Local bestsellers for the week ending 5/20



1. Warlight Michael Ondaatje KNOPF

2. A Gentleman in Moscow Amor Towles VIKING

3. CirceMadeline Miller LITTLE BROWN


4. The Mars Room Rachel Kushner SCRIBNER

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5. The Overstory Richard Powers NORTON

6. Little Fires EverywhereCeleste Ng PENGUIN PRESS

7. The Only StoryJulian Barnes KNOPF

8. The Female PersuasionMeg Wolitzer RIVERHEAD


9. Love and Ruin Paula McLain BALLANTINE

10. The Great Alone Kristin Hannah ST. MARTIN’S 



1. The Soul of America Jon Meacham RANDOM HOUSE

2. How to Change Your Mind Michael Pollan PENGUIN PRESS


3. Assume the WorstCarl Hiaasen, Roz Chast (Illus.) KNOPF

4. Educated Tara Westover RANDOM HOUSE

5. A Higher Loyalty James Comey FLATIRON

6. The PerfectionistsSimon Winchester HARPER

7. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Neil deGrasse Tyson NORTON

8. Barracoon Zora Neale Hurston AMISTAD PRESS

9. I'll Be Gone in the Dark Michelle McNamara HARPER

10. The Hidden Life of Trees Peter Wohlleben GREYSTONE BOOKS




1. Pachinko Min Jin Lee GRAND CENTRAL

2. Sing, Unburied, Sing Jesmyn Ward SCRIBNER

3. Anything Is Possible Elizabeth Strout RANDOM HOUSE

4. The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood ANCHOR

5. Into the Water Paula Hawkins RIVERHEAD

6. All the Light We Cannot SeeAnthony Doerr SCRIBNER

7. Norse Mythology Neil Gaiman NORTON

8. Exit West Mohsin Hamid RIVERHEAD

9. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness Arundhati Roy VINTAGE

10. Magpie Murders Anthony Horowitz HARPER PERENNIAL


1. Hillbilly Elegy J.D. Vance HARPER

2. Killers of the Flower Moon David Grann VINTAGE

3. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Yuval Noah Harari HARPER PERENNIAL

4. You Are a Badass Jen Sincero RUNNING PRESS

5. Why Buddhism Is TrueRobert Wright S&S

6. Just Mercy Bryan Stevenson SPIEGEL & GRAU

7. Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape CultureRoxane Gay HARPER PERENNIAL

8. The American Spirit David McCullough S&S

9. Churchill and OrwellThomas E. Ricks PENGUIN

10. Venturegirls: Raising Girls to Be Tomorrow's Leaders Cristal Glangchai HARPER 

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound for the week ended Sunday, May 20, 2018. For an independent bookstore near you, visit

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