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The Maclean’s Bestsellers list: week of Aug. 2

Paul Kalanithi tops the non-fiction list (again), and the latest Harry Potter crushes the competition on the 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)
  2. THE GIRLS Emma Cline 1 (9)
  3. THE BLACK WIDOW Daniel Silva 3 (2)
  4. FIRST COMES LOVE Emily Giffin 2 (4)
  5. BEFORE THE FALL Noah Hawley 10 (2)
  6. THE NEST Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney 7 (18)
  7. MAGIC Danielle Steel 5 (3)
  8. END OF WATCH Stephen King 4 (8)
  9. THE GAMES James Patterson and Mark Sullivan 8 (4)
  10. BARKSKINS Annie Proulx 6 (7)

NON-FICTION 

BOOK NAME Author Last week (Weeks on list)

  1. WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR Paul Kalanithi 1 (29)
  2. GRIT Angela Duckworth 5 (12)
  3. VAN GOGH’S EAR Bernadette Murphy 2 (3)
  4. THE IDIOT BRAIN Dean Burnett 10 (2)
  5. SHOE DOG Phil Knight 7 (14)
  6. THE GENE Siddhartha Mukherjee 8 (10)
  7. FREEDOM Jaycee Dugard (1)
  8. THE RAINBOW COMES AND GOES Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt 3 (15)
  9. TRIBE Sebastian Junger 9 (9)
  10. WHITE TRASH Nancy Isenberg 6 (4)

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