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
State of Wonder
Ann Patchett

The Paris Wife
Paula McClain

Family Fang
Kevin Wilson

Rules of Civility
Amor Towles

Turn of Mind
Alice LaPlante

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

1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
Charles Mann

Tina Fey

Paperback Fiction
The Help
Kathryn Stockett

A Visit from the Goon Squad
Jennifer Egan

A Storm of Swords
George R. R. Martin

Emma Donoghue

Borkmann’s Point
Hakan Nesser

Paperback Nonfiction
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot

F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Questions
Richard Benson

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.

UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record
Leslie Kean

Malcolm Gladwell

Young Adult and Children’s Books
Catching Fire
Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins

Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie

The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Jeff Kinney

Lake Theatre’s top attended movies of the weekend

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1. The Help







2. Rise of the Planet of the Ape’s







3. Crazy, Stupid, Love







4. The Smurfs







5. Cowboys & Aliens







6. Captain America







7. The Change-Up







8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

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