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Boston Globe Bestsellers, May 16-May 22

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"The Help" remains entrenched at No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list.

"The Big Short" continues its reign at No. 1 on the hardcover nonfiction list.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and "The Girl Who Played with Fire" stay firm at Nos. 1 and 2, continuing the late Stieg Larsson's double domination of the paperback fiction list.

"Mennonite in a Little Black Dress" returns to the top of the paperback nonfiction list.

Click below for the full lists.

Hardcover Fiction

1. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

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

3. The Imperfectionists
By Tom Rachman. Dial.

4. Innocent
By Scott Turow. Grand Central.

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

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

7. The Red Pyramid
By Rick Riordan. Hyperion.

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

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

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


Hardcover Nonfiction

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

2. The Last Stand
By Nathaniel Philbrick. Viking.

3. Mom
Edited by Dave Isay. Penguin.

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

5. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
By Chelsea Handler. Grand Central.

6. This Time Together
By Carol Burnett. Harmony.

7. The Happiness Project
By Gretchen Rubin. Harper.

8. Eaarth
By Bill McKibben. Times.

9. Giada at Home
By Giada De Laurentiis. Clarkson Potter.

10. Oprah
By Kitty Kelley. Crown.


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. Apologize, Apologize!
By Elizabeth Kelly. Twelve.

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

6. Savor the Moment
By Nora Roberts. Berkley.

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

8. Cutting for Stone
By Abraham Verghese. Vintage.

9. A Reliable Wife
By Robert Goolrick. Algonquin.

10. Tinkers
By Paul Harding. Bellevue.


Paperback Nonfiction

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

2. The Gardner Heist
By Ulrich Boser. Harper.

3. Strength in What Remains
By Tracy Kidder. Random House.

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

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

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

7. Food Rules
By Michael Pollan. Penguin.

8. For You, Mom, Finally
By Ruth Reichl. Penguin.

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

10. Awkward Family Photos
By Mike Bender and Doug Chernack. Three Rivers.

Source: Boston Area Bookstores

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