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Boston Globe bestsellers, Jan. 16-Jan. 23

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Stieg Larsson's "The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest," retakes the top spot on the hardcover fiction list.

"Cleopatra," by Stacy Schiff, continues to lead hardcover nonfiction.

"The Imperfectionists," by Tom Rachman, reached the top of the paperback fiction list.

Patti Smith's "Just Kids" continues to hold the number one spot in paperback nonfiction.

For the full lists, see below.

Hardcover fiction

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

2. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk (tie)
By David Sedaris. Little, Brown.

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

3. Left Neglected
By Lisa Genova. Gallery.

4. The Sentry
By Robert Crais. Putnam.

5. Moonlight Mile (tie)
By Dennis Lehane. William Morrow.

5. A Visit from the Goon Squad
By Jennifer Egan. Knopf.

6. Inner Circle
By Brad Meltzer. Grand Central.

7. Selected Stories
By William Trevor. Viking.

8. The Empty Family: Stories
By Colm Tóibín. Scribner.

Hardcover nonfiction

1. Cleopatra
By Stacy Schiff. Little, Brown.

2. Unbroken
By Laura Hillenbrand. Random House.

3. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
By Amy Chua. Penguin.

4. Life
By Keith Richards. Little, Brown.

5. Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life
By Karen Armstrong. Knopf.

6. The Comeback
By Gary Shapiro. Beaufort.

7. The Warmth of Other Suns (tie)
By Isabel Wilkerson. Random House.

7. Atlantic
By Simon Winchester. Harper.

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

9. As Always, Julia
Edited by By Joan Reardon. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Paperback fiction

1. The Imperfectionists
By Tom Rachman. Dial.

2. Cutting for Stone (tie)
By Abraham Verghese. Vintage.

2. Tinkers
By Paul Harding. Bellevue.

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

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

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

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

7. Winter Garden
By Kristin Hannah. St. Martin's Griffin.

8. True Grit
By Charles Portis. Overlook.

9. The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
By Heidi W. Durrow. Algonquin.

Paperback nonfiction

1. Just Kids
By Patti Smith. Ecco.

2. The Checklist Manifesto
By Atul Gawande. Picador.

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

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

5. Freakonomics
By Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. Harper Perennial.

6. Devil in the White City
By Erik Larson. Vintage.

7. Zeitoun
By Dave Eggers. Vintage.

8. Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea (tie)
By Chelsea Handler. Gallery.

8. The Cello Suites
By Eric Siblin. Grove.

9. The 5 Love Languages
By Gary Chapman. Northfield.

Source: Boston-area bookstores

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