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Boston Globe Bestsellers, July 3-July 10

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"State of Wonder" by Ann Pachette continues to hold the top bestseller spot in hardcover fiction.

This week, David McCullough's "Greater Journey" ties with "In the Garden of Beasts" By Erik Larson for hardcover fiction bestseller.

Kathryn Stockett's "The Help" moved down to the number two bestseller this week in paperback fiction, and "A Visit From the Goon Squad" by Jennifer Egan was the biggest seller.

"The Immortal Life," by Henrietta Slacks remains in the paperback nonfiction bestseller place.

For full lists, see below.


Hardcover Fiction
1. State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. Harper.
2. Maine. By J. Courtney Sullivan. Knopf.
3. Caleb’s Crossing. By Geraldine Brooks. Viking.
4. Catching Fire. By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic. (tie)
4. Bright’s Passage. By Josh Ritter. Dial.
5. Smokin’ Seventeen. By Janet Evanovich. Bantam.
6. Mockingjay. By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.
7. The Snowman. By Jo Nesbø. Knopf. (tie)
7. Now You See Her. By James Patterson. Little, Brown.
8. Ten Thousand Saints. By Eleanor Henderson. Ecco.

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Greater Journey. By David McCullough. Simon and Schuster. (tie)
1. In the Garden of Beasts. By Erik Larson. Crown.
2. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. Reagan Arthur.
3. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. Random House.
4. Hitman. By Howie Carr. Forge.
5. Those Guys Have All The Fun. By James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales. Little, Brown.
6. On China. By Henry Kissinger. Penguin.
7. Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me. By Chelsea’s Family, Friends and Other Victims. Grand Central.
8. Lost in Shangri-La. By Mitchell Zuckoff. Harper
9. How to Write a Sentence. By Stanley Fish. Harper.


Paperback Fiction
1. A Visit From the Goon Squad. By Jennifer Egan. Anchor.
2. The Help. By Kathryn Stockett. Berkley.
3. Cutting for Stone. By Abraham Verghese. Vintage.
4. The Hunger Games. By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.
5. Room. By Emma Donoghue. Back Bay.
6. The Housekeeper and the Professor. By Yoko Ogawa. Vintage.
7. A Clash of Kings. By George R. R. Martin. Bantam.
8. One Day. By David Nicholls. Vintage.
9. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. By Stieg Larsson. Vintage.
10. Water for Elephants. By Sara Gruen. Algonquin.


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. (tie)
3. Inside of a Dog. By Alexandra Horowitz. Scribner.
4. Just Kids. By Patti Smith. Ecco. (tie)
4. Outliers. By Malcolm Gladwell. Back Bay.
5. Heaven is for Real. By Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent. Thomas Nelson.
6. The Gardner Heist. By Ulrich Boser. Harper. (tie)
6. Too Big to Fail. By Andrew Ross Sorkin. Penguin.
6. Lunch in Paris. By Elizabeth Bard. Back Bay.

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