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Boston Globe Bestsellers: Oct. 3-10

Posted by guest  October 8, 2010 11:52 AM

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"Freedom" remains the best hardcover fiction seller.

"Earth (The Book)" is still at the top of the hardcover nonfiction list.

"Little Bee" has usurped Stieg Larsson's longtime hold on the top paperback fiction spot, which has recently been held by "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and/or "The Girl who Played with Fire."

"Eat, Pray, Love" is still the top paperback fiction seller.

Click below to see the full lists.

Hardcover Fiction

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

2. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
By David Sedaris. Little, Brown.

3. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (tie)
By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

3. Fall of Giants
By Ken Follett. Dutton.

5. Room
By By Emma Donoghue. Little, Brown.

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

7. Don’t Blink
By James Patterson and Howard Roughan. Little, Brown.

8. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

9. Mockingjay
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

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


Hardcover Nonfiction

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

2. Obama’s Wars
By Bob Woodward. Simon & Schuster.

3. The Grand Design (tie)
By Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow. Bantam.

3. [expletive] Finish First
By Tucker Max. Gallery.

5. The Power
By Rhonda Byrne. Atria.

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

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

8. Aftershock
By David Wiedemer, Robert Wiedemer, and Cindy Spitzer. Wiley.

9. True Prep
By Lisa Birnbach and Chip Kidd. Knopf.

10. I Hope they Serve Beer in Hell
By Tucker Max. Citadel.


Paperback Fiction

1. Little Bee
By Chris Cleave. Simon & Schuster.

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

3. The Girl who Played with Fire (tie)
By Stieg Larsson. Vintage.

3. Tinkers
By Paul Harding. Bellevue.

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

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

7. Half Broke Horses
By Jeannette Walls. Scribner.

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

9. The Lacuna
By Barbara Kingsolver. Harper Perennial.

10. Wolf Hall
By Hilary Mantel. Picador.


Paperback Nonfiction

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

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

3. Zeitoun
By Dave Eggers. Vintage.

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

5. The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2011
By Old Farmer’s Almanac. OFA.

6. My Horizontal Life
By Chelsea Handler. Bloomsbury.

7. Atypical (tie)
By Jesse A. Saperstein. Perigee.

7. The Gardner Heist
By Ulrich Boser. Harper.

7. Inside of a Dog
By Alexandra Horowitz. Scribner.

10. Lit
By Mary Karr. Harper Perennial.

Source: Boston area bookstores.

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