Traverse City Record-Eagle

December 9, 2012

Best Sellers: 12/09/2012


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Northwest Michigan

Hardcover fiction

1. "Black Box" by Michael Connelly, Little, Brown & Company, $27.99

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

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

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. "Paris Wife" by Paula McLain, Ballantine Books, $15

Hardcover nonfiction

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

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

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

Paperback nonfiction

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

2. "TC State Hospital Training School for Nurses" by Virginia M. LeClaire, History Center of Traverse City, $20

3. "Half the Sky" by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Vintage, $15.95

-- Horizon Books


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. "Cloud Atlas" by David Mitchell, Random House, $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. "In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson, Broadway, $16

-- American Booksellers Association