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Boston Globe Bestsellers Nov. 19-25

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"The Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes is the bestseller in hardcover fiction this week.

Walter Isaacson's "Steve Jobs" is the top-selling hardcover nonfiction title this week.

"The Tiger’s Wife" by Téa Obreht is the paperback fiction bestseller.

Edmund de Waal's "The Hare with Amber Eyes" remains in the No. 1 spot in paperback nonfiction.

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Hardcover Fiction
1. The Sense of an Ending. By Julian Barnes. KNOPF.
2. 1Q84. By Haruki Murakami. KNOPF.
3. The Marriage Plot. By Jeffrey Eugenides. FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX.
4. Out of Oz. By Gregory Maguire. WILLIAM MORROW.
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 6: Cabin Fever. By Jeff Kinney. HARRY N. ABRAMS.
6. The Litigators. By John Grisham. DOUBLEDAY.
7. The Prague Cemetery. By Umberto Eco. HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT.
8. (tie) Salvage the Bones. By Jesmyn Ward. BLOOMSBURY USA.
8. Inheritance. By Christopher Paolini. KNOPF.
10. State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. HARPER.

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Steve Jobs. By Walter Isaacson. SIMON & SCHUSTER.
2. Thinking Fast and Slow. By Daniel Kahneman. FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX.
3. War Room. By Michael Holley. IT.
4. Blue Nights. By Joan Didion. KNOPF.
5. Catherine the Great. By Robert K. Massie. RANDOM HOUSE.
6. Then Again. By Diane Keaton. RANDOM HOUSE.
7. Killing Lincoln. By Bill O’ Reilly and Martin Dugard. HENRY HOLT.
8. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.
9. Boomerang. By Michael Lewis. W.W. NORTON.
10. Reimagining Equality. By Anita Hill. BEACON.

Paperback Fiction
1. The Tiger’s Wife. By Téa Obreht. RANDOM HOUSE.
2. A Visit from the Goon Squad. By Jennifer Egan. ANCHOR.
3. The Hunger Games. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
4. The Best American Short Stories 2011. Edited by Geraldine Brooks and Heidi Pitlor. MARINER.
5. A Secret Kept. By Tatiana de Rosnay. ST. MARTIN’S.
6. Freedom. By Jonathan Franzen. PICADOR.
7. (tie) Room. By Emma Donoghue. BACK BAY.
7. Sing You Home. By Jodi Picoult. ATRIA/EMILY BESTLER.
9. (tie) Great House. By Nicole Krauss. W.W. NORTON.
9. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk. By David Sedaris. LITTLE, BROWN.

Paperback Nonfiction
1. The Hare with Amber Eyes. By Edmund de Waal. PICADOR.
2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. By Rebecca Skloot. BROADWAY.
3. Cleopatra. By Stacy Schiff. BACK BAY.
4. Unlikely Friendships. By Jennifer S. Holland. WORKMAN.
5. The Warmth of Other Suns. By Isabel Wilkerson. VINTAGE.
6. I Remember Nothing. By Nora Ephron. VINTAGE.
7. Just Kids. By Patti Smith. ECCO.
8. At Home. By Bill Bryson. ANCHOR.
9. Let’s Take the Long Way Home. By Gail Caldwell. RANDOM HOUSE.
10. F in Exams. By Richard Benson. CHRONICLE.

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