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The Maclean’s Bestsellers list: week of Aug. 23

Surprise surprise: Harry Potter takes the fiction crown again, while a new Amy Schumer book soars to the top of 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, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany 1 (4)
  2. THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD Colson Whitehead 2 (3)
  3. THREE SISTERS, THREE QUEENS Philippa Gregory (1)
  4. TRULY MADLY GUILTY Liane Moriarty 3 (3)
  5. BULLSEYE James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge 4 (2)
  6. THE NEST Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney 8 (21)
  7. THE BLACK WIDOW Daniel Silva 5 (5)
  8. END OF WATCH Stephen King 9 (11)
  9. BEFORE THE FALL Noah Hawley 6 (5)
  10. THE GIRLS Emma Cline 7 (12)

NON-FICTION 

BOOK NAME Author Last week (Weeks on list)

  1. WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR Paul Kalanithi 2 (32)
  2. THE GIRL WITH THE LOWER BACK TATTOO Amy Schumer (1)
  3. FREEDOM Jaycee Dugard 5 (4)
  4. SHOE DOG Phil Knight 4 (17)
  5. GRIT Angela Duckworth 3 (15)
  6. THE HOUSE BY THE LAKE Thomas Harding (1)
  7. THE RAINBOW COMES AND GOES Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt 7 (18)
  8. AMERICAN HEIRESS Jeffrey Toobin 1 (2)
  9. WHITE TRASH Nancy Isenberg 6 (6)
  10. TRIBE Sebastian Junger 9 (11)

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