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Boston Globe Bestsellers, May 23-May 29

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"The Help" once again takes the top spot on the hardcover fiction list.

"Women Food and God" unseats "The Big Short" atop the hardcover nonfiction list.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" remains atop the paperback fiction list.

"The Black Swan" shoots to No. 1 on the paperback nonfiction list.

Click below for the full lists.

Hardcover Fiction

1. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

2. Innocent
By Scott Turow. Grand Central.

3. Dead in the Family
By Charlaine Harris. Ace.

4. The Imperfectionists
By Tom Rachman. Dial.

5. The Red Pyramid
By Rick Riordan. Hyperion.

6. Heart of the Matter
By Emily Giffin. St. Martin's.

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

8. Island Beneath the Sea
By Isabel Allende. Harper.

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

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


Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Women Food and God
By Geneen Roth. Scribner.

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

3. War
By Sebastian Junger. Twelve.

4. The Last Stand
By Nathaniel Philbrick. Viking.

5. Strengths Finder 2.0
By Tom Rath. Gallup.

6. Spoken from the Heart
By Laura Bush. Scribner.

7. Operation Mincemeat
By Ben Macintyre. Harmony.

8. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
By Chelsea Handler. Grand Central.

9. Sh*t My Dad Says
By Justin Halpern. It.

10. Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu
By John Updike. Library of America.


Paperback Fiction

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

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

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

4. Tinkers
By Paul Harding. Bellevue.

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

6. Commencement
By J. Courtney Sullivan. Vintage.

7. Try to Remember
By Iris Gomez. Grand Central.

8. Best Friends Forever
By Jennifer Weiner. Washington Square.

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

10. Sarah's Key
By Tatiana de Rosnay. St. Martin's Griffin.


Paperback Nonfiction

1. The Black Swan
By Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Random House.

2. Food Rules
By Michael Pollan. Penguin.

3. Blink
By Malcolm Gladwell. Back Bay.

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

5. The Girls from Ames
By Jeffrey Zaslow. Gotham.

6. The Gardner Heist
By Ulrich Boser. Harper.

7. Predictably Irrational
By Dan Ariely. Harper Perennial.

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

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

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

Source: Boston Area Bookstores

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