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Boston Globe Bestsellers Jan. 23-29

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"Death Comes to Pemberley" by P.D. James still holds the number one spot for hardcover fiction.

Sally Bedell Smith's "Elizabeth the Queen" usurps "Steve Jobs" as the best selling hardcover nonfiction.

This week's number one paperback fiction is still "The Tiger's Wife" by T?a Obreht.

"Bossypants" by Tina Fey, still tops the list of paperback nonfiction.

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. Believing the Lie. By Elizabeth George. DUTTON.
5. The Fault in Our Stars. By John Green. DUTTON.
6. Catching Fire. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
7. The Art of Fielding. By Chad Harbach. LITTLE, BROWN.
8. 11/22/63. By Stephen King. SCRIBNER.
9. A Dance with Dragons. By George R.R. Martin. BANTAM.
10. How It All Began. By Penelope Lively. VIKING.

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Elizabeth the Queen. By Sally Bedell Smith. RANDOM HOUSE.
2. (tie) Steve Jobs. By Walter Isaacson. SIMON & SCHUSTER.
2. In the Garden of Beasts. By Erik Larson. CROWN.
3. Thinking, Fast and Slow. By Daniel Kahneman. FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX.
4. Catherine the Great. By Robert K. Massie. RANDOM HOUSE.
6. (tie) The Greater Journey. By David McCullough. SIMON & SCHUSTER.
6. The World of Downton Abbey. By Jessica Fellowes. ST. MARTIN'S.
8. Jack Kennedy. By Christopher Matthews. SIMON & SCHUSTER.
9. (tie) Death of an Empire. By Robert Booth. THOMAS DUNNE.
9. The Swerve. By Stephen Greenblatt. W.W. NORTON.

PAPERBACK FICTION
1. The Tiger's Wife. By T?a Obreht. RANDOM HOUSE.
2. A Visit from the Goon Squad. By Jennifer Egan. ANCHOR.
3. The Hunger Games. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
4. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. By Jonathan Safran Foer. MARINER.
5. Swamplandia. By Karen Russell. VINTAGE.
6. Faith. By Jennifer Haigh. HARPER.
7. Ruins of Gorlan. By John Flanagan. PUFFIN.
8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. By John le Carre. PENGUIN.
9. (tie) Sister. By Rosamund Lupton. BROADWAY.
9. A Separate Peace. By John Knowles. SCRIBNER.

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 Happiness Project. By Gretchen Rubin. HARPER PERENNIAL.
5. Smart at Heart. By Dr. Malissa Wood. CELESTIAL ARTS.
6. Poser. By Claire Dederer. FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX.
7. The Warmth of Other Suns. By Isabel Wilkerson. VINTAGE.
8. (tie) Corporations Are Not People. By Jeffrey D. Clements. BERRETT-KOEHLER.
8. In Search of Motif No. 1. By L.M. Vincent. HISTORY.
10. Zeitoun. By Dave Eggers. VINTAGE.

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