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Boston Globe Bestsellers, May 9-May 15

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"The Help" holds firm atop the hardcover fiction list.

"The Big Short" stays at No. 1 on the hardcover nonfiction list.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" returns to No. 1 on the paperback fiction list, knocking "The Girl Who Played with Fire" back to No. 2.

"The Gardner Heist" surges to No. 1 on the paperback nonfiction list.

Click below for the full lists.
Hardcover Fiction

1. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

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

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

4. Burned
By P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. St. Martin's Griffin.

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

6. The 9th Judgment
By James Patterson and
Maxine Paetro. Little, Brown.

7. 2 in the Hat
By Raffi Yessayan. Ballantine.

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

9. The Last Time I Saw You
By Elizabeth Berg. Random House.

10. Imperfect Birds
By Anne Lamott. Riverhead.


Hardcover Nonfiction

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

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

3. The Happiness Project
By Gretchen Rubin. Harper.

4. The Bridge
By David Remnick. Knopf.

5. Eaarth
By Bill McKibben. Times.

6. The Bedwetter
By Sarah Silverman. Harper.

7. Parisians
By Graham Robb. W.W. Norton.

8. Confidence Game
By Christine S. Richard. Bloomberg.

9. Born to Run
By Christopher McDougall. Knopf.

10. The Checklist Manifesto
By Atul Gawande. Metropolitan.


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

5. Brooklyn
By Colm Toibin. Scribner.

6. Cutting for Stone
By Abraham Verghese. Vintage.

7. Savor the Moment
By Nora Roberts. Berkley.

8. The Family Man
By Elinor Lipman. Mariner.

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

10. The Alchemist
By Paulo Coelho. HarperCollins.


Paperback Nonfiction

1. The Gardner Heist
By Ulrich Boser. Harper.

2. Liar's Poker
By Michael Lewis. W.W. Norton.

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

4. Food Rules
By Michael Pollan. Penguin.

5. Blink
By Malcolm Gladwell. Back Bay.

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

7. A People's History of the United States
By Howard Zinn. Harper Perennial.

8. The Age of Wonder
By Richard Holmes. Vintage.

9. The Blind Side
By Michael Lewis. W.W. Norton.

10. Freakonomics
By Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. Harper Perennial.

Source: Boston Area Bookstores.

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