Chicago Best Seller List for the week ending August 9 | Bleader

Chicago Best Seller List for the week ending August 9


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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

[Note: Russo is scheduled to discuss That Old Cape Magic as part of the Writers on the Record series on Wednesday, September 23, at 6 PM at the Harold Washington Library Center.]

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
2. Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
3. Fergie: My Life From the Cubs to Cooperstown by Ferguson Jenkins
4. Dancing to the Precipice: The Life of Lucie de la Tour du Pin, Eyewitness to an Era by Caroline Moorhead
5. Catastrophe by Dick Morris

Paperback Fiction

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

Paperback Nonfiction

1. Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell
2. My Life in France by Julia Child
3. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson
4. When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
5. Ask Me About My Divorce: Women Open Up About Moving On by Candace Walsh

[Note: Walsh is scheduled to discuss Ask Me About My Divorce on Sunday, August 23, at 4:30 PM at Women & Children First.]

List courtesy of Carl Lennertz at HarperCollins, as gathered from Anderson's Bookshop, the Book Cellar, the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, the Book Table, 57th Street Books, Lake Forest Books, Read Between the Lynes, and Women & Children First.