Saturday, October 1, 2011

Los Angeles Times Bestseller List for Fiction: October 2, 2011

1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Two dueling magicians fall under the spell of love.

2. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
A year in the social life of three twenty-somethings set in jazz-age New York City.

3. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
A tale of Ernest Hemingway and his first wife.

4. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
An atmospheric tale of two medical researchers and the many shades of truths they find in the Amazon.

5. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
The complicated nature of relationships revolving around a gifted college baseball player.

6. A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin
The Seven Kingdoms are imperiled again in the fifth "Song of Ice and Fire" book.

7. Pirate King by Laurie R. King
Mary Russell and husband, Sherlock Holmes are plunged into the world of silent films.

8. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
Two alternating stories 50 years apart both leading to the American Museum of Natural History.

9. The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
A story of young Japanese women brought to San Francisco as 'picture brides' nearly a century ago.

10. The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
A twist on the Rapture revolving around those left behind.

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