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Boston Globe Bestsellers July 11-July 17

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"Maine" by Courtney Sullivan is the top bestseller in hardcover fiction this week, beating out Patchett's "State of Wonder."

David McCullough's "Greater Journey" is the greatest hardcover nonfiction book this week.

"The Help" by Kathryn Stockett moved back up to the top paperback fiction spot.

Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" maintains the bestseller position in paperback nonfiction.

Hardcover Fiction
1. Maine. By J. Courtney Sullivan. KNOPF.
2. State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. HARPER.
3. Catching Fire. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
4. Go The F*ck to Sleep. By Adam Mansbach. AKASHIC.
5. Caleb’s Crossing. By Geraldine Brooks. VIKING.
6. Throne of Fire. By Rick Riordan. HYPERION.
7. Now You See Her. By James Patterson. LITTLE, BROWN.
8. Smokin’ Seventeen. By Janet Evanovich. BANTAM.
9. The Tiger’s Wife. By Téa Obreht. RANDOM HOUSE.
10. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. By Stieg Larsson. KNOPF.

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Greater Journey. By David McCullough. SIMON AND SCHUSTER.
2. In the Garden of Beasts. By Erik Larson. CROWN. (tie)
2. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. REAGAN ARTHUR.
4. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.
5. Hitman. By Howie Carr. FORGE.
6. The Social Animal. By David Brooks. Random House.
7. Seal SEAL Team Six. By Howard E. Wasdin and & Stephen Templin. ST. MARTIN’S. (tie)
7. Flour. By Joanne Chang. CHRONICLE.
8. Those Guys Have All The Fun. By James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales. LITTLE, BROWN.
9. Team of Rivals. By Doris Kearns Goodwin. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

Paperback Fiction
1. The Help. By Kathryn Stockett. BERKLEY.
2. A Visit Ffrom the Goon Squad. By Jennifer Egan. ANCHOR.
3. Cutting for Stone. By Abraham Verghese. VINTAGE.
4. Room. By Emma Donoghue. BACK BAY.
5. The Hunger Games. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
6. One Day. By David Nicholls. VINTAGE.
7. (tie) A Clash of Kings. By George R. R. Martin. BANTAM. (tie)
7. Faithful Place. By Tana French. PENGUIN.
8. Water for Elephants. By Sara Gruen. ALGONQUIN.
9. The Housekeeper and the Professor. By Yoko Ogawa. VINTAGE.

Paperback Nonfiction
1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. By Rebecca Skloot. BROADWAY.
2. The Big Short. By Michael Lewis. W. W. NORTON.
3. Outliers. By Malcolm Gladwell. BACK BAY.
4. Born to Run. By Christopher McDougall. VINTAGE.
5. Just Kids. By Patti Smith. ECCO.
6. Most Beautiful Walk. By John Baxter. HARPER.
7.Inside of a Dog. By Alexandra Horowitz. SCRIBNER. (tie)
7. Killer B’s. By The Boston Globe. Random House.
8. The Happiness Project. By Gretchen Rubin. HARPER.
9. Too Big to Fail. By Andrew Ross Sorkin. PENGUIN.

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