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


By Jonathan Franzen



By Emma Donoghue


Getting to Happy

By Terry McMillan


The Instructions

By Adam Levin


Fall of Giants

By Ken Follett


Hardcover Nonfiction

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

By Jon Stewart


Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary

By David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illustrator)


At Home: A Short History of Private Life

By Bill Bryson

The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values

By Sam Harris

In with the Devil: A Fallen Hero, a Serial Killer, and a Dangerous Bargain for Redemption

By James Keene, Hillel Levin

Paperback Fiction

The Girl Who Played with Fire

By Stieg Larsson

Little Bee

By Chris Cleave

A Gate at the Stairs

By Lorrie Moore

The Humbling

By Philip Roth

Wolf Hall

By Hilary Mantel

Paperback Nonfiction

The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal

By Ben Mezrich

Cahokia: Ancient America’s Great City on the Mississippi

By Timothy R. Pauketat

History of Beauty

By Umberto Eco (Editor)

In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect

By Ronald Kessler

Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the FinancialSystem–and Themselves

By Andrew Ross Sorkin

Young Adult and Children’s Books

Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion (Hardcover)

By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)

The Hunger Games (Paperback)

By Suzanne Collins

We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) (Hardcover)

By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)

Can I Play Too? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) (Hardcover)

By Mo Willems,Mo Willems (Illustrator)

Guinness World Records 2011 (Hardcover)

By Guinness World Records

Lake Theatre’s top attended movies of the weekend

1. The Social Network

2. Secretariat

3. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

4. The Town

5. Legends of the Guardians 3-D

6. My Soul to Take 3-D

7. Never Let Me Go

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