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Boston Globe Bestsellers: Oct. 17-24

Posted by guest  October 22, 2010 04:15 PM

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Newcomer "Our Kind of Traitor" tops the hardcover fiction list.

"At Home" is the best hardcover nonfiction seller.

"Cutting for Stone" earns the top spot in paperback fiction.

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

Click below to see the full lists.

Hardcover Fiction

1. Our Kind of Traitor
By John le Carré. Viking.

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

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

4. Nemesis
By Philip Roth. Houghton Mifflin.

5. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
By David Sedaris. Little, Brown.

6. Fall of Giants (tie)
By Ken Follett. Dutton.

6. The Lost Hero
By Rick Riordan. Hyperion.

6. World and Town
By Gish Jen. Knopf.

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

10. Great House
By Nicole Krauss. W. W. Norton.

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. At Home
By Bill Bryson. Doubleday.

2. The Last Boy
By Jane Leavy. Harper.

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

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

5. You Already Know How to be Great
By Alan Fine and Rebecca R. Merrill. Portfolio.

6. Conversations With Myself
By Nelson Mandela. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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

8. Patti Lupone (tie)
By Patti Lupone. Crown Archetype.

8. The Tiger
By John Vaillant. Knopf.

10. Flour
By Joanne Chang and Christie Matheson. Chronicle.

Paperback Fiction

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

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

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

4. Tinkers (tie)
By Paul Harding. Bellevue.

4. The Finkler Question
By Howard Jacobson. Bloomsbury.
6. A Gate at the Stairs
By Lorrie Moore. Vintage.

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

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

9. The Alchemist
By Paulo Coelho. HarperCollins.

10. Wolf Hall
By Hilary Mantel. Picador.

Paperback Nonfiction

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

2. Zeitoun
By Dave Eggers. Vintage.

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

4. The End of Overeating
By David Kessler. Rodale.

5. Inside of a Dog
By Alexandra Horowitz. Scribner.

6. Liar’s Poker

By Michael Lewis. W. W. Norton.

7. What to Expect when You’re Expecting
Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel. Workman.

8. Lords of Finance
By Liaquat Ahamed. Penguin.

9. The Best Buddhist Writing 2010 (tie)
Edited by Melvin McLeod. Shambhala.

9. The Fortune Cookie Chronicles
By Jennifer 8 Lee. Twelve.

Source: Boston area bookstores

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