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Boston Globe bestsellers, Jan. 23-Jan. 30

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Stieg Larsson's "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" remains on top of the hardcover fiction list this week.

Amy Chua's runaway hit "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" leads hardcover nonfiction.

"Cutting for Stone," by Abraham Verghese, takes the top spot in paperback fiction.

"Just Kids," by Patti Smith, continues to lead the paperback nonfiction chart.

For full lists, see below.

Hardcover fiction

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

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

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

4. Shadowfever
By Karen Marie Moning. Delacorte.

5. The Grimm Legacy
By Polly Shulman. Putnam.

6. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

7. The Inner Circle (tie)
By Brad Meltzer. Grand Central.

7. Gryphon: New and Selected Stories
By Charles Baxter. Pantheon.

8. The History of History (tie)
By Ida Hattemer-Higgins. Knopf.

8. All My Friends are Dead
By Avery Monsen and Jory John. Chronicle.

Hardcover nonfiction

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

2. Cleopatra
By Stacy Schiff. Little, Brown.

3. Unbroken
By Laura Hillenbrand. Random House.

4. Zombie Spaceship Wasteland
By Patton Oswalt. Scribner.

5. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
By Rebecca Skloot. Crown.

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

7. The Comeback
By Gary Shapiro. Beaufort.

8. Life
By Keith Richards. Little, Brown.

9. The Memory Palace
By Mira Bartok. Free Press.

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

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 Imperfectionists
By Tom Rachman. Dial.

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

6. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand (tie)
By Helen Simonson. Random House.

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

7. True Grit
By Charles Portis. Overlook.

8. Binocular Vision (tie)
By Edith Pearlman. Lookout.

8. Water For Elephants
By Sara Gruen. Algonquin.

Paperback nonfiction

1. Just Kids
By Patti Smith. Ecco.

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

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

4. The Checklist Manifesto
By Atul Gawande. Picador.

5. The Cello Suites
By Eric Siblin. Grove.

6. Eat, Pray, Love (tie)
By Elizabeth Gilbert. Penguin.

6. The Accidental Billionaires
By Ben Mezrich. Anchor.

7. Zeitoun
By Dave Eggers. Vintage.

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

9. NurtureShock
By Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. Twelve.

Source: Boston-area bookstores

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