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The Books Inc. hardcover fiction best-seller list
Discovery of Witches

1. Three Stages of Amazement:
A Novel, by Carol Edgarian
2. When the Killing's Done: A Novel, by T.C. Boyle
3. The Tiger's Wife: A Novel, by Téa Obreht
4. The Wise Man's Fear: Kingkiller Chronicles Day 2,
by Patrick Rothfuss
5. The Paris Wife: A Novel, by Paula McLain
6. Room, by Emma Donoghue
7. A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness
8. Sing You Home, by Jodi Picoult
9. Swamplandia!, by Karen Russell
10. Murder in Passy: An Aimee Leduc Investigation, by Cara Black

Books Inc. manager's picks


The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement, by David Brooks
With a great mixture of sociology and the science of the brain, Brooks follows a couple through all stages of life to explore and examine the creation of emotions and character. Wildly interesting. A runaway bestseller and a must-read for our times.


The Tiger’s Wife: A Novel, by Téa Obreht
A remarkably weaved story of a young woman’s search through family lore and superstition for the meaning of her grandfather’s death. While treating orphan children in a war-torn county, it becomes clear there is more going on than what the outwardly good-natured natives show. A most beautiful novel.

The Paris Wife: A Novel, by Paula McLain
Jazz Age Paris. Ernest Hemingway. Love affairs. Betrayal. What more do you need? A wonderfully written novel surrounding Hemingway and the Lost Generation (F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, and others), the making of Hemingway’s novel The Sun Also Rises, and his amazing love affair with Hadley Richardson.

Kids’ book of the month

The Girl Who Could Fly, by Victoria Forester
In the face of disapproving parents, a manipulative boy genius, and a lying headmistress, Piper finds the strength to remain true to herself. Both a rousing adventure story and a heartbreaking tale of friendship and betrayal, Forester’s novel is an exciting and emotional read that never lets up. 
                                                                                                        – Anna Logan

Rich Ciccotelli is the manager of Books Inc. in the Marina. The best-seller list is based on sales in Books Inc.’s stores in the Marina and Laurel Village during the first three weeks of March.

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