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Boston Globe Bestsellers: August 30-September 5

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

Gail Caldwell's "Let's Take the Long Way Home" has recovered from a sharp drop in standing to again occupy the top hardcover nonfiction spot.

"The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo" and "The Girl who Played With Fire" are tied at the top of the paperback fiction list.

"Eat, Pray, Love" retains its position as the top paperback nonfiction seller.

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Hardcover Fiction

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

2. Mockingjay
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

3. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

4. Catching Fire (tie)
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

4. The Cookbook Collector
By Allegra Goodman. Dial.

6. Three Stations (tie)
By Martin Cruz Smith. Simon & Schuster.

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

8. Star Island
By Carl Hiaasen. Knopf.

9. Super Sad True Love Story
By Gary Shteyngart. Random House.

10. Comedy in a Minor Key
By Hans Keilson. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.


Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Let’s Take the Long Way Home
By Gail Caldwell. Random House.

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

3. The Power (tie)
By Rhonda Byrne. Atria.

3. The Disappearing Spoon
By Sam Kean. Little, Brown.

5. Sh*t My Dad Says
By Justin Halpern. It.

6. Born to Run (tie)
Christopher McDougall. Knopf.

6. Medium Raw
By Anthony Bourdain. Ecco.

8. Crimes Against Liberty
By David Limbaugh. Regnery.

9. The 4-Hour Work Week (tie)
By Timothy Ferriss. Crown Archetype.

9. Women Food and God
By Geneen Roth. Scribner.


Paperback Fiction

1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (tie)
By Stieg Larsson. Vintage.

1. The Girl Who Played with Fire
By Stieg Larsson. Vintage.

3. Little Bee (tie)
By Chris Cleave. Simon & Schuster.

3. Cutting for Stone
By Abraham Verghese. Vintage.

5. Tinkers
By Paul Harding. Bellevue.

6. A Gate at the Stairs
By Lorrie Moore. Vintage.

7. The Hunger Games
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

8. The Lacuna
By Barbara Kingsolver. Harper Perennial.

9. One Day
By David Nicholls. Vintage.

10. Let the Great World Spin
By Colum McCann. Random House.


Paperback Nonfiction

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

2. Where Men Win Glory
By Jon Krakauer. Anchor.

3. Zeitoun
By Dave Eggers. Vintage.

4. Lit
By Mary Karr. Harper Perennial.

5. Three Cups of Tea
By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. Penguin.

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

7. Guns, Germs, and Steel
By Jared Diamond. W.W. Norton.

8. Kitchen Confidential
By Anthony Bourdain. Ecco.

9. First Crossing (tie)
By Donald R. Gallo. Candlewick.

9. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
By Rhoda Janzen. Holt.

Source: Boston Area Bookstores

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