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Boston Globe Bestsellers Aug. 8-14

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"State of Wonder," by Ann Patchett maintains the top bestseller position in hardcover fiction.

Tina Fey's "Bossypants" is the hardcover nonfiction top seller this week.

"The Help," by Kathryn Stockett is once again, by far, the top bestseller in paperback fiction this week.

Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" tightly holds the top selling spot in paperback nonfiction.


Hardcover Fiction
1. State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. HARPER.
2. Maine. By J. Courtney Sullivan. KNOPF.
3. A Dance With Dragons. By George R.R. Martin. BANTAM.
4. Rules of Civility. By Amor Towles. VIKING.
5. The Paris Wife. By Paula McLain. BALLANTINE.
6. Catching Fire. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
7. Caleb's Crossing. By Geraldine Brooks. VIKING.
8. Go the F*ck to Sleep. By Adam Mansbach. AKASHIC.
9. This Beautiful Life. By Helen Schulman. HARPER.
10. Miss Peregrine's Home for Pecular Children. By Ransom Riggs. QUIRK.

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. REAGAN ARTHUR
2. In the Garden of Beasts. By Erik Larson. CROWN.
3. The Greater Journey. By David McCullough. SIMON & SCHUSTER.
4. A Stolen Life. By Jaycee Dugard. SIMON & SCHUSTER.
5. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.
6. Hitman. By Howie Carr. FORGE.
7. Haiti After the Earthquake. By Paul Farmer. PUBLICAFFAIRS.
8. A World on Fire. By Amanda Foreman. RANDOM HOUSE.
9. (tie) Absolute Monarchs. By John Julius Norwich. RANDOM HOUSE.
9. Fair Food. By Oran B. Hesterman. PUBLICAFFAIRS.

Paperback Fiction
1. The Help. By Kathryn Stockett. BERKLEY.
2. Cutting for Stone. By Abraham Verghese. VINTAGE.
3. Room. By Emma Donoghue. BACK BAY.
4. A Visit From the Goon Squad. By Jennifer Egan. ANCHOR.
5. The Hunger Games. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
6. A Game of Thrones. By George R.R. Martin. BANTAM.
7. Cookbook Collector. By Allegra Goodman. DIAL.
8. (tie) A Clash of Kings. By George R.R. Martin. BANTAM.
8. Swamplandia! By Karen Russell. VINTAGE.
9. Little Bee. By Chris Cleave. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

Paperback Nonfiction
1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. By Rebecca Skloot. BROADWAY.
2. Born to Run. By Christopher McDougall. VINTAGE
3. Just Kids. By Patti Smith. ECCO.
4. (tie) The Happiness Project. By Gretchen Rubin. HARPER.
4. Unlikely Friendships. By Jennifer S. Holland. WORKMAN.
5. Outliers. By Malcolm Gladwell. BACK BAY.6. (tie)
6. Zeitoun. By Dave Eggers. VINTAGE.

6. The Hare With Amber Eyes. By Edmund de Waal. PICADOR.
7. (tie) The Big Short. By Michael Lewis. W.W. NORTON.
7. Plum Island. By Nelson DeMille. GRAND CENTRAL.

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