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Boston Globe Bestsellers: Sept. 26-Oct. 3

Posted by guest  October 1, 2010 03:03 PM

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"Freedom" remains the best seller in the hardcover nonfiction category.

TV personality Jon Stewart's "Earth (The Book)" is the top seller in hardcover nonfiction.

"The Girl who Played with Fire" and "Cutting for Stone" are tied for the top spot in paperback fiction.

"Eat, Pray, Love" is still 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. Room
By Emma Donoghue. Little, Brown.

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

4. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

5. Mockingjay
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

6. The Widower’s Tale (tie)
By Julia Glass. Pantheon.

6. The Fall
By Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan. William Morrow.

8. Zero History (tie)
By William Gibson. Putnam.

8. To the End of the Land
By David Grossman. Knopf.

10. Ape House
By Sara Gruen. Spiegel & Grau.


Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Earth (The Book)
By Jon Stewart. Grand Central.

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

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

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

5. The Thousand Mile Stare
By Gary Reiswig. Nicholas Brealey.

6. A Journey (tie)
By Tony Blair. Knopf.

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

6. The Power
By Rhonda Byrne. Atria.

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

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


Paperback Fiction

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

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

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

4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
By Stieg Larsson. Vintage.

5. Tinkers
By Paul Harding. Bellevue.

6. A Gate at the Stairs
By Lorrie Moore. Vintage.
7. Wolf Hall (tie)
By Hilary Mantel. Picador.

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

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

3. Zeitoun (tie)
By Dave Eggers. Vintage.

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

5. Cod (tie)
By Mark Kurlansky. Penguin.

5. Predictably Irrational
By Dan Ariely. HarperCollins

7. Boston Restaurants 2010/2011 (tie)
By Zagat Survey. Zagat.

7. Open
By Andre Agassi. Vintage.

7. Lit
By Mary Karr. Harper Perennial.

10. Must Sees Boston
By Michelin. Michelin Travel.

Source: Boston area bookstores.

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