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Boston Globe bestsellers, May 8-May 15

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"The Tiger's Wife," by by Tea Obreht holds onto the top spot in hardcover fiction.

Tina Fey's "Bossypants" remains in the lead on our hardcover nonfiction list.

"A Visit from the Goon Squad," by Jennifer Egan jumps up to the top 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. (tie)
By Tea Obreht. Random House.

1. The Kane Chronicles, Book Two: Throne of Fire.
By Rick Riordan. Hyperion.

2. Dead Reckoning.
By Charlaine Harris. Ace.

3. Caleb's Crossing.
By Geraldine Brooks. Viking.

4. Sixkill.
By Robert B. Parker. Putnam.

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

6. Tenth Anniversary.
By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Little, Brown.

7. The Sixth Man.
By David Baldacci. Grand Central.

8. Mister Wonderful: A Love Story.
By Daniel Clowes. Pantheon.

9. Faith.
By Jennifer Haigh. Harper.

Hardcover nonfiction

1. Bossypants.
By Tina Fey. Reagan Arthur.

2. Unbroken.
By Laura Hillenbrand. Random House.

3. Hitman.
By Howie Carr. Forge.

4. Lost in Shangri-La.
By Mitchell Zuckoff. Harper.

5. She Walks in Beauty.
By Caroline Kennedy. Voice.

6. A Singular Woman.
By Janny Scott. Riverhead.

7. Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?
By Steven Tyler. Ecco.

8. Knuckler.
By Tim Wakefield and Tony Massarotti. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

9. 20 Years Younger. (tie)
By Bob Greene. Little, Brown.

9. The Dukan Diet.
By Pierre Dukan. Crown Archetype.

Paperback fiction

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

2. The Help.
By Kathryn Stockett. Berkley.

3. Our Kind of Traitor.
By John le Carre. Penguin.

4. The Imperfectionists.
By Tom Rachman. Dial.

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

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

6. Three Weissmans of Westport.
By Cathleen Schine. Picador.

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

8. The Island.
By Elin Hilderbrand. Reagan Arthur/Back Bay.

9. Hunger Games.
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

Paperback nonfiction

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

2. Just Kids.
By Patti Smith. Ecco.

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

4. Born to Run.
By Christopher McDougall. Vintage.

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

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

7. Heaven is for Real.
By Todd Burpo. Thomas Nelson.

8. F in Exams.
By Richard Benson. Chronicle.

9. Lunch in Paris.
By Elizabeth Bard. Back Bay.

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

Source: Boston-area bookstores.

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