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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