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Boston bestsellers, March 27-April 3

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Téa Obreht's "The Tiger's Wife" remains the leader in hardcover fiction.

"The Social Animal," by David Brooks, once again, takes first in hardcover nonfiction.

"Cutting for Stone," by Abraham Verghese, continues its run at number one in paperback fiction.

Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" continues to lead paperback nonfiction.

For full lists, see below.

Hardcover fiction

1. The Tiger's Wife.
By Tea Obreht. Random House.

2. Live Wire.
By Harlan Coben. Dutton Adult.

3. Sing You Home.
By Jodi Picoult. Atria.

4. A Lesson in Secrets. (tie)
By Jacqueline Winspear. Harper.

4. Started Early Took My Dog.
By Kate Atkinson. Reagan Arthur.

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

6. The Paris Wife.
By Paula McLain. Ballantine.

7. Mockingjay.
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

8. Catching Fire.
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

9. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party.
By Alexander McCall Smith. Pantheon.

Hardcover nonfiction

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

2. Blood, Bones & Butter.
By Gabrielle Hamilton. Random House.

3. Moonwalking With Einstein. (tie)
By Joshua Foer. Penguin.

3. Unbroken.
By Laura Hillenbrand. Random House.

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

4. Unfamiliar Fishes.
By Sarah Vowell. Riverhead.

5. Never Eat Alone.
By Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz. Crown.

6. Made to Stick. (tie)
By Chip and Dan Heath. Random House.

6. The Information.
By James Gleick. Pantheon.

7. Jerusalem, Jerusalem.
By James Carroll. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Paperback fiction

1. Cutting for Stone.
By Abraham Verghese. Vintage.

2. The Imperfectionists.
By Tom Rachman. Dial.

3. The Hunger Games.
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

4. The Postmistress. (tie)
By Sarah Blake. Berkley.

4. Water for Elephants.
By Sara Gruen. Algonquin.

4. Heart of the Matter.
By Emily Giffin. St. Martin’s Griffin.

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

5. A Visit from the Goon Squad. (tie)
By Jennifer Egan. Anchor.

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

6. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.
By John Boyne. David Fickling.

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

5. The Art of Nonconformity.
By Chris Guillebeau. Perigee.

6. Small Giants. (tie)
By Bo Burlingham. Portfolio.

6. The Happiness Project.
By Gretchen Rubin. Harper.

7. Heaven is for Real.
By Todd, Sonja, and Colton Burpo. Thomas Nelson.

8. F in Exams. (tie)
By Richard Benson. Chronicle.

8. Dark Tide.
By Stephen Puleo. Beacon.

Source: Boston-area bookstores.

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