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Boston Globe bestsellers, Jan. 30-Feb. 6

Posted by guest  February 4, 2011 12:00 PM

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"Freedom," by Jonathan Franzen reclaims the top spot in hardcover fiction.

Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken," jumps to the top of hardcover nonfiction.

"The Imperfectionists," by Tom Rachman moves up to head the paperback fiction list.

"Just Kids," by Patti Smith, continues to dominate the paperback nonfiction list.

For full lists, see below.

Hardcover fiction

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

2. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

3. Room
By Emma Donoghue. Little, Brown.

4. Tick Tock
By James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Little, Brown.

5. To the End of the Land
By David Grossman. Knopf.

6. The Inner Circle (tie)
By Brad Meltzer. Grand Central.

6. Gryphon: New and Selected Stories
By Charles Baxter. Pantheon.

7. The Red Garden (tie)
By Alice Hoffman. Crown.

7. Under Current Conditions
By Kyle Darcy. PublishingWorks.

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

Hardcover nonfiction

1. Unbroken
By Laura Hillenbrand. Random House.

2. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
By Amy Chua. Penguin.

3. Cleopatra
By Stacy Schiff. Little, Brown.

4. The Warmth of Other Suns
By Isabel Wilkerson. Random House.

5. The Hidden Reality (tie)
By Brian Greene. Knopf.

5. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
By Rebecca Skloot. Crown.

5. Autobiography of Mark Twain
By Mark Twain. University of California.

6. The Last Lecture
By Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow. Hyperion.

7. Neptune's Inferno
By James D. Hornfischer. Bantam.

8. Sh*t My Dad Says
By Justin Halpern. It.

Paperback fiction

1. The Imperfectionists
By Tom Rachman. Dial.

2. Little Bee
By Chris Cleave. Simon & Schuster.

3. Cutting for Stone
By Abraham Verghese. Vintage.

4. Tinkers
By Paul Harding. Bellevue.

5. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
By Helen Simonson. Random House.

6. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (tie)
By Stieg Larsson. Vintage.

6. The Girl Who Played with Fire
By Stieg Larsson. Vintage.

7. Water For Elephants (tie)
By Sara Gruen. Algonquin.

7. The Hunger Games
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

8. True Grit
By Charles Portis. Overlook.

Paperback nonfiction

1. Just Kids
By Patti Smith. Ecco.

2. The Checklist Manifesto
By Atul Gawande. Picador.

3. Inside of a Dog
By Alexandra Horowitz. Scribner.

4. What the Dog Saw
By Malcolm Gladwell. Back Bay.

5. The King's Speech
By Mark Logue and Peter Conradi. Sterling.

6. Zeitoun (tie)
By Dave Eggers. Vintage.

6. The Tipping Point
By Malcolm Gladwell. Back Bay.

7. The Cello Suites (tie)
By Eric Siblin. Grove.

7. Freakonomics
By Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. Harper Perennial.

8. You Are Here
By Thich Nhat Hanh. Shambhala.


Source: Boston-area bookstores.

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