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Boston Globe Bestsellers: August 16-August 22

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"The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" is again the top hardcover fiction seller.

Former Globe staff critic and Pulitzer Prize winner Gail Caldwell tops the hardcover nonfiction list with her new book "Let's Take the Long Way Home."

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" remains the top paperback fiction seller.

"Eat, Pray, Love," by Elizabeth Gilbert, is still 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. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

3. Star Island
By Carl Hiaasen. Knopf.

4. The Red Queen
By Philippa Gregory. Touchstone.

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

6. Catching Fire
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

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

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

7. Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex
By Eoin Colfer. Hyperion.

10. Comedy in a Minor Key
By Hans Keilson. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Let’s Take the Long Way Home
By Gail Caldwell. Random House.

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

3. Women Food and God
By Geneen Roth. Scribner.

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

5. War
By Sebastian Junger. Twelve.

6. Washington Rules
By Andrew Bacevich. Metropolitan.

6. Start With Why
By Simon Sinek. Portfolio.

6. The Great Typo Hunt
By Jeff Deck and Benjamin D. Herson. Crown.

6. Packing for Mars
By Mary Roach. W.W. Norton.

10. Four Fish
By Paul Greenberg. Penguin.

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. Tinkers
By Paul Harding. Bellevue.

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

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

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

7. One Day
By David Nicholls. Vintage.

8. The Hunger Games
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

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

10. Let the Great World Spin
By Colum McCann. Random House.

Paperback Nonfiction

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

2. Zeitoun
By Dave Eggers. Vintage.

3. Where Men Win Glory
By Jon Krakauer. Anchor.

4. Lit
By Mary Karr. Harper Perennial.

5. Kitchen Confidential
By Anthony Bourdain. Ecco.

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

7. My Horizontal Life
By Chelsea Handler. Bloomsbury.

7. Boston Restaurants 2010/2011
By Zagat Survey. Zagat.

9. Organizing Schools for Improvement
By Anthony S. Bryk, Penny Bender Sebring, Elaine Allensworth, and Stuart Luppescu. University of Chicago.

10. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
By Rhoda Janzen. Holt.

Source: Boston area bookstores.

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Jan Gardner writes the "Shelf Life" column for the Globe's Books section.

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