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Boston Globe Bestsellers Dec. 5-11

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"The Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes tops the list for hardcover fiction books.

Walter Isaacson's "Steve Jobs" is still the bestselling paperback fiction.

This week, "The Tiger's Wife" by Téa Obreht maintains the No. 1 hardcover nonfiction spot.

"The Hare with Amber Eyes" by Edmund de Waal is this week's bestselling paperback fiction.

See full list below.

Hardcover Fiction
1. The Sense of an Ending. By Julian Barnes. KNOPF.
2. The Marriage Plot. By Jeffrey Eugenides. FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX.
3. The Art of Fielding. By Chad Harbach. LITTLE, BROWN.
4. 11/22/1963. By Stephen King. SCRIBNER.
5. 1Q84. By Haruki Murakami. KNOPF.
6. The Drop. By Michael Connelly. LITTLE, BROWN.
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 6: Cabin Fever. By Jeff Kinney. HARRY N. ABRAMS.
8. The Paris Wife. By Paula McLain. BALLANTINE.
9. Catching Fire. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
10. Goodnight iPad. By Ann Droyd. BLUE RIDER.

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Steve Jobs. By Walter Isaacson. SIMON & SCHUSTER.
2. Catherine the Great. By Robert K. Massie. RANDOM HOUSE.
3. War Room. By Michael Holley. IT.
4. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.
5. Blue Nights. By Joan Didion. KNOPF.
6. Rin Tin Tin. By Susan Orlean. SIMON & SCHUSTER.
7. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? By Mindy Kaling. CROWN.
8. Thinking, Fast and Slow. By Daniel Kahneman. FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX.
9. Fenway 1912. By Glenn Stout. HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT.
10. Then Again. By Diane Keaton. RANDOM HOUSE.

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. A Secret Kept. By Tatiana de Rosnay. ST. MARTIN’S.
5. The Best American Short Stories 2011. Edited by Geraldine Brooks and Heidi Pitlor. MARINER.
5. Cutting for Stone. By Abraham Verghese. VINTAGE.
6. Room. By Emma Donoghue. BACK BAY.
7. Sing You Home. By Jodi Picoult. ATRIA/EMILY BESTLER.
7. Sarah's Key. By Tatiana de Rosnay. ST. MARTIN’S.
8. Freedom. By Jonathan Franzen. PICADOR.

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. I Remember Nothing. By Nora Ephron. VINTAGE.
4. Unlikely Friendships. By Jennifer S. Holland. WORKMAN.
5. The Warmth of Other Suns. By Isabel Wilkerson. VINTAGE.
6. Cleopatra. By Stacy Schiff. BACK BAY.
7. F in Exams. By Richard Benson. CHRONICLE.
8. At Home. By Bill Bryson. ANCHOR.
9. A Dog's Purpose. By W. Bruce Cameron. FORGE.
10. The Memory Chalet. By Tony Judt. PENGUIN.

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