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Boston Globe Bestsellers Aug. 29-Sept. 4

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"Rules of Civility" by Amor Towles is the new bestseller in hardcover fiction this week.

Charles C. Mann's "1493" is at the top of the list for hardcover nonfiction.

Kathryn Stockett's "The Help" holds strong at the top selling position in paperback fiction.

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot remains as the bestseller in paperback nonfiction.

See full list below.

Hardcover Fiction
1. Rules of Civility. By Amor Towles. VIKING.
2. Caleb's Crossing. By Geraldine Brooks. VIKING.
3. The Family Fang. By Kevin Wilson. ECCO.
4. State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. HARPER.
5. Maine. By J. Courtney Sullivan. KNOPF.5. The Paris Wife. By Paula McLain. BALLANTINE.
6. (tie) The Magician King. By Lev Grossman.VIKING.
6. Go the F*ck to Sleep. By Adam Mansbach. AKASHIC.
7. Mockingjay. Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
8. A Dance With Dragons. George R. R. Martin. BANTAM.

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. 1493. By Charles C. Mann. KNOPF.
2. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. REAGAN ARTHUR.
3. The Greater Journey. By David McCullough. SIMON AND SCHUSTER.
4. Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness. By Alexandra Fuller. PENGUIN.
5. (tie) In the Garden of Beasts. By Erik Larson. CROWN.
5. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.
6.(tie) How To Write a Sentence. By Stanley Fish. HARPER.
6. Overdiagnosed. By Gilbert Welch, Lisa Schwartzl and Steve Woloshin. BEACON.
7. (tie)Wendy and the Lost Boys. By Julie Salamon. PENGUIN.
7. The Memory of All That. By Katharine Weber. CROWN.

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. One Day. By David Nicholls. VINTAGE
5. A Feast For Crows. By George R. R. Martin. BANTAM.
6. The Hunger Games. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC
7. Sarah's Key. By Tatiana de Rosnay. ST MARTIN’S.
8. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. By Jamie Ford. BALLANTINE.
9. Room. By Emma Donoghue. BACK BAY.
10. A Game of Thrones. By George R. R. Martin. BANTAM

Paperback Nonfiction
1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. By Rebecca Skloot. BROADWAY.
2. Let's Take the Long Way Home. By Gail Caldwell. RANDOM HOUSE.
3. The Emperor of All Maladies. By Siddhartha Mukherjee. SCRIBNER.
4. The Hare With Amber Eyes. By Edmund de Waal. PICADOR.
5. Outliers. By Malcolm Gladwell. BACK BAY.
6. (tie) Zeitoun. By Dave Eggers. VINTAGE.
6. Unlikely Friendships. By Jennifer S. Holland. WORKMAN.
7. (tie) The Cruise of the Blue Dolphin. By Nina Chandler.
7. War. By Sebastian Junger. TWELVE.
8. The Most Beautiful Walk in the World. By John Baxter. HARPER.

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