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Local bestsellers for the week ended May 19



1. James Percival Everett Doubleday

2. Long Island Colm Toibin Scribner

3. The Women Kristin Hannah St. Martin’s Press

4. Table for Two: Fictions Amor Towles Viking

5. Funny Story Emily Henry Berkley

6. All Fours Miranda July Riverhead Books

7. The Paris Novel Ruth Reichl Random House

8. North Woods Daniel Mason Random House

9. The Ministry of Time Kaliane Bradley Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster

10. The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store James McBride Riverhead Books



1. The Demon of Unrest: A Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak, and Heroism at the Dawn of the Civil War Erik Larson Crown

2. An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s Doris Kearns Goodwin Simon & Schuster

3. The Situation Room: The Inside Story of Presidents in Crisis George Stephanopoulos, Lisa Dickey Grand Central

4. The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewriting of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness Jonathan Haidt Penguin Press

5. The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder David Grann Doubleday

6. Say More: Lessons from Work, the White House, and the World Jen Psaki Scribner

7. Somehow: Thoughts on Love Anne Lamott Riverhead Books

8. The Wide Wide Sea: Imperial Ambition, First Contact and the Fateful Final Voyage of Captain James Cook Hampton Sides Doubleday

9. Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays the Rent Judi Dench, Brendan O’Hea St. Martin’s Press

10. The Creative Act: A Way of Being Rick Rubin Penguin Press


1. This Summer Will Be Different Carley Fortune Berkley

2. Happy Place Emily Henry Berkley


3. The Guest Emma Cline Random House

4. A Court of Thorns and Roses Sarah J. Maas Bloomsbury Publishing

5. Just for the Summer Abby Jimenez Forever

6. The Midnight Library Matt Haig Penguin

7. Small Mercies: A Detective Mystery Dennis Lehane Harper Perennial

8. Murder Your Employer: The McMasters Guide to Homicide Rupert Holmes Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster

9. The Lioness of Boston Emily Franklin David R. Godine Publisher

10. Horse Geraldine Brooks Penguin


1. The Backyard Bird Chronicles Amy Tan Knopf

2. The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917-2017 Rashid Khalidi Picador

3. Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom Ilyon Woo 37 Ink

4. Everything I Know About Love: A Memoir Dolly Alderton Harper Perennial

5. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI David Grann Vintage

6. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma Bessel van der Kolk, M. D. Penguin

7. All About Love: New Visions bell hooks Morrow

8. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants Robin Wall Kimmerer Milkweed Editions

9. Poverty, by America Matthew Desmond Crown

10. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom Don Miguel Ruiz Amber-Allen


The New England Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and NEIBA, for the week ended Sunday, May 19, 2024. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org.