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Boston Globe Bestsellers Sept. 12 - 18.

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"The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach is the top selling hardcover fiction book this week.

Thomas L. Friedman's "That Used to Be Us" is the hardcover nonfiction bestseller this week.

"The Help" by Kathryn Stockett continues to hold its longstanding top spot in paperback fiction.

The bestselling paperback nonfiction book this week is "Let's Take the Long Way Home" by Gail Caldwell.

HARDCOVER FICTION
1. The Art of Fielding. By Chad Harbach. LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY.
2. The Submission. By Amy Waldman. FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX.
3. (tie) State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. HARPER.
3. The Leftovers. By Tom Perotta. ST. MARTIN’S.
4. The Paris Wife. By Paula McLain. BALLANTINE
5. Caleb's Crossing. By Geraldine Brooks. VIKING.
6. (tie) The Tiger's Wife. By Téa Obreht. RANDOM HOUSE.
6. We the Animals. By Justin Torres. HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT
7. The Language of Flowers. Vanessa Diffenbaugh. BALLANTINE.
8. Rules of Civility. By Amor Towles. VIKING.

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. That Used to Be Us. By Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum. FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX.
2. (tie) The Greater Journey. By David McCullough. SIMON & SCHUSTER.
2. Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness. By Alexandra Fuller. PENGUIN.
3. Believing is Seeing. By Errol Morris. PENGUIN.
4. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.
5. In the Garden of Beasts. By Erik Larson. CROWN.
6. Haiti After the Earthquake. By Paul Farmer. PUBLICAFFAIRS.
7. (tie) Townie. By Andre Dubus III. W. W. NORTON & COMPANY
7. The Best Homes From This Old House. By Kevin O'Connor. STEWART, TABORI & CHANG.
8. 1493. By Charles C. Mann. KNOPF.

PAPERBACK FICTION
1. The Help. By Kathryn Stockett. BERKLEY.
2. A Visit from the Goon Squad. By Jennifer Egan. ANCHOR.
3. Sarah's Key. By Tatiana de Rosnay. ST MARTIN’S.
4. (tie) The Hunger Games. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
4. A Game of Thrones. By George R. R. Martin. BANTAM.
5. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. By Helen Simonson. RANDOM HOUSE.
6. By Nightfall. By Michael Cunningham. PICADOR.
7. Cutting for Stone. By Abraham Verghese. VINTAGE.
8. A Feast For Crows. By George R. R. Martin. BANTAM.
9. Room. By Emma Donoghue. BACK BAY.

PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Let's Take the Long Way Home. By Gail Caldwell. RANDOM HOUSE.
2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. By Rebecca Skloot. BROADWAY.
3. The Hare With Amber Eyes. By Edmund de Waal. PICADOR.
4. (tie) The Emperor of All Maladies. By Siddhartha Mukherjee. SCRIBNER
4. Cleopatra: A Life. By Stacy Schiff. BACK BAY.
5. Zeitoun. By Dave Eggers. VINTAGE.
6. The Happiness Project. By Gretchen Rubin. HARPER.
7. In Her Wake. By Nancy Rappaport. BASIC.
8. (tie) Just Kids. By Patti Smith. ECCO.
8. Unlikely Friendships. By Jennifer S. Holland. WORKMAN.

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