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The Maclean’s Bestsellers list: week of Aug. 30

Amy Schumer knocks out a longtime non-fiction number one, while Steven Price hustles up the board to try to steal Harry Potter’s crown


 

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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 (5)
  2. BY GASLIGHT Steven Price (1)
  3. THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD Colson Whitehead 2 (4)
  4. STING Sandra Brown (1)
  5. THREE SISTERS, THREE QUEENS Philippa Gregory 3 (2)
  6. TRULY MADLY GUILTY Liane Moriarty 4 (4)
  7. THE NEST Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney 6 (22)
  8. BULLSEYE James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge 5 (3)
  9. BEFORE THE FALL Noah Hawley 9 (6)
  10. THE BLACK WIDOW Daniel Silva 7 (6)

NON-FICTION 

BOOK NAME Author Last week (Weeks on list)

  1. THE GIRL WITH THE LOWER BACK TATTOO Amy Schumer 2 (2)
  2. WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR Paul Kalanithi 1 (33)
  3. HILLBILLY ELEGY J.D. Vance (1)
  4. THE VIEW FROM THE CHEAP SEATS Neil Gaiman (1)
  5. TRIBE Sebastian Junger 10 (12)
  6. WHITE TRASH Nancy Isenberg 9 (7)
  7. FREEDOM Jaycee Dugard 3 (5)
  8. SHOE DOG Phil Knight 4 (18)
  9. GRIT Angela Duckworth 5 (16)
  10. AMERICAN HEIRESS Jeffrey Toobin 8 (3)

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