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Boston Globe bestsellers, June 12-June 19

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Ann Patchett's "State of Wonder" knocks "Caleb's Crossing" out of top spot in hardcover fiction this week.

"Bossypants," by Tina Fey regains number one status in hardcover nonfiction.

Kathryn Stockett's "The Help" continues to dominate the paperback fiction bestsellers.

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot holds steady at the top of the paperback nonfiction list.

For full lists, see below.

Hardcover fiction

1. State of Wonder.
By Ann Patchett. Harper.

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

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

4. The Kane Chronicles, Book Two: Throne of Fire. (tie)
By Rick Riordan. Hyperion.

4. Mockingjay.
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

5. Catching Fire.
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

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

7. Sixkill. (tie)
By Robert B. Parker. Putnam.

7. The Tiger’s Wife.
By Tea Obreht. Random House.

8. Hit List. By Laurell K. Hamilton. Berkley.

Hardcover nonfiction

1. Bossypants.
By Tina Fey. Reagan Arthur.

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

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

4. Unbroken.
By Laura Hillenbrand. Random House.

5. Knuckler.
By Tim Wakefield and Tony Massarotti. Houghton Mifflin.

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

7. SEAL Team Six. (tie)
By Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin. St. Martin’s.

7. Against All Odds.
By Scott Brown. Harper.

8. Hitman.
By Howie Carr. Forge.

8. Townie.
By Andre Dubus III. W. W. Norton & Company.

Paperback fiction\

1. The Help.
By Kathryn Stockett. Berkley.

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

3. Hunger Games.
By Suzanne Collins. Scholastic.

4. Room.
By Emma Donoghue. Back Bay.

5. The Imperfectionists.
By Tom Rachman. Dial.

6. Cutting for Stone.
By Abraham Verghese. Vintage

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

8. Super Sad True Love Story.
By Gary Shteyngart. Random House.

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

10. The All of It.
By Jeannette Haien. Harper.

Paperback nonfiction

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

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

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

4. Life. (tie)
By Keith Richards. Back Bay.

4. Just Kids.
By Patti Smith. Ecco.

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

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

6. Inside of a Dog. (tie)
By Alexandra Horowitz. Scribner.

6. Getting to Yes.
By Roger Fisher, William L. Ury, and Bruce Patton. Penguin.

7. The Tipping Point.
By Malcolm Gladwell. Back Bay.

Source: Boston-area bookstores.

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