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Boston Globe bestsellers, Feb. 6-Feb. 13

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"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest," by Stieg Larsson, snags the top spot on this week's hardcover fiction list.

Amy Chua's "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," leads the hardcover nonfiction list.

"Cutting for Stone," by Abraham Verghese, sits at number one in paperback fiction.

"The Big Short," by Michael Lewis, comes out in the lead on our paperback nonfiction list this week.

For full lists, see below.

Hardcover fiction

1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

2. Freedom
By Jonathan Franzen. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

3. Catching Fire
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic

4. Swamplandia! (tie)
By Karen Russell. Knopf.

4. Solo
By Rana Dasgupta. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth (tie)
By Jeff Kinney. Amulet.

5. Great House
By Nicole Krauss. W.W. Norton.

6. The Fates Will Find Their Way
By Hannah Pittard. Ecco.

7. The Death Instinct
By Jed Rubenfeld. Riverhead.

8. While Mortals Sleep
By Kurt Vonnegut. Delacorte.

Hardcover nonfiction

1. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
By Amy Chua. Penguin.

2. Cleopatra
By Stacy Schiff. Little, Brown.

3. Unbroken
By Laura Hillenbrand. Random House.

4. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
By Rebecca Skloot. Crown.

5. Cinderella Ate My Daughter
By Peggy Orenstein. Harper.

6. Flour
By Joanne Chang and Christie Matheson. Chronicle.

7. The Hidden Reality (tie)
By Brian Greene. Knopf.

7. Life
By Keith Richards. Little, Brown.

8. The Warmth of Other Suns
By Isabel Wilkerson. Random House.

9. The 4-Hour Body
By Timothy Ferriss. Crown Archetype.

Paperback fiction

1. Cutting for Stone
By Abraham Verghese. Vintage.

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

3. Tinkers
By Paul Harding. Bellevue.

4. The Imperfectionists
By Tom Rachman. Dial.

5. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
By Helen Simonson. Random House.

6. The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
By Heidi W. Durrow. Algonquin.

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

8. Water for Elephants
By Sara Gruen. Algonquin.

9. Sarah's Key
By Tatiana de Rosnay. St. Martin's Griffin.

9. Let Tthe Great World Spin
By Colum McCann. Random House.

Paperback nonfiction

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

2. Inside of a Dog
By Alexandra Horowitz. Scribner.

3. Just Kids
By Patti Smith. Ecco.

4. The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report
By Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. PublicAffairs.

5. Zeitoun
By Dave Eggers. Vintage.

6. What the Dog Saw
By Malcolm Gladwell. Back Bay.

7. Blink (tie)
By Malcolm Gladwell. Back Bay.

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

8. The Tipping Point
By Malcolm Gladwell. Back Bay.

9. Citizen Somerville
By Bobby Martini and Elayne Keratsis. Powderhouse.

Source: Boston-area bookstores.

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