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Boston Globe Bestsellers Jan. 9-15

Posted by guest  January 13, 2012 04:43 PM

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This week, "Death Comes to Pemberley" by P.D. James is the best selling hardcover fiction.

"Steve Jobs," by Walter Isaacson, reclaims its spot this week as the number one selling hardcover nonfiction.

Téa Obreht's "The Tiger's Wife" still tops the list of paperback fiction books.

"Bossypants," by Tina Fey, beats out "The Hare with Amber Eyes" as the paperback nonfiction bestseller.

HARDCOVER FICTION
1. Death Comes to Pemberley. By P.D. James. KNOPF.
2. The Sense of an Ending. By Julian Barnes. KNOPF.
3. Mockingjay. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
4. 1Q84. By Haruki Murakami. KNOPF.
5. (tie) Marriage Plot. By Jeffrey Eugenides. FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX.
5. Caleb's Crossing. By Geraldine Brooks. VIKING.
7. Catching Fire. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
8. (tie) The Night Circus. By Erin Morgenstern. DOUBLEDAY.
8. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. By Stieg Larsson. KNOPF.
8. State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. HARPER.

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Steve Jobs. By Walter Isaacson. SIMON & SCHUSTER.
2. Thinking Fast and Slow. By Daniel Kahneman. FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX.
3. (tie) Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.
3. In the Garden of Beasts. By Erik Larson. CROWN.
5. Catherine the Great. By Robert K. Massie. RANDOM HOUSE.
6. (tie) Blue Nights. By Joan Didion. KNOPF.
7. Pity the Billionaire. By Thomas Frank. METROPOLITAN.
8. (tie) American Sniper. By Jim DeFelice, Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan. HARPERLUXE.
8. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? By Mindy Kaling. CROWN ARCHETYPE.
10. The Swerve. By Stephen Greenblatt. W.W. NORTON.

PAPERBACK FICTION
1. The Tiger's Wife. By Téa Obreht. RANDOM HOUSE.
2. Swamplandia. By Karen Russel. VINTAGE.
3. The Hunger Games. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
4. A Visit from the Goon Squad. By Jennifer Egan. ANCHOR.
5. The Help. By Kathryn Stockett. BERKLEY.
6. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. By Jonathan Safran Foer. MARINER.
7. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. By Stieg Larsson. VINTAGE.
8. (tie) Smut. By Alan Bennet. PICADOR.
8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. By John le Carre. PENGUIN.
10. Cutting for Stone. By Abraham Verghese. VINTAGE.

PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. REAGAN ARTHUR/BACK BAY.
2. The Hare with Amber Eyes. By Edmund de Waal. PICADOR.
3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. By Rebecca Skloot. BROADWAY.
4. The Warmth of Other Suns. By Isabel Wilkerson. VINTAGE.
5. Outliers. By Malcolm Gladwell. BACK BAY.
6. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. By Amy Chua. PENGUIN.
7. The Emperor of All Maladies. By Siddhartha Mukherjee. SCRIBNER.
8. (tie) Cleopatra: A Life. By Stacy Schiff. BACK BAY.
8. The Happiness Project. By Gretchen Rubin. HARPER PERENNIAL.
10. MWF Seeking BFF. By Rachel Bertsche. BALLANTINE.

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