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Boston Globe bestsellers, Jan. 2-Jan. 9

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Stieg Larsson's "The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" leads in hardcover fiction this week, knocking "Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk," out of the top spot.

"Cleopatra" by Stacy Schiff continues its tenure at the top in hardcover nonfiction.

Abraham Verghese's "Cutting for Stone" remains in the lead of the paperback fiction list.

"Just Kids" by Patti Smith holds onto the number one spot in paperback nonfiction.

Hardcover Fiction

1. The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

2. Freedom (tie)
By Jonathan Franzen. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

2. Room
By Emma Donoghue. Little, Brown.

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

4. The Confession
By John Grisham. Doubleday.

5. Moonlight Mile
By Dennis Lehane. William Morrow.

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

7. Full Dark, No Stars
By Stephen King. Scribner.

8. What Night Knows (tie)
By Dean Koontz. Bantam.

8. Ann Beattie: The New Yorker Stories
By Ann Beattie. Scribner.

Hardcover nonfiction

1. Cleopatra
By Stacy Schiff. Little, Brown.

2. Life
By Keith Richards. Little, Brown.

3. Unbroken
By Laura Hillenbrand. Random House.

4. As Always, Julia
By Joan Reardon. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

5. Earth (The Book)
By Jon Stewart. Grand Central.

6. Barefoot Contessa: How Easy Is That?
By Ina Garten. Clarkson Potter.

7. How To Live
By Sarah Bakewell. Random House.

8. Getting More
By Stuart Diamond. Crown Business.

9. Decoded (tie)
By Jay-Z. Spiegel & Grau.

9. Emperor of All Maladies
By Siddhartha Mukherjee. Scribner.

Paperback fiction

1. Cutting for Stone
By Abraham Verghese. Vintage.

2. Tinkers
By Paul Harding. Bellevue.

3. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
By Helen Simonson. Random House.

4. Little Bee
By Chris Cleave. Simon & Schuster.

5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (tie)
By Stieg Larsson. Vintage.

5. The Girl Who Played with Fire
By Stieg Larsson. Vintage.

6. The Finkler Question (tie)
By Howard Jacobson. Bloomsbury USA.

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

7. Remarkable Creatures (tie)
By Tracy Chevalier. Plume.

7. Forgotten Garden
By Kate Morton. Washington Square.

Paperback nonfiction

1. Just Kids
By Patti Smith. Ecco.

2. Inside of a Dog
By Alexandra Horowitz. Scribner.

3. What the Dog Saw
By Malcolm Gladwell. Back Bay.

4. Devil in White City (tie)
By Eric Larson. Vintage.

4. Zeitoun
By Dave Eggers. Vintage.

5. The Cello Suites (tie)
By Eric Siblin. Grove.

5. Eat, Pray, Love
By Elizabeth Gilbert. Penguin.

6. I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell (tie)
By Tucker Max. Citadel.

6. Gardner Heist
By Ulrich Boser. Harper.

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

Source: Boston-area bookstores

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