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Boston Globe bestsellers, March 13-March 20

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"A Discovery of Witches," by Deborah E. Harkness, remains in the lead on the hardcover fiction list this week.

David Brooks' "The Social Animal" tops hardcover nonfiction.

"The Imperfectionists," by Tom Rachman, takes the number one spot in paperback fiction.

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot, takes the lead in paperback nonfiction.

For full lists, see below.

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

2. The Paris Wife
By Paula McLain. Ballantine.

3. Sing You Home (tie)
By Jodi Picoult. Atria.

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

3. Room
By Emma Donoghue. Little, Brown.

4. The Tiger's Wife
By Téa Obreht. Random House.

5. Swamplandia!
By Karen Russell. Knopf.

6. One of Our Thursdays Is Missing
By Jasper Fforde. Viking.

7. Catching Fire (tie)
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

7. The Complaints
By Ian Rankin. Reagan Arthur.

Hardcover nonfiction

1. The Social Animal
By David Brooks. Random House.

2. Moonwalking with Einstein (tie)
By Joshua Foer. Penguin.

2. The Information
By James Gleick. Pantheon.

3. Blood, Bones, and Butter
By Gabrielle Hamilton. Random House.

4. Unbroken
By Laura Hillenbrand. Random House.

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

6. Jerusalem, Jerusalem
By James Carroll. Houghton Mifflin.

7. The Money Class
By Suze Orman. Spiegel & Grau.

8. Reality iIs Broken
By Jane McGonigal. Penguin.

9. Dance of the Photons
By Anton Zeilinger. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Paperback fiction

1. The Imperfectionists
By Tom Rachman. Dial.

2. Cutting for Stone
By Abraham Verghese. Vintage.

3. Postmistress
By Sarah Blake. Berkley.

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

5. The Hunger Games
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

6. Water for Elephants
By Sara Gruen. Algonquin.

7. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
By David Mitchell. Random House.

8. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (tie)
By Stieg Larsson. Vintage.

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

9. Sarah's Key
By Tatiana de Rosnay. St. Martin's Griffin.

Paperback nonfiction

1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
By Rebecca Skloot. Broadway.

2. Just Kids
By Patti Smith. Ecco.

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

4. The Happiness Project
By Gretchen Rubin. Harper.

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

6. Knock 'Em Dead 2011
By Yate Martin. Adams.

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

8. Blink
By Malcolm Gladwell. Back Bay.

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

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

Source: Boston-are bookstores.

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