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Boston Globe Bestsellers, May 2-May 8

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"The Help" holds steady at No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list.

"The Big Short" once again sits atop the hardcover nonfiction list.

"The Girl Who Played with Fire" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" swap places but repeat their one-two finish atop the paperback fiction list.

"Mennonite in a Little Black Dress" debuts at No. 1 on the paperback nonfiction list.

Click below for the full lists.
Hardcover Fiction

1. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

2. This Body of Death
By Elizabeth George. Harper.

3. The Double Comfort Safari Club
By Alexander McCall Smith. Pantheon.

4. Solar
By Ian McEwan. Nan A. Talese.

5. Deliver Us from Evil
By David Baldacci. Grand Central.

6. Anthill
By Edward O. Wilson. W.W. Norton.

7. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary
By Jeff Kinney. Amulet.

8. Every Last One
By Anna Quindlen. Random House.

9. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid
By Jeff Kinney. Amulet.

10. The Lake Shore Limited
By Sue Miller. Knopf.


Hardcover Nonfiction

1. The Big Short
By Michael Lewis. W.W. Norton.

2. 13 Bankers
By Simon Johnson and James Kwak. Pantheon.

3. Born to Run
By Christopher McDougall. Knopf.

4. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
By Chelsea Handler. Grand Central.

5. Game Change
By John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. Harper.

6. The Bridge
By David Remnick. Knopf.

7. Oprah
By Kitty Kelley. Crown.

8. The Eastern Stars
By Mark Kurlansky. Riverhead.

9. The Happiness Project
By Gretchen Rubin. Harper.

10. The Bedwetter
By Sarah Silverman. Harper.


Paperback Fiction

1. The Girl Who Played with Fire
By Stieg Larsson. Vintage.

2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
By Stieg Larsson. Vintage.

3. Little Bee
By Chris Cleave. Simon & Schuster.

4. Let the Great World Spin
By Colum McCann. Random House.

5. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
By Muriel Barbery. Europa.

6. Apologize, Apologize!
By Elizabeth Kelly. Twelve.

7. Brooklyn
By Colm Toibin. Scribner.

8. A Reliable Wife
By Robert Goolrick. Algonquin.

9. Cutting for Stone
By Abraham Verghese. Vintage.

10. The Last Song
By Nicholas Sparks. Grand Central.


Paperback Nonfiction

1. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
By Rhoda Janzen. Holt.

2. Food Rules
By Michael Pollan. Penguin.

3. Boston Restaurants 2010/2011
By Zagat Survey. Zagat.

4. The Lost City of Z
By David Grann. Vintage.

5. My Horizontal Life
By Chelsea Handler. Bloomsbury USA.

6. Blink
By Malcolm Gladwell. Back Bay.

7. Three Cups of Tea
By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. Penguin.

8. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
By Chelsea Handler. Gallery.

9. The Power of Now
By Eckhart Tolle. New World Library.

10. Eat, Pray, Love
By Elizabeth Gilbert. Penguin.

Source: Boston Area Bookstores

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