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Boston Globe Bestsellers: Nov.28-Dec. 5

Posted by guest  December 3, 2010 05:27 PM

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"Moonlight Mile" is the top hardcover fiction seller.

"Life" topped the hardcover nonfiction list.

"Cutting for Stone" was the best paperback fiction seller.

"Just Kids" prevailed in paperback nonfiction.

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Hardcover Fiction

1. Moonlight Mile
By Dennis Lehane. William Morrow.

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

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

4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth (tie)
By Jeff Kinney. Amulet.

4. Confession
By John Grisham. Doubleday.

6. The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (tie)
By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

6. An Object of Beauty
By Steve Martin. Grand Central.

8. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

9. Luka and the Fire of Life (tie)
By Salman Rushdie. Random House.

9. Cross Fire
By James Patterson. Little, Brown.


Hardcover Nonfiction

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

2. Cleopatra
By Stacy Schiff. Little, Brown.

3. Unbroken (tie)
By Laura Hillenbrand. Random House.

3. Flour
By Joanne Chang. Chronicle.

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

6. Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
By Ina Garten. Clarkson Potter.

7. Decision Points
By George W. Bush. Crown.

8. Decoded (tie)
By Jay-Z. Spiegel & Grau.

8. At Home
By Bill Bryson. Doubleday.

10. I Remember Nothing
By Nora Ephron. Knopf.


Paperback Fiction

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

2. Tinkers
By Paul Harding. Bellevue.

3. The Finkler Question
By Howard Jacobson. Bloomsbury.

4. The Girl Who Played with Fire
By Stieg Larsson. Vintage.

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

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

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

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

9. Wolf Hall
By Hilary Mantel. Picador.

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


Paperback Nonfiction

1. Just Kids
By Patti Smith. Ecco.

2. Inside of a Dog
By Alexandra Horowitz. Scribner.

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

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

5. Stones into Schools (tie)
By Greg Mortenson. Penguin.

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

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

8. The Imperial Cruise (tie)
By James Bradley. Back Bay.

8. The Cello Suites
By Eric Siblin. Atlantic.

10. Holidays on Ice
By David Sedaris. Back Bay.

Source: Boston Area Bookstores.

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