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Boston Globe Bestsellers Dec. 26-Jan. 1

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"Death Comes to Pemberley" by P.D. James is once again at the top of the bestseller list in hardcover fiction.

This week, "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson tops the hardcover nonfiction list.

"The Tiger's Wife" byTéa Obreht is the bestseller in paperback fiction.

Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" has moved back up to the bestselling spot in paperback nonfiction.

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

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Steve Jobs. By Walter Isaacson. SIMON & SCHUSTER.
2. Thinking, Fast and Slow. By Daniel Kahneman. FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX.
3. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.
4. Catherine the Great. By Robert K. Massie. RANDOM HOUSE.
5. The Swerve. By Stephen Greenblatt. W.W. NORTON.
6. War Room. By Michael Holley. IT.
7. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? By Mindy Kaling. CROWN ARCHETYPE.
8. A History of the World in 100 Objects. By Neil MacGregor. VIKING.
9. In the Garden of Beasts. By Erik Larson. CROWN.
10. Rin Tin Tin. By Susan Orlean. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

PAPERBACK FICTION
1. The Tiger's Wife. By Téa Obreht. RANDOM HOUSE.
2. Swamplandia. By Karen Russell. VINTAGE.
3. A Visit from the Goon Squad. By Jennifer Egan. ANCHOR.
4. The Hunger Games. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
5. The Help. By Kathryn Stockett. BERKLEY.
6. Cutting for Stone. By Abraham Verghese. VINTAGE.
7. The Best American Short Stories 2011. Edited by Geraldine Brooks and Heidi Pitlor. MARINER.
8. Freedom. By Jonathan Franzen. PICADOR.
9. Room. By Emma Donoghue. BACK BAY.
9. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk. By David Sedaris. BACK BAY.

PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. By Rebecca Skloot. BROADWAY.
2. The Hare with Amber Eyes. By Edmund de Waal. PICADOR.
3. The Warmth of Other Suns. By Isabel Wilkerson. VINTAGE.
4. Cleopatra. By Stacy Schiff. BACK BAY.
5. Outliers. By Malcolm Gladwell. BACK BAY.
6. At Home. By Bill Bryson. ANCHOR.
7. Unlikely Friendships. By Jennifer S. Holland. WORKMAN.
8. Awkward Family Pet Photos. By Mike Bender and Doug Chernack. THREE RIVERS.
9. Just Kids. By Patti Smith. ECCO.
10. The Emperor of All Maladies. By Siddhartha Mukherjee. SCRIBNER.

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