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Boston Globe bestsellers, June 5-June 12

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

David McCullough's "Greater Journey" knocks "Bossypants" down to second place in hardcover nonfiction.

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

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot continues to lead paperback nonfiction.

For full lists, see below.

Hardcover fiction

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

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

3. Catching Fire.
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

4. Mockingjay.
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

5. Dead Reckoning.
By Charlaine Harris. Ace.

6. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.
By Stieg Larsson. Knopf.

7. The Penderwicks at Point Mouette.
By Jeanne Birdsall. Knopf.

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

9. Sixkill.
By Robert B. Parker. Putnam.

10. Bright’s Passage.
By Josh Ritter. Dial.

Hardcover nonfiction

1. Greater Journey.
By David McCullough. Simon & Schuster.

2. Bossypants.
By Tina Fey. Reagan Arthur.

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

4. Incognito. (tie)
By David Eagleman. Pantheon.

4. Unbroken.
By Laura Hillenbrand. Random House.

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

6. Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me.
By Chelsea's Family, Friends and Other Victims. Grand Central.

7. Knuckler. (tie)
By Tim Wakefield and Tony Massarotti. Houghton Mifflin.

7. Psychopath Test.
By Jon Ronson. Riverhead.

8. Hitman.
By Howie Carr. Forge.

Paperback fiction

1. The Help.
By Kathryn Stockett. Berkley.

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

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

4. Hunger Games.
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

5. Room.
By Emma Donoghue. Back Bay.

6. The Imperfectionists.
By Tom Rachman. Dial.

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

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

9. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
By Stieg Larsson. Vintage.

10.The Three Weissmans of Westport.
By Cathleen Schine. Picador.

Paperback nonfiction

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

2. Life.
By Keith Richards. Back Bay.

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

4. Just Kids.
By Patti Smith. Ecco.

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

6. Four Fish.
By Paul Greenberg. Penguin.

7. The Happiness Project. (tie)
By Gretchen Rubin. Harper.

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

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

7. War.
By Sebastian Junger. Twelve.

Source: Boston-area bookstores.

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