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Boston Globe Bestsellers Oct. 3-9

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This week's top-selling in hardcover fiction is "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern.

"The Swerve" by Stephen Greenblatt is the bestselling hardcover nonfiction book.

There's a tie between Suzanne Collins' "The Hunger Games" and Tatiana de Rosnay's "Sarah's Key" for this week's paperback fiction bestseller.

"Cleopatra: A Life" by Stacy Schiff has moved up to the top bestselling place in paperback nonfiction.

See full lists below.

Hardcover Fiction
1. The Night Circus. By Erin Morgenstern. DOUBLEDAY.
2. Reamde. By Neal Stephenson. WILLIAM MORROW.
3. The Lost Memory of Skin. By Russell Banks. ECCO.
4. State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. HARPER.
5. The Affair. By Lee Child. DELACORTE.
6. (tie) The Art of Fielding. By Chad Harbach. LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY.
6. A Dance With Dragons. By George R.R. Martin. BANTAM.
7. (tie) The Paris Wife. By Paula McLain. BALLANTINE.
7. Every Thing On It. By Shel Silverstein. HARPERCOLLINS.
8. The Language of Flowers. By Vanessa Diffenbaugh. BALLANTINE.

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. The Swerve. By Stephen Greenblatt. W.W. NORTON & COMPANY.
2. That Used to Be Us. By Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum. FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX.
3. Confidence Men. By Ron Suskind. HARPER.
4. (tie) Bossypants. By Tina Fey. REAGAN ARTHUR.
4. Rin Tin Tin . By Susan Orlean. SIMON & SCHUSTER.
5. Jacqueline Kennedy. By Caroline Kennedy and Michael Beschloss. HYPERION.
6. Killing Lincoln. By Bill O’ Reilly and Martin Dugard. HENRY HOLT & CO.
7. (tie) Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness. By Alexandra Fuller. PENGUIN.
7. Your Medical Mind. By Jerome Groopman, M.D. and Pamela Hartzband, M.D. PENGUIN.
8. Drama: An Actor's Education. By John Lithgow. HARPER.

Paperback Fiction
1. (tie) The Hunger Games. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
1. Sarah's Key. By Tatiana de Rosnay. ST MARTIN’S.
2. (tie) The Help. By Kathryn Stockett. BERKLEY.
2. Room. By Emma Donoghue. BACK BAY.
3. Cutting for Stone. By Abraham Verghese. VINTAGE.
4. A Visit from the Goon Squad. By Jennifer Egan. ANCHOR.
5. Great House. By Nicole Krauss. W.W. NORTON & COMPANY.
6. The Postmistress. By Sarah Blake. BERKLEY TRADE.
7. (tie) A Clash of Kings. By George R. R. Martin. BANTAM.
7. Fall of Giants. By Ken Follett. NAL TRADE.

Paperback Nonfiction
1. Cleopatra: A Life. By Stacy Schiff. BACK BAY.
2. The Hare with Amber Eyes. By Edmund de Waal. PICADOR.
3. The Emperor of All Maladies. By Siddhartha Mukherjee. SCRIBNER.
4. Unlikely Friendships. By Jennifer S. Holland. WORKMAN.
5. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. By Rebecca Skloot. BROADWAY.
6. Let's Take the Long Way Home. By Gail Caldwell. RANDOM HOUSE.
7. Moneyball. By Michael Lewis. W.W. NORTON & COMPANY.
8. Just Kids. By Patti Smith. ECCO.
9. (tie) F in Exams. By Richard Benson. CHRONICLE.
9. Griftopia. By Matt Taibbi. SPIEGEL & GRAU.

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