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Boston Globe Bestsellers: Dec. 19-26

Posted by guest  December 27, 2010 04:05 PM

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Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom" topped the hardcover fiction list.

"Cleopatra" continues its strong showing with another victory on the hardcover nonfiction list.

"Cutting for Stone" is the top paperback fiction seller.

"Inside of a Dog," which has been consistently sparring with Patti Smith's "Just Kids," prevailed this week in the battle for the best-selling spot in paperback nonfiction.

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 New Yorker Stories
By Ann Beattie. Scribner.

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

5. Moonlight Mile
By Dennis Lehane. William Morrow.

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

7. The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
By Jeff Kinney. Amulet.

9. The Confession (tie)
By John Grisham. Doubleday.

9. Lord of Misrule
By Jaimy Gordon. McPherson.


Hardcover Nonfiction

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

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

3. Unbroken
By Laura Hillenbrand. Random House.

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

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

6. Flour
By Joanne Chang. Chronicle.

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

8. Decision Points (tie)
By George W. Bush. Crown.

8. The Emperor of all Maladies
By Siddhartha Mukherjee. Scribner.

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


Paperback Fiction

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

2. Tinkers
By Paul Harding. Bellevue.

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

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

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

6. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand (tie)
By Helen Simonson. Random House.

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

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

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

10. The Finkler Question
By Howard Jacobson. Bloomsbury.


Paperback Nonfiction

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

2. Just Kids
By Patti Smith. Ecco.

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

4. The Cello Suites
By Eric Siblin. Grove.

5. Zeitoun
By Dave Eggers. Vintage.

6. What the Dog Saw
By Malcolm Gladwell. Back Bay.

7. The Book of Basketball
By Bill Simmons. ESPN.

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

9. The Accidental Billionaires
By Ben Mezrich. Anchor.

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

Source: Boston area bookstores.

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