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

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

By David Mitchell

Our Kind of Traitor

By John le Carre

The Instructions

By Adam Levin

Hardcover Nonfiction

The America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook: A New, Healthier Way to Cook Everything from America’s Most Trusted Test Kit

By Editors at America’s Test Kitchen

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary

By David Sedaris, Ian Falconer

At Home: A Short History of Private Life

By Bill Bryson

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

By Jon Stewart

Atlas of Remote Islands

By Judith Schalansky, Christine Lo

Paperback Fiction

A Gate at the Stairs

By Lorrie Moore

Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel

By Jeannette Walls

The Finkler Question

By Howard Jacobson

The Corrections

By Jonathan Franzen

The Lacuna

By Barbara Kingsolver

Paperback Nonfiction

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America

By Erik Larson

Awkward Family Photos

By Mike Bender, Doug Chernack

Bicycle Diaries

By David Byrne

Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud, a Memoir

By Cornel West

Cahokia: Ancient America’s Great City on the Mississippi

By Timothy R. Pauketat

Young Adult and Children’s Books

The Heroes of Olympus, The, Book One: Lost Hero (Hardcover)

By Rick Riordan

The Book Thief (Paperback)

By Markus Zusak

The Hunger Games (Paperback)

By Suzanne Collins

The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future (Hardcover)

By Dav Pilkey

Late for School (Hardcover)

By Steve Martin, C. F. Payne

Lake Theatre’s top attended movies of the weekend

1. Red

2. Jackass 3-D

3. The Social Network

4. Secretariat

5. Wall Street 2

6. The Town

7. Legend of the Guardians

8. My Soul to Take

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