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Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers (Book Sense)



Flight Behavior 
   
    by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper, ISBN: 9780062124265); Last week: 1; Weeks on List: 4 "Kingsolver's powerful new novel about the complexities of modern life in rural Appalachia is a November 2012 Indie Next List Great Read."


The Round House 
   
    by Louise Erdrich (Harper, ISBN: 9780062065247); Last week: 2; Weeks on List: 8 "The masterful new novel by the author of The Plague of Doves is an October 2012 Indie Next List Great Read and the winner of the 2012 National Book Award for Fiction."


Gone Girl 
   
    by Gillian Flynn (Crown, ISBN: 9780307588364); Last week: 3; Weeks on List: 25 "Flynn's new thriller about a marriage gone terribly wrong is a June 2012 Indie Next List Great Read."


The Black Box 
   
    by Michael Connelly (Little Brown, ISBN: 9780316069434); Weeks on List: 1 "Harry Bosch searches for the "black box," the one piece of evidence that will pull an unsolved murder mystery together. A December 2012 Indie Next List Great Read."


Dear Life 
   
    by Alice Munro (Knopf, ISBN: 9780307596888); Last week: 6; Weeks on List: 3 "A brilliant new collection of stories from one of the most acclaimed and beloved writers of our time."


Sweet Tooth 
   
    by Ian McEwan (Nan A. Talese, ISBN: 9780385536820); Last week: 4; Weeks on List: 3 "McEwan's wonderfully witty novel of betrayal and intrigue is a November 2012 Indie Next List Great Read."


The Casual Vacancy 
   
    by J.K. Rowling (Little Brown, ISBN: 9780316228534); Last week: 5; Weeks on List: 9 "Rowling's darkly comic and thought provoking first novel for adults."


Cold Days 
   
    by Jim Butcher (Roc, ISBN: 9780451464408); Weeks on List: 1 "A riveting new Dresden Files novel by the bestselling author of Ghost Story."


The Racketeer 
   
    by John Grisham (Doubleday, ISBN: 9780385535144); Last week: 7; Weeks on List: 5 "A federal judge is murdered, and an imprisoned former attorney knows who is responsible in Grisham's latest legal thriller."


The Art Forger 
   
    by B.A. Shapiro (Algonquin, ISBN: 9781616201326); Last week: 9; Weeks on List: 4 "Shapiro's dazzling literary thriller is a November 2012 Indie Next List Great Read."


Winter of the World 
   
    by Ken Follett (Dutton, ISBN: 9780525952923); Last week: 13; Weeks on List: 10 "Follett's epic follow-up to Fall of Giants is the second book of his Century Trilogy."


A Thousand Mornings 
   
    by Mary Oliver (Penguin Press, ISBN: 9781594204777); Last week: 14; Weeks on List: 6 "In her new collection of poems, Oliver opens our eyes to the mysteries of our daily experience."


The Forgotten 
   
    by David Baldacci (Grand Central, ISBN: 9780446573054); Last week: 11; Weeks on List: 2 "Army Special Agent John Puller investigates the murder of his aunt in Baldacci's latest thriller."


Notorious Nineteen 
   
    by Janet Evanovich (Bantam, ISBN: 9780345527745); Last week: 8; Weeks on List: 2 "An irresistible new Stephanie Plum novel by the bestselling author of Explosive Eighteen."


This Is How You Lose Her 
   
    by Junot Díaz (Riverhead, ISBN: 9781594487361); Last week: 10; Weeks on List: 11 "A new collection of stories by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao."
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