Saturday, October 8, 2011

Los Angeles Times Bestseller List for Fiction: October 9, 2011

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

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

3. Reamde by Neal Stephenson
A former marijuana smuggler is at the center of a recently hacked online game in this techno thriller.

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

6. We the Animals by Justin Torres
The ties that bond three brothers through their dysfunctional childhood.

7. Everything On It by Shel Silverstein
New drawings and poems left behind by the late author.

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

9. Train Dreams by Denis Johnson
The struggle of a day laborer in the American West at the start of the twentieth century.

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

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