Traverse City Record-Eagle

February 3, 2013

Bestsellers: 02/03/2013


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Northwest Michigan Hardcover fiction

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

2. "Chickadees at Night" by Bill Smith, illustrations by Charles Murphy, Sleeptyime Press, $18.95

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

Paperback fiction

1. "Simmer Down Mr. C" by Scott Bitely, Ambassador International, $13.99

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

3. "Death Comes to Pemberley" by P.D. James, Vintage, $15

Hardcover nonfiction

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

2. "Leading Change" by John P. Kotter, Harvard Business Review Press, $28

3. "Higher Call" by Adam Makos & Larry Alexander, Berkley, $26.95

Paperback nonfiction

1. "Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey Into the Afterlife" by Eben Alexander, Simon & Schuster, $15.99

2. "Waist Away" by Mary Clifton, M.D. & Chelsea Clifton, M.D., Doctor Doctor Press, $14.95

3. "Lost in Shangri-La" by Mitchell Zuckoff, Harper Perennial, $15.99

-- Horizon Books

National Hardcover fiction

1. "Tenth of December: Stories" by George Saunders, Random House, $26

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

3. "A Memory of Light" by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $34.99

Paperback fiction

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

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

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

Hardcover nonfiction

1. "My Beloved World" by Sonia Sotomayor, Knopf, $27.95

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

2. "Team of Rivals" by Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S, $21

3. "Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey," The Countess of Carnarvon, Broadway, $15.99

-- American Booksellers Association