Chicago Best Sellers for Week Ending October 25

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Hardcover Fiction

1. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
3. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
4. Hardball by Sara Paretsky
5. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood reads from The Year of the Flood on November 6 at DePaul's Merle Reskin Theatre.

Audrey Niffenegger discusses Her Fearful Symmetry on November 19 at the Harold Washington Library Center.

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
2. When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women From 1960 to the Present by Gail Collins
3. Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne
4. Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
5. True Compass: A Memoir by Edward M. Kennedy

Paperback Fiction

1. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
3. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
5. Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay

Paperback Nonfiction

1. American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, and the Birth of Hollywood by Howard Blum
2. The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell
3. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
4. The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman
5. Julia's Kitchen Wisdom: Essential Techniques and Recipes From a Lifetime of Cooking 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, the Seminary Co-op Bookstore, and Women & Children First.

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