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Boston Globe Bestsellers: August 22-August 29

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"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" remains the top hardcover fiction seller.

"The Big Short" and "Born to Run" share the top of the hardcover nonfiction list.

"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" remains just ahead of its sequel in the paperback fiction sales race.

"Eat, Pray, Love" maintains a strong lead in paperback nonfiction sales.

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.

9. 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.

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

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

Source: Boston area bookstores.

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