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Boston Globe Bestsellers Aug. 23-29

Posted by guest  August 26, 2010 04:44 PM

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"The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" is again the top hardcover fiction seller.

"The Big Short" and "Born to Run'' top the hardcover nonfiction list

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" remains the top paperback fiction seller.

"Eat, Pray, Love," by Elizabeth Gilbert, is still at the top of the paperback nonfiction list.

Click below to see the full lists.


Hardcover fiction

1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

2. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

3. Catching Fire
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

4. The Postcard Killers
By James Patterson and Liza Marklund. Little, Brown.

5. Star Island
By Carl Hiaasen. Knopf.

6. Three Stations
By Martin Cruz Smith. Simon & Schuster.

7. The Cookbook Collector
By Allegra Goodman. Dial.

7. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
By David Mitchell. Random House.

9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
By Jeff Kinney. Amulet.

10. The Red Queen
By Philippa Gregory. Touchstone.


Hardcover nonfiction

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

1. Born to Run
By Christopher McDougall. Knopf.

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

4. Four Fish
By Paul Greenberg. Penguin.

5. The Power
By Rhonda Byrne. Atria.

6. Outliers
By Malcolm Gladwell. Little, Brown.

7. The Disappearing Spoon
By Sam Kean. Little, Brown.

8. Let's Take the Long Way Home
By Gail Caldwell. Random House.

8. The Secret
By Rhonda Byrne. Atria.

10. Life Unlocked
By Srinivasan S. Pillay. Rodale.


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. One Day
By David Nicholls. Vintage.

6. The Lacuna
By Barbara Kingsolver. Harper Perennial.

7. Cutting for Stone
By Abraham Verghese. Vintage.

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

9. Sarah's Key
By Tatiana de Rosnay. St. Martins.

10. Bad Things Happen
By Harry Dolan. Berkley Trade.


Paperback nonfiction

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

2. Lit
By Mary Karr. Harper Perennial.

3. Where Men Win Glory
By Jon Krakauer. Anchor.

4. My Horizontal Life
By Chelsea Handler. Bloomsbury.

5. Zeitoun
By Dave Eggers. Vintage.

5. The Omnivore's Dilemma
By Michael Pollan. Penguin.

7. Kitchen Confidential
By Anthony Bourdain. Ecco

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

Source: Boston area bookstores.

8. The Tipping Point
By Malcolm Gladwell. Back Bay.

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

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