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The Maclean’s Bestsellers list: week of Aug. 16

The newest Potter tops fiction (again), and a new title dethrones Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air on the non-fiction list


 

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FICTION 

BOOK NAME Author Last week (Weeks on list)

    1. HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD J.K. Rowling and Jack Thorne 1 (3)
    2. THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD Colson Whitehead 8 (2)
    3. TRULY MADLY GUILTY Liane Moriarty 3 (2)
    4. BULLSEYE James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (1)
    FIRST COMES LOVE Emily Giffin 4 (5)
    5. THE BLACK WIDOW Daniel Silva 5 (4)
    6. BEFORE THE FALL Noah Hawley 7 (4)
    7. THE GIRLS Emma Cline 2 (11)
    8. THE NEST Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney 6 (20)
    9. END OF WATCH Stephen King 9 (10)
    10. HEROES OF THE FRONTIER Dave Eggers 10 (2)

NON-FICTION 

BOOK NAME Author Last week (Weeks on list)

    1. AMERICAN HEIRESS Jeffrey Toobin (1)
    2. WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR Paul Kalanithi 1 (31)
    3. GRIT Angela Duckworth 7 (14)
    4. SHOE DOG Phil Knight 2 (16)
    5. FREEDOM Jaycee Dugard 4 (3)
    6. WHITE TRASH Nancy Isenberg 9 (5)
    7. THE RAINBOW COMES AND GOES Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt 5 (17)
    8. THE GENE Siddhartha Mukherjee 10 (12)
    9. TRIBE Sebastian Junger 3 (10)
    10. VAN GOGH’S EAR Bernadette Murphy 8 (5)

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