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Boston Globe Bestsellers, April 25-May 1

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"The Help" stays put at No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list. "Beatrice and Virgil," the latest Yann Martel novel, debuts in second place.

"The Big Short" remains No. 1 on the hardcover nonfiction list. Kitty Kelley's biography of Oprah Winfrey comes in at No. 3.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and "The Girl Who Played with Fire" maintain their one-two punch atop the paperback fiction list.

"The Lost City of Z" takes the top spot on the paperback nonfiction list.

Click below for the full lists.

Hardcover Fiction

1. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

2. Beatrice and Virgil
By Yann Martel. Spiegel & Grau.

3. Changes
By Jim Butcher. Roc.

4. Every Last One
By Anna Quindlen. Random House.

5. Solar
By Ian McEwan. Nan A. Talese.

6. Imperfect Birds
By Anne Lamott. Riverhead.

7. The Three Weissmanns of Westport
By Cathleen Schine. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

8. The Shadow of Your Smile
By Mary Higgins Clark. Simon & Schuster.

9. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary
By Jeff Kinney. Amulet.

10. Caught
By Harlan Coben. Dutton.


Hardcover Nonfiction


1. The Big Short
By Michael Lewis. W.W. Norton.

2. The Bridge
By David Remnick. Knopf.

3. Oprah
By Kitty Kelley. Crown.

4. Born to Run
By Christopher McDougall. Knopf.

5. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
By Chelsea Handler. Grand Central.

6. Game Change
By John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. Harper.

7. The Happiness Project
By Gretchen Rubin. Harper.

8. The Story of Stuff
By Annie Leonard. Free Press.

9. 13 Bankers
By Simon Johnson and James Kwak. Pantheon.

10. Silk Parachute
By John McPhee. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.


Paperback Fiction

1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
By Stieg Larsson. Vintage.

2.The Girl Who Played with Fire
By Stieg Larsson. Vintage.

3. Little Bee
By Chris Cleave. Simon & Schuster.

4. A Reliable Wife
By Robert Goolrick. Algonquin.

5. Apologize, Apologize!
By Elizabeth Kelly. Twelve.

6. Cutting for Stone
By Abraham Verghese. Vintage.

7. The Alchemist
By Paulo Coelho. HarperCollins.

8. Let the Great World Spin
By Colum McCann. Random House.

9. Brooklyn
By Colm Toibin. Scribner.

10. How to Train Your Dragon
By Cressida Cowell. Little, Brown.


Paperback Nonfiction

1. The Lost City of Z
By David Grann. Vintage.

2. Food Rules
By Michael Pollan. Penguin.

3. Blink
By Malcolm Gladwell. Back Bay.

4. Eat, Pray, Love
By Elizabeth Gilbert. Penguin.

5. Three Cups of Tea
By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. Penguin.

6. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
By Chelsea Handler. Gallery.

7. A People's History of the United States
By Howard Zinn. Harper Perennial.

8. The Gardner Heist
By Ulrich Boser. Harper.

9. Boston Restaurants 2010/2011
By Zagat Survey. Zagat.

10. My Horizontal Life
By Chelsea Handler. Bloomsbury USA.

Source: Boston Area Bookstores

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