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Bestsellers Fri Apr 17 2009

Chicagoland Bestseller List for Week Ending Sunday, April 12

Stores reporting this week: Anderson's Bookshop; Read Between the Lynes; The Book Cellar; Lake Forest Books; The Bookstall at Chestnut Court; The Book Table; the Seminary Co-op Bookstores; and Women and Children First.

Hardcover Fiction
1. Laura Rider's Masterpiece by Jane Hamilton
2. The Women by T.C. Boyle
3. 2666 by Roberto Bolano
4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
and Annie Barrows
5. The Help by Katherine Stockett

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
2. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey
3. Liberty and Tyranny by Mark Levin
4. The Other Side of Paradise by Staceyann Chin
5. My Bookie Wook by Russell Brand

Paperback Fiction
1. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
2. The Commoner by John B. Schwartz
3. American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
4. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
5. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Paperback Nonfiction
1. Infidel by Ali Ayaan Hirsi
2. Bonk by Mary Roach
3. Climbing the Mango Tree by Madhur Jaffrey
4. Nudge by Richard Thaler
5. Several (Tie)

1. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
2. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
3. The Dot by Peter Reynolds
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
5. Several (Tie)

[Data gathered by Carl Lennertz of HarperCollins.]

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