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Boston Globe bestsellers, Feb. 20-Feb. 27

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"A Discovery of Witches," by Deborah E. Harkness, leads hardcover fiction this week.

Stacy Schiff's "Cleopatra" remains at the top of hardcover nonfiction.

"Cutting for Stone," by Abraham Verghese, snags the lead in paperback fiction.

"The Big Short," by Michael Lewis, tops paperback nonfiction.

For full lists, see below.

Hardcover fiction

1. A Discovery of Witches
By Deborah E. Harkness. Viking.

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

2. Swamplandia!
By Karen Russell. Knopf.

3. Tick Tock
By James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Little, Brown.

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

5. Catching Fire
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

6. Left Neglected
By Lisa Genova. Gallery.

7. The Lover's Dictionary (tie)
By David Levithan. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

7. You Know When the Men Are Gone
By Siobhan Fallon. Putnam.

8. Mockingjay
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

Hardcover nonfiction

1. Cleopatra
By Stacy Schiff. Little, Brown.

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

3. Life
By Keith Richards. Little, Brown.

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

5. Unbroken
By Laura Hillenbrand. Random House.

6. True You
By Janet Jackson and David Ritz. Karen Hunter.

7. Known and Unknown
By Donald Rumsfeld. Sentinel.

8. I Beat the Odds (tie)
By Michael Oher. Gotham.

8. Townie
By Andre Dubus III. W.W. Norton.

9. Peace Meals
By Anna Badkhen. Free Press.

Paperback fiction

1. Cutting for Stone
By Abraham Verghese. Vintage.

2. The Imperfectionists
By Tom Rachman. Dial.

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

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

5. The Three Weissmanns of Westport
By Cathleen Schine. Picador.

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

7. Postmistress (tie)
By Sarah Blake. Berkley.

7. Tinkers
By Paul Harding. Bellevue.

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

9. Think Twice
By Lisa Scottoline. St. Martin's Griffin.

Paperback nonfiction

1. The Big Short
By Michael Lewis. W.W. Norton.

2. Just Kids
By Patti Smith. Ecco.

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

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

5. The Checklist Manifesto
By Atul Gawande. Picador.

6. The King's Speech
By Mark Logue and Peter Conradi. Sterling.

7. The Tipping Point
By Malcolm Gladwell. Back Bay.

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

9. What Color is Your Parachute
By Richard N. Bolles. Ten Speed.

10. The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report
By Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. PublicAffairs.

Source: Boston-area bookstores.

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