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Boston Globe Bestsellers: August 9-August 15

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"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" remains the leader in hardcover fiction sales.

"Medium Raw" is the top seller in hardcover nonfiction.

"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" is again at the top of the paperback fiction list.

"Eat, Pray, Love" perhaps supported by the coming release of a movie adaptation, remains unshakable at the top of the paperback nonfiction list.

Click below to see the full lists.

Hardcover Fiction

1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

2. Star Island
By Carl Hiaasen. Knopf.

3. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

4. Super Sad True Love Story
By Gary Shteyngart. Random House.

5. The Red Queen
By Philippa Gregory. Touchstone.

6. The Rembrandt Affair
By Daniel Silva. Putnam.

7. The Cookbook Collector
By Allegra Goodman. Dial.

8. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
By David Mitchell. Random House.

9. Fly Away Home
By Jennifer Weiner. Atria.

10. Catching Fire
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Medium Raw
By Anthony Bourdain. Ecco.

2. The Big Short
By Michael Lewis. W.W. Norton.

3. Sh*t My Dad Says
By Justin Halpern. It.

4. Born to Run
By Christopher McDougall. Knopf.
5. War
By Sebastian Junger. Twelve.

5. Empire of the Summer Moon
By S.C. Gwynne. Scribner.

7. Washington Rules
By Andrew Bacevich. Metropolitan.

8. The Six Secrets of Change
By Michael Fullan. Jossey-Bass.

9. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
By Chelsea Handler. Grand Central.

10. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
By Rebecca Skloot. Crown.

Paperback Fiction

1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
By Stieg Larsson. Vintage.

2. The Girl Who Played with Fire
By Stieg Larsson. Vintage.

3. Little Bee
By Chris Cleave. Simon & Schuster.

4. Tinkers
By Paul Harding. Bellevue.

5. The Lacuna
By Barbara Kingsolver. Harper Perennial.

6. One Day
By David Nicholls. Vintage.

6. Cutting for Stone
By Abraham Verghese. Vintage.

8. This is Where I Leave You
By Jonathan Tropper. Plume.

9. Best Friends Forever
By Jennifer Weiner. Washington Square.

9. Bad Things Happen
By Harry Dolan. Berkley Trade.

Paperback Nonfiction

1. Eat, Pray, Love
By Elizabeth Gilbert. Penguin.

2. Three Cups of Tea
By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. Penguin.

3. Lit
By Mary Karr. Harper Perennial.

4. Kitchen Confidential
By Anthony Bourdain. Ecco.

5. Freakonomics
By Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. Harper Perennial.

6. Where Men Win Glory
By Jon Krakauer. Anchor.
7. Zeitoun
By Dave Eggers. Vintage.

7. Food Rules
By Michael Pollan. Penguin.

9. The Essential Conversation
By Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot. Ballantine.

9. Knopf MapGuide: Boston
By Knopf Guides. Knopf.

Source: Boston area bookstores

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