RadioBDC Logo
| Listen Live
< Back to front page Text size +

Boston Globe bestsellers, March 6-March 13

Posted by guest  March 11, 2011 11:00 AM

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article

"A Discovery of Witches," by Deborah E. Harkness, keeps the top spot in hardcover fiction.

Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken" takes the lead in hardcover nonfiction.

"Cutting for Stone," by Abraham Verghese, snags the number one spot in paperback fiction.

"The Big Short," by Michael Lewis, tops paperback nonfiction.

For full lists, see below.

Hardcover fiction

1. A Discovery of Witches
By Deborah E. Harkness. Viking.

2. Sing You Home
By Jodi Picoult. Atria.

3. The Wise Man's Fear
By Patrick Rothfuss. DAW.

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

5. Swamplandia!
By Karen Russell. Knopf.

6. The Paris Wife
By Paula McLain. Ballantine.

7. Minding Frankie
By Maeve Binchy. Knopf.

8. Mockingjay
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

9. Room
By Emma Donoghue. Little, Brown.

10. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

Hardcover nonfiction

1. Unbroken
By Laura Hillenbrand. Random House.

2. Townie
By Andre Dubus III. W.W. Norton.

3. Blood, Bones, and Butter
By Gabrielle Hamilton. Random House.

4. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (tie)
By Amy Chua. Penguin.

4. The Emperor of All Maladies
By Siddhartha Mukherjee. Scribner.

5. The Information (tie)
By James Gleick. Pantheon.

5. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
By Rebecca Skloot. Broadway. Crown.

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

6. Cleopatra (tie)
By Stacy Schiff. Little, Brown.

6. A Widow's Story
By Joyce Carol Oates. Ecco.

Paperback fiction

1. Cutting for Stone
By Abraham Verghese. Vintage.

2. The Imperfectionists
By Tom Rachman. Dial.

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

4. The Hunger Games
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

5. Postmistress
By Sarah Blake. Berkley.

6. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (tie)
By Stieg Larsson. Vintage.

6. The Three Weissmanns of Westport
By Cathleen Schine. Picador.

7. Tinkers
By Paul Harding. Bellevue.

8. True Grit
By Charles Portis. Overlook.

9. Water for Elephants
By Sara Gruen. Algonquin.

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

5. The Checklist Manifesto
By Atul Gawande. Picador.

6. As a Man Thinketh (tie)
By James Allen. Tarcher. Tribeca.

6. Committed
By Elizabeth Gilbert. Penguin.

7. The Happiness Project
By Gretchen Rubin. Harper.

8. The Devil in the White City
By Erik Larson. Vintage.

9. Freakonomics
By Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. Harper Perennial.

Source: Boston-area bookstores.

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article

About off the shelf News about books, authors, and publishers from The Boston Globe.
Nicole Lamy is editor of the Globe's Books section.
Jan Gardner writes the "Shelf Life" column for the Globe's Books section.

browse this blog

by category