Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Chicago Best Sellers for Week Ending September 13

Posted By on 09.16.09 at 02:40 PM

Hardcover Fiction

1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
2. A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
3. Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow
4. South of Broad by Pat Conroy
5. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child
2. Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
3. Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
4. The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008 by Thomas E. Ricks
5. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Paperback Fiction
1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
3. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
4. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
5. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Audrey Niffenegger reads from her new novel, Her Fearful Symmetry, Tuesday, September 29, at the Newberry Library and Wednesday, September 30, at the Swedish American Museum.

Elizabeth Strout reads from her Pulitzer-winning novel, Olive Kitteridge, Sunday, October 4, at the Oak Park Public Library as part of Artrageous! Oak Park.

Paperback Nonfiction

1. My Life in France by Julia Child
2. Choosing Civility: The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct by P.M. Forni
3. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
4. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
5. Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell

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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