Stiglitz. W.W. NORTON & COMPANY.
3. American Sniper. By Chris Kyle. WILLIAM MORROW.
5. The Passage of Power. By Robert Caro. KNOPF.
6. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.
7. Fenway Park at 100. By Bill Nowlin and Jim Prime. SPORTS.
8. Thinking Fast and Slow. By Daniel Kahneman. FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX.
9. American Tapestry. By Rachel L. Swarns. AMISTAD.
10. This is Water. By David Foster Wallace. LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY.

PAPERBACK FICTION
1. Fifty Shades of Grey. By E. L. James. VINTAGE.
2. The Sense of an Ending. By Julian Barnes. VINTAGE.
3. Wolf Hall. By Hilary Mantel. PICADOR.
4. Fifty Shades Darker. By E. L. James. VINTAGE.
5. Fifty Shades Freed. By E. L. James. VINTAGE.
6. State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. HARPER PERENNIAL.
7. The Art of Fielding. By Chad Harbach. BACK BAY.
8. Caleb's Crossing. By Geraldine Brooks. PENGUIN.
9. The Hunger Games. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
10. Maine. By J. Courtney Sullivan. VINTAGE.

PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. In the Garden of Beasts. By Erik Larson. BROADWAY.
2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. By Rebecca Skloot. BROADWAY.
3. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. REAGAN ARTHUR/BACK BAY.
4. The Greater Journey. By David McCullough. SIMON & SCHUSTER.
5. (tie) Turn Right at Machu Picchu. PLUME.
5. Blue Nights. By Joan Didion. VINTAGE.
7. (tie) Mayor of Castro Street. By Randy Shilts. ST. MARTIN’S GRIFFIN.
7. Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness. By Alexandra Fuller. PENGUIN.
7. I is an Other. By James Geary. HARPER PERENNIAL.
7. Waiting for Mermaids. By Sue Welford. OXFORD UNIVERSITY.

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