Chicago Best Sellers for week ending October 18 | Bleader

Chicago Best Sellers for week ending October 18

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Hardcover Fiction

1. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
2. Hardball by Sara Paretsky
3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
4. The Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
5. The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt

Note: If you had tickets for Lorrie Moore's November 7 Chicago Humanities Festival appearance, that's been canceled.

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. True Compass: A Memoir by Edward M. Kennedy
2. Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son by Michael Chabon
3. Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne
4. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
5. Read My Pins: Stories From a Diplomat's Jewel Box by Madeleine Albright

Paperback Fiction

1. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
2. Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan
3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
4. Indignation by Philip Roth
5. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Paperback Nonfiction

1. The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell
2. This Is Not a Book by Keri Smith
3. In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan
4. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steve D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
5. My Life in France by Julia Child

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.

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