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Boston Globe Bestsellers Jan. 30-Feb. 5

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"The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach sneaks into the number one spot for hardcover fiction.

Walter Isaacson's "Steve Jobs" reclaims its position as the number one hardcover nonfiction.

"The Tiger's Wife" by Téa Obreht continues to be the bestselling paperback fiction.

For the fourth week in a row, the bestselling paperback nonfiction is Tina Fey's "Bossypants."

HARDCOVER FICTION
1. The Art of Fielding. By Chad Harbach. LITTLE, BROWN.
2. The Sense of an Ending. By Julian Barnes. KNOPF.
3. The Flight of Gemma Hardy. By Margot Livesey. HARPER.
4. Mockingjay. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
5. How It All Began. By Penelope Lively. VIKING.
6. Believing the Lie. By Elizabeth George. DUTTON.
7. Death Comes to Pemberley. By P.D. James. KNOPF.
8. (tie) Marriage Plot. By Jeffrey Eugenides. FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX.
8. The Fault in Our Stars. By John Green. DUTTON.
10. 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) Elizabeth the Queen. By Sally Bedell Smith. RANDOM HOUSE.
3. Guitar Zero. By Gary Marcus. PENGUIN.
5. Goodnight iPad. By Ann Droyd. BLUE RIDER.
6. (tie) Plenty. By Yotam Ottolenghi. CHRONICLE.
6. Quiet. By Susan Cain. CROWN.
8. The Greater Journey. By David McCullough. SIMON & SCHUSTER.
9. Guinness World Records 2012. By Guinness World Records. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS.
10. The Lives of Margaret Fuller. By John Matteson. W.W. NORTON.

PAPERBACK FICTION
1. The Tiger's Wife. By Téa Obreht. RANDOM HOUSE.
2. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. By Jonathan Safran Foer. MARINER.
3. Swamplandia. By Karen Russell. VINTAGE.
4. The Hunger Games. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
5. A Visit from the Goon Squad. By Jennifer Egan. ANCHOR.
6. The House at Tyneford. By Natasha Solomons. PLUME.
7. Waiting. By Ha Jin. VINTAGE.
8. Faith. By Jennifer Haigh. HARPER.
9. (tie) Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. By John le Carré. PENGUIN.
9. A Discovery of Witches. By Deborah Harkness. PENGUIN.

PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. REAGAN ARTHUR/BACK BAY.
2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. By Rebecca Skloot. BROADWAY.
3. The Hare with Amber Eyes. By Edmund de Waal. PICADOR.
4. The Warmth of Other Suns. By Isabel Wilkerson. VINTAGE.
5. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey. By the Countess of Carnarvon. BROADWAY.
6. The Social Animal. By David Brooks. RANDOM.
7. The Happiness Project. By Gretchen Rubin. HARPER PERENNIAL.
8. Zeitoun. By Dave Eggers. VINTAGE.
9. Blood, Bones & Butter. By Gabrielle Hamilton. RANDOM.
10. Health Care Reform. By Jonathan Gruber. HILL AND WANG.

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