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Boston Globe bestsellers, April 3-April 10

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"The Troubled Man," by Henning Mankell, snags the lead in hardcover fiction.

Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken" sits at the top of hardcover nonfiction.

"The Imperfectionists," by Tom Rachman, regains the number one slot in paperback fiction.

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

For full lists, see below.

Hardcover fiction

1. The Troubled Man
By Henning Mankell. Knopf.

2. The Land of Painted Caves
By Jean M. Auel. Crown.

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

4. Drawing Conclusions
By Donna Leon. Atlantic Monthly.

5. A Lesson in Secrets.
By Jacqueline Winspear. Harper.

6. The Pale King
By David Foster Wallace. Little, Brown.

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

8. Lover Unleashed
By J.R. Ward. NAL.

9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules
By Jeff Kinney. Amulet.

10. Sweet Valley Confidential
By Francine Pascal. St. Martin’s.

Hardcover nonfiction

1. Unbroken.
By Laura Hillenbrand. Random House.

2. Moonwalking With Einstein.
By Joshua Foer. Penguin.

3. The Social Animal. (tie)
By David Brooks. Random House.

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

4. Unfamiliar Fishes.
By Sarah Vowell. Riverhead.

5. The Powerful Formula for Linkedin Success
By Wayne Breitbarth. Greenleaf.

6. The Information.
By James Gleick. Pantheon.

7. Jesus of Nazareth Part 2
By Pope Benedict XVI. Ignatius.

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

9. A Place of Yes
By Bethenny Frankel. Touchstone.

Paperback fiction

1. The Imperfectionists.
By Tom Rachman. Dial.

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

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

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

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

6. A Visit from the Goon Squad.
By Jennifer Egan. Anchor.

7. A Lesson Before Dying (tie)
By Ernest J. Gaines. Vintage.

7. Every Last One
By Anna Quindlen. Random House.

8. Master Harold and the Boys
By Athol Fugard. Samuel French.

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

Paperback nonfiction

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

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

3. Just Kids.
By Patti Smith. Ecco.

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

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

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

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

8. Freakonomics (tie)
By Dr. Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. Harper Perennial.

8. Country Driving
By Peter Hessler. Harper Perennial.

9. Biblical Seductions
By Sandra E. Rapoport. KTAV.

Source: Boston-area bookstores.

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