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Boston Globe Bestsellers: Sept. 19-26

Posted by guest  September 24, 2010 04:41 PM

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"Freedom" remains the top hardcover fiction seller.

"The Grand Design" holds its position at the top of the hardcover nonfiction list.

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

Rounding out a week of little change at the top of the lists, "Eat, Pray, Love" is the top paperback nonfiction seller.


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. Room
By Emma Donoghue. Little, Brown.

4. Mockingjay
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

5. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

6. Safe Haven
By Nicholas Sparks. Grand Central.

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

8. Wicked Appetite
By Janet Evanovich. St. Martin’s.

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

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


Hardcover Nonfiction

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

2. A Journey
By Tony Blair. Knopf.

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

4. Outliers
By Malcolm Gladwell. Little, Brown.

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

6. Promise Me
By Nancy Brinker and Joni Rodgers. Crown Archetype.

7. The Warmth of Other Suns (tie)
By Isabel Wilkerson. Random House.

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

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

9. Eden on the Charles
By Michael Rawson. Harvard.


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

4. Tinkers
By Paul Harding. Bellevue.

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

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

7. Little Bee
By Chris Cleave. Simon & Schuster.

8. The Alchemist
By Paulo Coelho. HarperCollins.

9. The Town (tie)
By Chuck Hogan. Pocket.

9. Half Broke Horses
By Jeannette Walls. Scribner.


Paperback Nonfiction

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

2. Zeitoun
By Dave Eggers. Vintage.

3. The Tipping Point
By Malcolm Gladwell. Back Bay.

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

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

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

6. Justice
By Michael J. Sandel. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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

8. The Omnivore’s Dilemma
By Michael Pollan. Penguin.

10. Kitchen Confidential
By Anthony Bourdain. Ecco.

Source: Boston area bookstores

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