Traverse City Record-Eagle

Life

December 16, 2012

Bestsellers: 12/16/2012

Northwest Michigan Hardcover fiction

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

2. "Smudge and the Book of Mistakes" by Gloria Whelan, Sleeping Bear Press, $17.95

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

Paperback fiction

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

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

3. "Cruelest Month" by Aaron Stander, Createspace, $15.95

Hardcover nonfiction

1. "The Winged Wheel" by Rob Simpson, Wiley, $34.95

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

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. "Infidel" by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Free Press, $15.99

3. "Historic Christmas Tree Ship" by Rochelle Pennington, Pathways Press, $17.95

-- Horizon Books

National Hardcover fiction

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

2. "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich, Harper, $27.99

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

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. "I Could Pee on This" by Francesco Marciuliano, Chronicle, $12.95

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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