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Boston Globe Bestsellers Oct. 10-17

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"The Night Circus"by Erin Morgenstern is the hardcover fiction bestseller for the second week in a row.

Michael Lewis' "Boomerang" is the new bestseller in hardcover nonfiction.

"The Help" by Kathryn Stockett is once again in the top seller in paperback fiction.

Stacy Schiff's "Cleopatra: A Life" has remained the bestseller in paperback nonfiction.

Hardcover Fiction
1. The Night Circus. By Erin Morgenstern. DOUBLEDAY.
2. The Paris Wife. By Paula McLain. BALLANTINE.
3. (tie) The Art of Fielding. By Chad Harbach. LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY.
3. The Cat's Table. By Michael Ondaatje. KNOPF.
4. (tie) Caleb's Crossing. By Geraldine Brooks. VIKING.
4. Rules of Civility. By Amor Towles. VIKING.
5. Reamde. By Neal Stephenson. WILLIAM MORROW.
6. The Affair. By Lee Child. DELACORTE.
7. State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. HARPER.
8. We the Animals. By Justin Torres. HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT.

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Boomerang. By Michael Lewis. W.W. NORTON & COMPANY.
2. The Swerve. By Stephen Greenblatt. W.W. NORTON & COMPANY.
3. Jacqueline Kennedy. By Caroline Kennedy and Michael Beschloss. HYPERION.
4. Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness. By Alexandra Fuller. PENGUIN.
5. That Used to Be Us. By Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum. FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX.
6. (tie) Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.
6. Destiny of the Republic. By Candice Millard. DOUBLEDAY.
7. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. REAGAN ARTHUR.
8. (tie) In the Garden of Beasts. By Erik Larson. CROWN.
8. The Greater Journey. By David McCullough. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

Paperback Fiction
1. The Help. By Kathryn Stockett. BERKLEY.
2. Room. By Emma Donoghue. BACK BAY.
3. A Visit from the Goon Squad. By Jennifer Egan. ANCHOR.
4. (tie) Sarah's Key. By Tatiana de Rosnay. ST MARTIN’S.
4. The Little Bride. By Anna Solomon. RIVERHEAD.
5. The Heretic's Daughter. By Kathleen Kent. BACK BAY.
6. Cutting for Stone. By Abraham Verghese. VINTAGE.
7. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. By Helen Simonson. RANDOM HOUSE.
8. (tie) A Clash of Kings. By George R. R. Martin. BANTAM.
8. A Secret Kept. By Tatiana de Rosnay. ST. MARTIN’S GRIFFIN.

Paperback Nonfiction
1. Cleopatra: A Life. By Stacy Schiff. BACK BAY.
2. The Hare with Amber Eyes. By Edmund de Waal. PICADOR.
2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. By Rebecca Skloot. BROADWAY.
3. Let's Take the Long Way Home. By Gail Caldwell. RANDOM HOUSE.
4. The Warmth of Other Suns. By Isabel Wilkerson. VINTAGE.
5. (tie) The Emperor of All Maladies. By Siddhartha Mukherjee. SCRIBNER.
5. At Home. By Bill Bryson. ANCHOR.
6. F in Exams. By Richard Benson. CHRONICLE.
7. Free-Range Kids. By Lenore Skenazy. JOSSEY-BASS.
8. Waiter Rant. By Steve Dublanica. HARPER PERENNIAL.

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