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Bestsellers Wed Aug 12 2009

Chicagoland Bestseller List for Week Ending Sunday, August 9

Hardcover Fiction
1. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
3. That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo
4. Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon
5. The Amateurs by Marcus Sakey

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
2. Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
3. Fergie by Ferguson Jenkins
4. Dancing to the Precipice by Caroline Moorhead
5. Catastrophe by Dick Morris

Paperback Fiction
1. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
2. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
3. Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
4. Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
5. Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

Paperback Nonfiction
1. Julie & Julia by Julie Powell
2. My Life in France by Julia Child
3. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
4. When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
5. Ask Me about My Divorce by Candace Walsh

1. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
2. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
3. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
4. Princess Prissypants Wishes the World Pink by Ashley Evans
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Do-It-Yourself by Jeff Kinney

As gathered from 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 by Carl Lennertz.

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