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Boston Globe Bestsellers: Oct. 24-31

Posted by guest  October 29, 2010 02:14 PM

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"Freedom" held on to the number one position in hardcover fiction.

"At Home" topped the hardcover nonfiction list.

"Cutting for Stone" was the best paperback fiction seller.

"The Accidental Billionaires" usurped "Eat, Pray, Love" at the top of the paperback nonfiction list.

Click below to see the full lists.

Hardcover Fiction

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

2. Great House
By Nicole Krauss. W. W. Norton.

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

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

5. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (tie)
By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

5. Fall of Giants
By Ken Follett. Dutton.

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

8. Worth Dying For
By Lee Child. Delacorte.

9. American Assassin (tie)
By Vince Flynn. Atria.

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

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. At Home
By Bill Bryson. Doubleday.

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

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

4. The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1
By Mark Twain. University of California.

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

6. Spend Shift
By John Gerzema and Michael D’Antonio. Jossey-Bass.

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

7. Aftershock
By David Wiedemer, Robert Wiedemer, and Cindy Spitzer. Wiley.

9. The Whites of their Eyes (tie)
By Jill Lepore. Princeton.

9. Travels in Siberia
By Ian Frazier. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Paperback Fiction

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

2. Tinkers
By Paul Harding. Bellevue.

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

4. The Girl who Played with Fire (tie)
By Stieg Larsson. Vintage.

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

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

7. The Finkler Question
By Howard Jacobson. Bloomsbury.

8. The Alchemist (tie)
By Paulo Coelho. HarperCollins.

8. Things Fall Apart
By Chinua Achebe. Anchor.

10. The Best American Short Stories 2010
Edited by Richard Russo. Mariner.

Paperback Nonfiction

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

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

3. Zeitoun
By Dave Eggers. Vintage.

4. Inside of a Dog
By Alexandra Horowitz. Scribner.

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

6. The Wisdom to Know the Difference
By Eileen Flanagan. Tarcher.

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

8. D-Day

By Antony Beevor. Penguin.
9. Freefall (tie)
By Joseph E. Stiglitz. W. W. Norton.

9. Justice
By Michael J. Sandel. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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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