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Boston Globe Bestsellers Sept. 6-13

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Jonathan Franzen's widely anticipated "Freedom" is the top hardcover fiction seller, and was also the individual top seller at every bookstore polled.

Gail Caldwell's "Let's Take the Long Way Home" and "The Big Short" share the best-selling position on the hardcover nonfiction list.

"The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo" tops the paperback fiction list.

"Eat, Pray, Love" retains its position as the top paperback nonfiction seller.

Click below to see the full lists.

Hardcover Fiction
1. Freedom
By Jonathan Franzen. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

2. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

3. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

4. Mockingjay
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

5. Catching Fire
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

6. The Cookbook Collector
By Allegra Goodman. Dial.

7. The Postcard Killers (tie)
By James Patterson and Liza Marklund. Little, Brown.

7. The Way of Kings
By Brandon Sanderson. Tor.

7. Dark Peril
By Christine Feehan. Berkley.

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

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Let’s Take the Long Way Home (tie)
By Gail Caldwell. Random House.

1. The Big Short
By Michael Lewis. W.W. Norton.

3. A Journey
By Tony Blair. Knopf.

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

5. The Power
By Rhonda Byrne. Atria.

6. Outliers
By Malcolm Gladwell. Little, Brown.

7. Four Fish
By Paul Greenberg. Penguin.

8. Born to Run
By Christopher McDougall. Knopf.

9. The Disappearing Spoon
By Sam Kean. Little, Brown.

10. Between a Heart and a Rock Place
By Pat Benatar. William Morrow.

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. Cutting for Stone
By Abraham Verghese. Vintage.

6. The Hunger Games
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

7. A Gate at the Stairs
By Lorrie Moore. Vintage.

8. Wolf Hall
By Hilary Mantel. Picador.

9. Let the Great World Spin
By Colum McCann. Random House.

10. The Alchemist
By Paulo Coelho. HarperCollins.

Paperback Nonfiction
1. Eat, Pray, Love
By Elizabeth Gilbert. Penguin.

2. Where Men Win Glory
By Jon Krakauer. Anchor.

3. Zeitoun
By Dave Eggers. Vintage.

4. Strength in What Remains
By Tracy Kidder. Random House.

5. Open: An Autobiography
By Andre Agassi. Vintage.

6. Freakonomics
By Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. Harper Perennial.

7. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
By Rhoda Janzen. Holt.

8. Boston Restaurants 2010/2011 (tie)
By Zagat Survey. Zagat.

8. Microsoft Windows XP Plain & Simple
By Jerry Joyce and Marianne Moon. Microsoft.

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

Source: Boston Area Bookstores


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