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Boston Globe bestsellers, Feb. 27- March 6

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"A Discovery of Witches," by Deborah E. Harkness continues to sit at the top of hardcover fiction this week.

Senator Scott Brown's autobiography, "Against All Odds," tops the hardcover nonfiction list this week.

In paperback fiction, we've got Tom Rachman's "The Imperfectionists" coming out in the lead.

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

For full lists, see below.

Hardcover fiction

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

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

3. Swamplandia!
By Karen Russell. Knopf.

4. Room
By Emma Donoghue. Little, Brown.

5. Treachery in Death (tie)
By J.D. Robb. Putnam.

5. I Am Number Four
By Pittacus Lore. HarperCollins.

5. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett. Putnam.

6. Angel
By James Patterson. Little, Brown.

7. A Heartbeat Away (tie)
By Michael Palmer. St. Martin's.

7. The Oracle of Stamboul
By Michael David Lukas. Harper.

Hardcover nonfiction

1. Against All Odds
By Scott Brown. Harper.

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

3. Unbroken
By Laura Hillenbrand. Random House.

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

5. Triumph of the City
By Edward L. Glaeser. Penguin.

6. Poser
By Claire Dederer. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

7. Hidden Reality (tie)
By Brian Greene. Knopf.

7. Flour
By Joanne Chang and Christie Matheson. Chronicle.

8. Known and Unknown
By Donald Rumsfeld. Sentinel.

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

Paperback fiction

1. The Imperfectionists
By Tom Rachman. Dial.

2. Postmistress
By Sarah Blake. Berkley.

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

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

4. Tinkers
By Paul Harding. Bellevue.

5. The Hunger Games
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

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

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

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

9. Water for Elephants
By Sara Gruen. Algonquin.

Paperback nonfiction

1. Just Kids
By Patti Smith. Ecco.

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

3. The Checklist Manifesto
By Atul Gawande. Picador.

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

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

6. A Walk in the Woods
By Bill Bryson. Anchor.

7. The Tipping Point (tie)
By Malcolm Gladwell. Back Bay.

7. The Cello Suites
By Eric Siblin. Grove.

8. The Ode Less Traveled (tie)
By Stephen Fry. Gotham.

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

Source: Boston-area bookstores.

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