Hawkins’ 'Train' runs over Brown’s record

Hawkins’ 'Train' runs over Brown’s record

Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train (Doubleday) has become the title with the longest run as an Original Fiction number one since records began. Last week, Hawkins’ book spent its 20th non-consecutive week atop Original Fiction, eclipsing the previous record of 19 weeks set by Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol (Bantam).    

With 7,280 copies sold through Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market last week, The Girl on the Train easily claimed the Original Fiction crown; Karin Slaughter’s Pretty Girls (Century) was in second place with 3,770 units sold. The trade paperback edition of The Girl on ...

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