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Boston Globe bestsellers, May 22-May 29

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"Caleb's Crossing" by Geraldine Brooks, leads hardcover fiction this week.

Tina Fey's "Bossypants" holds onto the top spot in hardcover nonfiction for another week in a row.

"The Help," by Kathryn Stockett, and "A Visit from the Goon Squad," by Jennifer Egan, tie for first in paperback fiction.

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot, continues to lead paperback nonfiction.

For full lists, see below.

Hardcover fiction

1. Caleb's Crossing.
By Geraldine Brooks. Viking.

2. The Kane Chronicles, Book Two: Throne of Fire.
By Rick Riordan. Hyperion.

3. Mockingjay. (tie)
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

3. The Snowman.
By Jo Nesbø. Knopf.

4. Catching Fire.
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

5. Dead Reckoning. (tie)
By Charlaine Harris. Ace.

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

6. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.
By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

7. The Pale King.
By David Foster Wallace. Little, Brown and Company.

8. The Great Night.
By Chris Adrian. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Hardcover nonfiction

1. Bossypants.
By Tina Fey. Reagan Arthur.

2. In the Garden of Beasts.
By Erik Larson. Crown.

3. Unbroken.
By Laura Hillenbrand. Random House.

4. Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me.
By Chelsea’s Family, Friends and Other Victims. Grand Central.

5. The Dukan Diet.
By Pierre Dukan. Crown Archetype.

6. To End All Wars.
By Adam Hochschild. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

7. Hitman.
By Howie Carr. Forge.

8. Area 51. (tie)
By Annie Jacobsen. Little, Brown and Company.

8. Basketball Junkie.
By Chris Herren and Bill Reynolds. St. Martin’s.

8. The Emperor of All Maladies.
By Siddhartha Mukherjee. Scribner.

Paperback fiction

1. The Help. (tie)
By Kathryn Stockett. Berkley.

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

2. Cutting for Stone.
By Abraham Verghese. Vintage.

3. Room.
By Emma Donoghue. Back Bay.

4. Water for Elephants.
By Sara Gruen. Algonquin.

5. Hunger Games.
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

6. The Imperfectionists.
By Tom Rachman. Dial.

7. Heart of the Matter.
By Emily Giffin. St. Martin’s Griffin.

8. Sojourn. (tie)
By Andrew Krivak. Bellevue Literary Press.

8. Super Sad True Love Story.
By Gary Shteyngart. Random House.


Paperback nonfiction

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

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

3. The Happiness Project.
By Gretchen Rubin. Harper.

4. Just Kids.
By Patti Smith. Ecco.

5. Born to Run.
By Christopher McDougall. Vintage.

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

7. The Good Among the Great. (tie)
By Donald Van de Mark. Columbia Island.

7. Medium Raw.
By Anthony Bourdain. Ecco.

8. Heaven is for Real.
By Todd Burpo. Thomas Nelson.

9. Walking.
By Henry David Thoreau. Watchmaker.

Source: Boston-area bookstores.

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