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Boston Globe Bestsellers: Sept. 13-19

Posted by guest  September 17, 2010 03:23 PM

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Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom" remains the top hardcover fiction seller.

Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodindow's newcomer "The Grand Design" enjoyed the best hardcover nonfiction sales.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is still at the top of the paperback fiction list.

"Eat, Pray, Love," likewise, remains the best seller in paperback nonfiction.

Click below to see the full lists.

Hardcover Fiction

1. Freedom
By Jonathan Franzen. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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

3. Mockingjay
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

4. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

5. Zero History
By William Gibson. Putnam.

6. Catching Fire
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

7. Getting to Happy
By Terry McMillan. Viking.

8. The Widower’s Tale
By Julia Glass. Pantheon.

9. The Postcard Killers
By James Patterson and Liza Marklund. Little, Brown.

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


Hardcover Nonfiction

1. The Grand Design
By Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow. Bantam.

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

3. A Journey
By Tony Blair. Knopf.

4. The Warmth of Other Suns
By Isabel Wilkerson. Random House.

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

6. The Power
By Rhonda Byrne. Atria.

7. True Prep
By Lisa Birnbach and Chip Kidd. Knopf.

8. Outliers (tie)
By Malcolm Gladwell. Little, Brown.

8. Big Citizenship
By Alan Khazei. PublicAffairs.

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


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

5. Tinkers
By Paul Harding. Bellevue.

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

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

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

9. Wolf Hall
By Hilary Mantel. Picador.

10. The Art of Racing in the Rain
By Garth Stein. Harper.


Paperback Nonfiction

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

2. Zeitoun
By Dave Eggers. Vintage.

3. Open: An Autobiography
By Andre Agassi. Vintage.

4. Too Big to Fail
By Andrew Ross Sorkin. Penguin.

5. Where Men Win Glory (tie)
By Jon Krakauer. Anchor.

5. Strength in What Remains
By Tracy Kidder. Random House.

5. Boston Restaurants 2010/2011
By Zagat Survey. Zagat.

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

9. Kitchen Confidential
By Anthony Bourdain. Ecco.

10. Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea
By Chelsea Handler. Gallery.

Source: Boston area bookstores

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