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Boston Globe bestsellers, April 10-April 17

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"The Tiger's Wife," by Tea Obreht, tops hardcover fiction.

Tina Fey's "Bossypants," dominates in hardcover nonfiction.

"The Help," by Kathryn Stockett leads paperback fiction this week.

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot, once again tops paperback nonfiction.

For full lists, see below.

Hardcover fiction

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

2. The Pale King
By David Foster Wallace. Little, Brown.

3. The Fifth Witness
By Michael Connelly. Little, Brown.

4. A Lesson in Secrets
By Jacqueline Winspear. Harper.

5. Drawing Conclusions
By Donna Leon. Atlantic Monthly.

6. The Troubled Man
By Henning Mankell. Knopf.

7. I'll Walk Alone
By Mary Higgins Clark. Simon & Schuster.

8. The Land of Painted Caves (tie)
By Jean M. Auel. Crown.

8. Live Wire
By Harlan Coben. Dutton Adult.

9. The Love of My Youth
By Mary Gordon. Pantheon.

Hardcover nonfiction

1. Bossypants
By Tina Fey. Reagan Arthur.

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

3. Unbroken
By Laura Hillenbrand. Random House.

4. Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
By Manning Marable.

5. Unfamiliar Fishes
By Sarah Vowell. Riverhead.

6. The 17 Day Diet
By Mike Moreno. Free Press.

7. Horoscopes for the Dead (tie)
By Billy Collins. Random House.

7. She Walks in Beauty.
By Caroline Kennedy. Voice.

8. The Information
By James Gleick. Pantheon.

9. Unmarketing
By Scott Stratten. Wiley.

Paperback fiction

1. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Berkley.

2. Cutting for Stone
By Abraham Verghese. Vintage.

3. A Visit from the Goon Squad
By Jennifer Egan. Anchor.

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

5. The Imperfectionists
By Tom Rachman. Dial.

6. Water for Elephants
By Sara Gruen. Algonquin.

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

8. Imperfect Birds
By Anne Lamott. Riverhead.

9. Heart of the Matter
By Emily Giffin. St. Martin's Griffin.

10. The Island
By Elin Hilderbrand. Reagan Arthur/Back Bay.

Paperback nonfiction

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

2. Just Kids
By Patti Smith. Ecco.

3. The Happiness Project
By Gretchen Rubin. Harper.

4. Born to Run
By Christopher McDougall. Vintage.

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

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

7. In Defense of Food
By Michael Pollan. Penguin.

8. Knowing Jesse (tie)
By Marianne Leone. Simon & Schuster.

8. The Talk
By Sharon Maxwell, Ph.D. Avery.

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

Source: Boston-area bookstores.

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