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Boston Globe Bestsellers Dec. 19-25

Posted by guest  December 23, 2011 03:42 PM

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"Death Comes to Pemberley" by P.D. James is once again the leading bestseller in hardcover fiction.

Walter Isaacson's "Steve Jobs" remains at the top of the hardcover nonfiction bestsellers list .

"The Tiger's Wife" by Téa Obreht continues to be the top selling title in paperback fiction.

Edmund de Waal's "The Hare with Amber Eyes" is still the paperback fiction bestseller.

HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Death Comes to Pemberley. By P.D. James. KNOPF.
2. The Sense of an Ending. By Julian Barnes. KNOPF.
3. The Art of Fielding. By Chad Harbach. LITTLE, BROWN.
4. The Marriage Plot. By Jeffrey Eugenides. FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX.
5. 11/22/63. By Stephen King. SCRIBNER.
6. 1Q84. By Haruki Murakami. KNOPF.
7. The Night Circus. By Erin Morgenstern. DOUBLEDAY.
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 6: Cabin Fever. By Jeff Kinney. HARRY N. ABRAMS.
9. State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. HARPER.
10. The Paris Wife. By Paula McLain. BALLANTINE.

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Steve Jobs. By Walter Isaacson. SIMON & SCHUSTER.
2. Thinking, Fast and Slow. By Daniel Kahneman. FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX.
3. The Swerve. By Stephen Greenblatt. W.W. NORTON.
4. Catherine the Great. By Robert K. Massie. RANDOM HOUSE.
5. Rin Tin Tin. By Susan Orlean. SIMON & SCHUSTER.
6. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.
7. Then Again. By Diane Keaton. RANDOM HOUSE.
8. Arguably. By Christopher Hitchens. TWELVE.
9. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? By Mindy Kaling. CROWN.
9. 10. Guinness World Records 2012. By Guinness World Records. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS.

PAPERBACK FICTION
1. The Tiger's Wife. By Téa Obreht. RANDOM HOUSE.
2. Swamplandia. By Karen Russell. VINTAGE.
3. (tie) The Best American Short Stories 2011. Edited by Geraldine Brooks and Heidi Pitlor. MARINER.
3. A Visit from the Goon Squad. By Jennifer Egan. ANCHOR.
4. The Hunger Games. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
5. Cutting for Stone. By Abraham Verghese. VINTAGE.
6. The Help. By Kathryn Stockett. BERKLEY
7. Room. By Emma Donoghue. BACK BAY.
8. Started Early, Took My Dog. By Kate Atkinson. BACK BAY.
9. A Secret Kept. By Tatiana de Rosnay. ST. MARTIN’S.

PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. The Hare with Amber Eyes. By Edmund de Waal. PICADOR.
2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. By Rebecca Skloot. BROADWAY.
3. The Warmth of Other Suns. By Isabel Wilkerson. VINTAGE.
4. Unlikely Friendships. By Jennifer S. Holland. WORKMAN.
5. Cleopatra. By Stacy Schiff. BACK BAY.
6. (tie) I Remember Nothing. By Nora Ephron. VINTAGE.
6. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2012. By Old Farmer's Almanac. OFA.
7. 1000 Places to See Before You Die. By Patricia Schultz. WORKMAN.
8. Awkward Family Pet Photos. By Mike Bender and Doug Chernack. THREE RIVERS.
9. F in Exams. By Richard Benson. CHRONICLE.

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