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Boston Globe Bestsellers: Oct. 10-17

Posted by guest  October 15, 2010 03:15 PM

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"Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk" is the highest hardcover fiction seller.

"Earth (The Book)" topped hardcover nonfiction sales.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" returned to the top of the paperback fiction list.

"Eat, Pray, Love" is still the best paperback nonfiction seller.

Click below to see the full lists.

Hardcover Fiction

1. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
By David Sedaris. Little, Brown.

2. Freedom
By Jonathan Franzen. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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

4. Reversal
By Michael Connelly. Little, Brown.
5. Fall of Giants
By Ken Follett. Dutton.

6. To the End of the Land
By David Grossman. Knopf.

7. Sugar and Spice
By Lauren Conrad. HarperCollins.

8. Don’t Blink
By James Patterson and Howard Roughan. Little, Brown.

9. The Help (tie)
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

9. Painted Ladies
By Robert B. Parker. Putnam.

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Earth (The Book)
By Jon Stewart. Grand Central.

2. At Home
By Bill Bryson. Doubleday.

3. Obama’s Wars
By Bob Woodward. Simon & Schuster.

4. [expletive] Finish First
By Tucker Max. Gallery.

5. The Grand Design
By Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow. Bantam.

6. Washington: A Life
By Ron Chernow. Penguin.

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

8. Moral Landscape
By Sam Harris. Free Press.

9. Trickle Up Poverty (tie)
By Michael Savage. William Morrow.

9. The Wave
By Susan Casey. Doubleday.

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. Cutting for Stone
By Abraham Verghese. Vintage.

5. Tinkers
By Paul Harding. Bellevue.

6. A Gate at the Stairs
By Lorrie Moore. Vintage.

7. Sarah’s Key
By Tatiana de Rosnay. St. Martin’s Griffin.

8. Wolf Hall
By Hilary Mantel. Picador.

9. Half Broke Horses
By Jeannette Walls. Scribner.

10. The Corrections
By Jonathan Franzen. Picador.

Paperback Nonfiction

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

2. The Accidental Billionaires
By Ben Mezrich. Anchor.

3. Too Big to Fail
By Andrew Ross Sorkin. Penguin.

4. Inside of a Dog (tie)
By Alexandra Horowitz. Scribner.

4. The Tipping Point
By Malcolm Gladwell. Back Bay.

6. Zeitoun
By Dave Eggers. Vintage.

7. Waiting for ‘‘SUPERMAN’’
By Participant Media, edited by Karl Weber. PublicAffairs.

8. My Horizontal Life (tie)
By Chelsea Handler. Bloomsbury.

8. Open: An Autobiography
By Andre Agassi. Vintage.

8. Getting Things Done
By David Allen. Penguin.

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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