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

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Hardcover Fiction
A Dance with Dragons
George R. R. Martin

The State of Wonder
Ann Patchett

A Death in Summer
Benjamin Black

The Paris Wife
Paula McLain

Stone Arabia
Dana Spiotta

Hardcover Nonfiction
County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago’s Public Hospital
David Ansell

Go the F**k to Sleep
Adam Mansbach

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin
Erik Larson

Hometown Architect: The Complete Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois
Patrick Cannon

The Chicago Homegrown Cookbook: Local Food, Local Restaurants, Local Recipe
Heather Lalley

Paperback Fiction
The Help
Kathryn Stockett

A Game of Thrones
George R. R. Martin

Emma Donoghue

Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese

A Clash of Kings
George R. R. Martin

Paperback Nonfiction
Oak Park: The Evolution of a Village
David Sokol

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot

The Disappearing Spoon
Sam Kean

Malcolm Gladwell

Medium Raw
Anthony Bourdain

Young Adult and Children’s Books
Should I Share My Ice Cream
Mo Willems

Catching Fire
Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins

Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs

Lake Theatre’s top attended movies of the weekend


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1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2








2. Horrible Bosses








3. Transformers: Dark of the Moon








4. Midnight in Paris








5. Zookeeper

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