Here are last week’s local bestsellers according to Copperfield’s Books:
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel, by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows.
A novel in letters describing life on the Channel Islands during German occupation.
The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel, by Garth Stein.
Dog gleans wisdom from the topsy-turvy life of his race car-driving master.
New Moon: A Novel, by Stephenie Meyer.
Book Two in the Twilight series.
Olive Kitteridge: Stories, by Elizabeth Strout.
Powerful linked stories about grief and connectedness in a town on the Maine coast.
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: A Novel, by Stieg Larsson.
A journalist and his punk prodigy investigate the disappearance of a woman forty years ago.
Glenn Beck’s Common Sense.
The political commentator speaks his mind
Netherland: A Novel, by Joseph O’Neill.
When his wife leaves, a young banker living in NY through 9/11 finds solace in the company of immigrants.
The Elegance of the Hedgehog: A Novel, by Muriel Barbery.
A Parisian apartment building is the setting for ruminations on beauty and life by the 54-year-old woman concierge and a 12-year-old tenant.
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies: A Novel, by Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith,
The undead roam Hertfordshire and the Bennets are having none of it.
Unaccustomed Earth: Stories, by Jhumpa Lahiri.
Short stories explore the divide between the first and second generations of Indian-American immigrants.