The Book Table’s bestsellers of the week for Hardcover Fiction, Hardcover Nonfiction, Paperback Fiction, Paperback Nonfiction and Young Adult and Children’s Books:

Hardcover Fiction

Skating Around the Law: A Mystery

By Joelle Charbonneau



By Jonathan Franzen



By Emma Donoghue


Fall of Giants

By Ken Follett


Getting to Happy

By Terry McMillan

Hardcover Nonfiction

The Grace of Silence: A Memoir

By Michele Norris


Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary

By David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illustrator)


The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race

By Jon Stewart


Obama’s Wars

By Bob Woodward


Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything

By Geneen Roth

Paperback Fiction

A Gate at the Stairs

By Lorrie Moore


The Girl Who Played with Fire

By Stieg Larsson


Cutting for Stone

By Abraham Verghese


Await Your Reply

By Dan Chaon


The Lacuna

By Barbara Kingsolver


Paperback Nonfiction


By Dave Eggers


Cahokia: Ancient America’s Great City on the Mississippi

By Timothy R. Pauketat


The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America

By Timothy Egan


Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City

By Nelson Johnson, Terence Winter (Foreword by)


The Case for God

By Karen Armstrong


Young Adult and Children’s Books

The Hunger Games (Paperback)

By Suzanne Collins


Mockingjay (Hardcover)

By Suzanne Collins


Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion (Hardcover)

By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)


Guinness World Records 2011 (Hardcover)

By Guinness World Records


It’s a Book (Hardcover)

By Lane Smith

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