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Boston Globe bestsellers, March 20-March 27

Posted by guest  March 25, 2011 11:48 AM

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Téa Obreht's "The Tiger's Wife" moves up to the top spot in hardcover fiction.

"The Social Animal," by David Brooks, remains in the lead for hardcover nonfiction.

"Cutting for Stone," by Abraham Verghese, sits at number one in paperback fiction after placing in second last week.

Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" continues to lead paperback nonfiction.

For full lists, see below.

Hardcover fiction

1. The Tiger's Wife
By Téa Obreht. Random House.

2. Sing You Home
By Jodi Picoult. Atria.

3. The Wise Man's Fear
By Patrick Rothfuss. DAW.

4. The Paris Wife
By Paula McLain. Ballantine.

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

6. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Amy Einhorn.Putnam.

7. One of Our Thursdays Is Missing (tie)
By Jasper Fforde. Viking.

7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
By Jeff Kinney. Amulet.

8. Swamplandia! (tie)
By Karen Russell. Knopf.

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

Hardcover nonfiction

1. The Social Animal
By David Brooks. Random House.

2. Moonwalking with Einstein
By Joshua Foer. Penguin.

3. Jerusalem, Jerusalem
By James Carroll. Houghton Mifflin.

4. Unbroken
By Laura Hillenbrand. Random House.

5. Townie
By Andre Dubus III. W.W. Norton.

6. The Information
By James Gleick. Pantheon.

7. Blood, Bones, and Butter
By Gabrielle Hamilton. Random House.

8. The Money Class
By Suze Orman. Spiegel & Grau.

9. American Tempest
By Harlow Giles Unger. De Capo.

10. Jesus of Nazareth Part 2
By Pope Benedict XVI. Ignatius.

Paperback fiction

1. Cutting for Stone
By Abraham Verghese. Vintage.

2. The Imperfectionists
By Tom Rachman. Dial.

3. The Hunger Games
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

4. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
By David Mitchell. Random House.

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

6. Postmistress
By Sarah Blake. Berkley.

7. Heart of the Matter (tie)
By Emily Giffin. St. Martin's Griffin.

7. Water for Elephants
By Sara Gruen. Algonquin.

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

9. The Three Weissmanns of Westport
By Cathleen Schine. Picador.

Paperback nonfiction

1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
By Rebecca Skloot. Broadway.

2. Just Kids
By Patti Smith. Ecco.

3. The Big Short
By Michael Lewis. W.W. Norton.

4. The Happiness Project
By Gretchen Rubin. Harper.

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

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

7. Eat, Pray, Love
By Elizabeth Gilbert. Penguin.

8. Country Driving (tie)
By Peter Hessler. Cannongate. Harper Perennial.

8. Heaven is for Real
By Todd, Sonja, and Colton Burpo. Thomas Nelson.

8. The Accidental Billionaires
By Ben Mezrich. Anchor.

Source: Boston-area bookstores.

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