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Boston Globe bestsellers, May 29-June 5

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"Caleb's Crossing," by Geraldine Brooks holds on to the top spot in hardcover fiction.

Tina Fey's "Bossypants" continues its weeks-long run at the top of hardcover nonfiction.

"The Help," by Kathryn Stockett, takes number one in paperback fiction.

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot once again leads paperback nonfiction.

For full lists, see below.

Hardcover fiction

1. Caleb’s Crossing.
By Geraldine Brooks. Viking.

2. The Snowman.
By Jo Nesbø. Knopf.

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

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

5. Catching Fire.
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

6. Dead Reckoning.
By Charlaine Harris. Ace.

7. Mockingjay.
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

8. The Paris Wife. (tie)
By Paula McLain. Ballantine.

8. Tabloid City.
By Pete Hamill. Little, Brown, and Company.

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

Hardcover nonfiction

1. Bossypants.
By Tina Fey. Reagan Arthur.

2. The Greater Journey.
By David McCullough. Simon & Schuster.

3. In the Garden of Beasts.
By Erik Larson. Crown.

4. Those Guys Have All the Fun.
By James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales. Little, Brown and Company.

5. Unbroken. (tie)
By Laura Hillenbrand. Random House.

5. Hitman.
By Howie Carr. Forge.

6. She Walks in Beauty. (tie)
By Caroline Kennedy. Voice.

6. A Reason to Believe.
By Deval Patrick. Broadway.

6. Spark.
By John J. Ratey. Little, Brown and Company.

7. They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children.
By Roméo Dallaire. Walker & Company.

Paperback fiction

1. The Help.
By Kathryn Stockett. Berkley.

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

3. Room.
By Emma Donoghue. Back Bay.

4. Hunger Games.
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

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

6. The Imperfectionists.
By Tom Rachman. Dial.

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

8. Water for Elephants. (tie)
By Sara Gruen. Algonquin.

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

9. The Art of Racing in the Rain.
By Garth Stein. Harper.

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. Medium Raw.
By Anthony Bourdain. Ecco.

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

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

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

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

Source: Boston-area bookstores.

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