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
Turn of Mind
Alice LaPlante

Dance with Dragons
George R. R. Martin

Karin Slaughter

The Paris Wife
Paula McClain

We All Fall Down
Michael Harvey

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

Click here to read books blogger Helen Kossler’s interview with author Dr. David Ansell.

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

Go the F**k to Sleep
Adam Mansbach

Carthage Must Be Destroyed
Richard Miles

Laura Hillenbrand

Paperback Fiction
The Help
Kathryn Stockett

A Feast for Crows
George R. R. Martin

A Storm of Swords
George R. R. Martin

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
Charles Yu

Emma Donoghue

Paperback Nonfiction
Unlikely Friendships
Jennifer Holland

Oak Park: The Evolution of a Village
David Sokol

Click here to read books blogger Helen Kossler’s take on Oak Park: the Evolution of a Village.

Malcolm Gladwell

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot

Sex at Dawn
Christopher Ryan

Young Adult and Children’s Books
The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins

The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Jeff Kinney

Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs

Cigars of the Pharaoh

Lake Theatre’s top attended movies of the weekend

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1. Rise of the Planet of the Ape’s







2. Crazy, Stupid, Love







3. The Smurfs







4. Cowboys & Aliens







5. The Change-Up







6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2







7. Captain America

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