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Boston Globe Bestsellers: Oct.31-Nov. 7

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"The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" returned to the top of the hardcover fiction list.

"Life," by Keith Richards, debuted as the best hardcover nonfiction seller.

"The Finkler Question" made the top spot in paperback fiction.

"Stones into Schools" replaced "Eat, Pray, Love," as the best paperback nonfiction seller.

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Hardcover Fiction

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

2. Confession
By John Grisham. Doubleday.

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

4. Great House
By Nicole Krauss. W.W. Norton.

5. Worth Dying For
By Lee Child. Delacorte.

6. Our Kind of Traitor (tie)
By John le Carré. Viking.

6. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

8. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
By David Sedaris. Little, Brown.
9. The Mischief of the Mistletoe
By Lauren Willig. Dutton.

10. The Lost Hero
By Rick Riordan. Hyperion.


Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Life
By Keith Richards. Little, Brown.

2. At Home
By Bill Bryson. Doubleday.

3. The Mind’s Eye
By Oliver Sacks. Knopf.

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

5. Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That
By Ina Garten. Clarkson Potter.
6. The Last Boy
By Jane Leavy. Harper.

7. The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1
By Mark Twain. University of California.

8. Obama’s Wars (tie)
By Bob Woodward. Simon & Schuster.

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

10. The Power
By Rhonda Byrne. Atria.


Paperback Fiction

1. The Finkler Question
By Howard Jacobson. Bloomsbury.
2. Cutting for Stone
By Abraham Verghese. Vintage.

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

4. Tinkers
By Paul Harding. Bellevue.

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

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

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

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

9. Sarah’s Key
By Tatiana de Rosnay. St. Martin’s.

10. The Best American Short Stories 2010
Edited by Richard Russo. Mariner.


Paperback Nonfiction

1. Stones into Schools
By Greg Mortenson. Penguin.

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

3. Zeitoun
By Dave Eggers. Vintage.

4. What Color Is Your Parachute 2011

By Richard Nelson Bolles. Ten Speed.

5. Liar’s Poker
By Michael Lewis. W. W. Norton.

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

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

7. Kitchen Confidential
By Anthony Bourdain. Ecco.

9. The Accidental Billionaires (tie)
By Ben Mezrich. Anchor.

9. The Best American Essays 2010
Edited by Christopher Hitchens. Mariner.

Source: Boston area bookstores.

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