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Boston Globe Bestsellers Aug. 1-7

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"State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett has reclaimed the No. 1 bestselling spot in hardcover fiction.

Erik Larson's "In the Garden of Beasts" is the top-selling hardcover nonfiction book this week.

"The Help" by Kathryn Stockett has regained its top bestseller place in paperback fiction this week.

Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" maintains its longstanding bestseller status in paperback nonfiction.

Hardcover Fiction
1. State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. HARPER.
2. A Dance With Dragons. By George R.R. Martin. BANTAM.
3. Go The F**k to Sleep. By Adam Mansbach. AKASHIC.
4. Rules of Civility. By Amor Towles. VIKING.
5. (tie) Maine. By J. Courtney Sullivan. KNOPF.
5. The Paris Wife. By Paula McLain. BALLANTINE.
7. (tie) Catching Fire. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
7. Portrait of a Spy. By Daniel Silva. HARPER.
9. Faith. By Jennifer Haigh. HARPER.
10. Then Came You. By Jennifer Weiner. ATRIA.

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. In the Garden of Beasts. By Erik Larson. CROWN.
2. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. REAGAN ARTHUR.
3. The Greater Journey. By David McCullough. SIMON & SCHUSTER.
4. Haiti After the Earthquake. By Paul Farmer. PUBLICAFFAIRS.
5. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.
6. A Stolen Life. By Jaycee Dugard. SIMON & SCHUSTER.
7. The Dukan Diet. By Pierre Dukan. CROWN.
8. Absolute Monarchs. By John Julius Norwich. RANDOM HOUSE.
9. (tie) Knuckler. By Tim Wakefield. HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT.
9. Hitman. By Howie Carr. FORGE.

Paperback Fiction
1. The Help. By Kathryn Stockett. BERKLEY.
2. A Visit From the Goon Squad. By Jennifer Egan. ANCHOR.
3. Cutting for Stone. By Abraham Verghese. VINTAGE.
4. A Game of Thrones. By George R.R. Martin. BANTAM.
5. Room. By Emma Donoghue. BACK BAY.
6. The Hunger Games. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
7. A Clash of Kings. By George R.R. Martin. BANTAM.
8. Swamplandia! By Karen Russell. VINTAGE.
9. A Storm of Swords. By George R.R. Martin. BANTAM.
10. The Housekeeper and the Professor. By Yoko Ogawa. PICADOR.

Paperback Nonfiction
1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. By Rebecca Skloot. BROADWAY.
2. Just Kids. By Patti Smith. ECCO.
3. The Most Beautiful Walk. By John Baxter. HARPER.
4. The Happiness Project. By Gretchen Rubin. HARPER.
5. Zeitoun. By Dave Eggers. VINTAGE.
6. Outliers. By Malcolm Gladwell. BACK BAY.
7. Unlikely Friendships. By Jennifer S. Holland. WORKMAN.
8. (tie) The Big Short. By Michael Lewis. W.W. NORTON.
8. Behind the Wheel. By Wendy Swart Grossman. RUBY BEECH.
8. Jesse. By Marianne Leone. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

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