Traverse City Record-Eagle

Life

December 30, 2012

Best-sellers: 12/30/2012

Northwest Michigan

Hardcover fiction

1. "Chickadees at Night" by Bill O. Smith, Sleepytime Press, $18.85

2. "River Swimmer" by Jim Harrison, Grove Press, $25

3. "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $28.99

Paperback fiction

1. "Story of Beautiful Girl" by Rachael Simon, Grand Central Publishing, $12

2. "Fall of Giants" by Ken Follett, Signet Books, $9.95

3. "Lief of Pi" by Yann Martel, Mariner Books, $15.95

Hardcover nonfiction

1. "Grand Traverse: The Civil War Era" by John C. Mitchell, Suttons Bay Publications, $24.95

2. "Barefoot Contessa: Foolproof" by Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35

3. "Help, Thanks, Wow" by Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $17.95

Paperback nonfiction

1. "Proof of Heaven" by Eben Alexander, M.D., Simon & Schuster, $15.99

2. "Glass Castle" by Jeanette Walls, Simon & Schuster, $16

3. "Horse Soldiers" by Doug Stanton, Scribner, $18

-- Horizon Books

National

Hardcover fiction

1. "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $28.99

2. "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn, Crown, $25

3. "The Casual Vacancy" by J.K. Rowling, Little Brown, $35

Paperback fiction

1. "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel, Mariner, $15.95

2. "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain, Ballantine, $15

3. "Wolf Hall" by Hilary Mantel, Picador, $16

Hardcover nonfiction

1. "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power" by Jon Meacham, Random House, $35

2. "Help, Thanks, Wow" by Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $17.95

3. "Barefoot Contessa: Foolproof" by Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35

Paperback nonfiction

1. "Team of Rivals" by Doris Kerns Goodwin, S&S, $21

2. "Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey Into the Afterlife" by Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $15.99

3. "Unlikely Friendships" by Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95

-- American Booksellers Association

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