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Boston Globe Bestsellers Aug. 15-21

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"State of Wonder," by Ann Patchett remains as the hardcover fiction bestseller.

Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken" has moved up to the top-selling spot in hardcover nonfiction.

"The Help" by Katherine Stockett tightly grasps its position as top paperback fiction bestseller.

Rebecca Skloot's "Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" is still the bestseller in paperback nonfiction.

See full list below


Hardcover Fiction

1. State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. HARPER.
2. The Magician King. By Lev Grossman.VIKING.
3. A Dance With Dragons. George R. R. Martin. BANTAM.
4. (tie) The Paris Wife. By Paula McLain. BALLANTINE.
4. Caleb's Crossing. By Geraldine Brooks. VIKING.
5. Maine. By J. Courtney Sullivan. KNOPF.
6. Go the F*ck to Sleep. By Adam Mansbach. AKASHIC.
7. Rules of Civility. By Amor Towles. VIKING.
8. Mockingjay. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
9. The Family Fang. By Kevin Wilson. ECCO.

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.
2. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. REAGAN ARTHUR.
3. In the Garden of Beasts. By Erik Larson. CROWN.
4. A Book of Secrets. By Michael Holroyd. FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX
5. The Greater Journey. By David McCullough. SIMON & SCHUSTER.
6. Prime Time. By Jane Fonda. RANDOM HOUSE.
7. A Stolen Life. By Jaycee Dugard. SIMON & SCHUSTER.
8. (tie) What Language Is. By John McWhorter. GOTHAM.
8. Kasey to the Rescue. By Ellen Rogers. HYPERION.
9. Parisian Chic. By Ines de la Fressange and Sophie Gachet. FLAMMARION.

Paperback Fiction
1. The Help. By Kathryn Stockett. BERKLEY.
2. A Clash of Kings. By George R. R. Martin. BANTAM.
3. Room. By Emma Donoghue. BACK BAY.
4. A Visit from the Goon Squad. By Jennifer Egan. ANCHOR.
5. One Day. By David Nicholls. VINTAGE
6. (tie) The Hunger Games. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC
6. A Game of Thrones. By George R. R. Martin. BANTAM
7. Cutting for Stone. By Abraham Verghese. VINTAGE.
8. (tie) Sarah's Key. By Tatiana de Rosnay. ST MARTIN’S.
8. The Widower's Tale. By Julia Glass. PANTHEON.

Paper Back Nonfiction
1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. By Rebecca Skloot. BROADWAY.
2. The Happiness Project. By Gretchen Rubin. HARPER.
3. Just Kids. By Patti Smith. ECCO.
4. Most Beautiful Walk. By John Baxter. HARPER.
5. Unlikely Friendships. By Jennifer S. Holland. WORKMAN.
6. The Emperor of All Maladies. By Siddhartha Mukherjee. SCRIBNER.
7. (tie) Born to Run. By Christopher McDougall. VINTAGE
7. Outliers. By Malcolm Gladwell. BACK BAY.
7. The Hare With Amber Eyes. By Edmund de Waal. PICADOR.
8. F in Exams. By Richard Benson. CHRONICLE.

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