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Chicago Best Seller List for the week ending August 16

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Hardcover Fiction

1. South of Broad by Pat Conroy
2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
3. That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo
4. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larrson
5. Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon

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. Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child
2. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
3. Fergie: My Life From the Cubs to Cooperstown by Ferguson Jenkins
4. The Slippery Year: A Meditation on Happily Ever After by Melanie Gideon
5. Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

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 Barrows
5. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

Paperback Nonfiction

1. My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme
2. Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell
3. When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
4. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson
5. The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

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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