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Boston Globe bestsellers, Jan. 9-Jan. 16

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Emma Donoghue's "Room" beat out Stieg Larsson's "The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" for the top spot in hardcover fiction this week.

"Cleopatra," by Stacy Schiff, once again dominates the hardcover nonfiction list.

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

Patti Smith's "Just Kids," continues to head the paperback nonfiction list.

Hardcover fiction

By Emma Donoghue. Little, Brown.

2. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

3. Freedom
By Jonathan Franzen. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

4. Moonlight Mile
By Dennis Lehane. William Morrow.

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

6. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Amy Einhorn/Putnam.

7. Great House
By Nicole Krauss. W.W. Norton.

8. Awakened
By P.C. and Kristin Cast. St. Martin's Griffin.

9. The Empty Family: Stories
By Colm Toibin. Scribner.

10. Cross Fire
By James Patterson. Little, Brown.

Hardcover nonfiction

1. Cleopatra
By Stacy Schiff. Little, Brown.

2. Unbroken
By Laura Hillenbrand. Random House.

3. Life (tie)
By Keith Richards. Little, Brown.

3. The Warmth of Other Suns
By Isabel Wilkerson. Random House.

4. The Emperor of All Maladies
By Siddhartha Mukherjee. Scribner.

5. The Autobiography of Mark Twain
By Mark Twain. U. of California.

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

7. Atlantic
By Simon Winchester. Harper.

8. Change the Culture, Change the Game
By Roger Connors and Tom Smith. Portfolio.

9. The 4-Hour Body
By Timothy Ferriss. Crown Archetype.

Paperback fiction

1. Cutting for Stone
By Abraham Verghese. Vintage.

2. The Imperfectionists
By Tom Rachman. Dial Press.

3. Tinkers (tie)
By Paul Harding. Bellevue.

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

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

5. House Rules
By Jodi Picoult. Washington Square.

6. Half Broke Horses
By Jeannette Walls. Scribner.

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

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

9. A Gate at the Stairs
By Lorrie Moore. Vintage.

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. Citizen Somerville
By Bobby Martini and Elayne Keratsis. Powderhouse.

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

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

6. A Little History of the World
By E.H. Gombrich. Yale University.

7. Blink
By Malcolm Gladwell. Back Bay.

8. The Checklist Manifesto (tie)
By Atul Gawande. Picador.

8. Freakonomics
By Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.

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