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Boston Globe Bestsellers Dec. 12-19

Posted by guest  December 17, 2010 03:22 PM

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"Freedom" returned to the top of the hardcover fiction list.

"Cleopatra" triumphed in hardcover nonfiction.

"Little Bee" enjoyed a dramatic jump in popularity this past week and claimed the top spot in paperback fiction.

"Inside of a Dog" prevailed in paperback nonfiction.

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Hardcover Fiction

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

2. Moonlight Mile
By Dennis Lehane. William Morrow.

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

4. An Object of Beauty
By Steve Martin. Grand Central.

5. The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

6. Luka and the Fire of Life
By Salman Rushdie. Random House.

7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
By Jeff Kinney. Amulet.

8. Dead or Alive
By Tom Clancy and Grant Blackwood. Putnam.

9. Hell’s Corner
By David Baldacci. Grand Central.

10. Room
By Emma Donoghue. Little, Brown.

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Cleopatra
By Stacy Schiff. Little, Brown.

2. Life
By Keith Richards. Little, Brown.

3. Unbroken
By Laura Hillenbrand. Random House.

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

5. Flour
By Joanne Chang. Chronicle.

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

7. Decision Points
By George W. Bush. Crown.

8. Atlantic
By Simon Winchester. Harper.

9. Simply Ming One-Pot Meals (tie)
By Ming Tsai and Arthur Boehm. Kyle.

9. I Remember Nothing
By Nora Ephron. Knopf.

Paperback Fiction

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

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

3. Tinkers
By Paul Harding. Bellevue.

4. The Finkler Question
By Howard Jacobson. Bloomsbury.

5. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
By Helen Simonson. Random House.

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

7. Too Much Happiness
By Alice Munro. Vintage.

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

9. The Hunger Games
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

10. The Girl Who Played with Fire
By Stieg Larsson. Vintage.

Paperback Nonfiction

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

2. Just Kids
By Patti Smith. Ecco.

3. Zeitoun
By Dave Eggers. Vintage.

4. Eat, Pray, Love
By Elizabeth Gilbert. Penguin.

5. The Book of Basketball
By Bill Simmons. ESPN.

6. Kitchen Confidential
By Anthony Bourdain. Ecco.

7. The Cello Suites (tie)
By Eric Siblin. Grove .

7. The Best American Sports Writing 2010
Edited by Peter Gammons. Mariner.

9. Waiting for ‘‘SUPERMAN’’
Edited by Karl Weber. PublicAffairs.

10. Stones into Schools
By Greg Mortenson. Penguin.

Source: Boston area bookstores

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Nicole Lamy is editor of the Globe's Books section.
Jan Gardner writes the "Shelf Life" column for the Globe's Books section.

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