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Boston Globe Bestsellers July 25-31

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"A Dance With Dragons," the latest from George R. R. Martin. reaches the No. 1 spot in hardcover fiction.

Erik Larson's "In the Garden of Beasts" is the top-selling hardcover nonfiction book this week.

Katheryn Stockett's "The Help" holds the bestseller place in paperback fiction.

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot maintains its place as the top bestselling title in paperback nonfiction.

See full bestseller lists below.

Hardcover Fiction

1. A Dance With Dragons. George R. R. Martin. BANTAM.
2. Maine. By J. Courtney Sullivan. KNOPF.
2. State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. HARPER.
3. Mockingjay. Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
4. Catching Fire. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
4. The Last Werewolf. By Glen Duncan. KNOPF.
5. Caleb's Crossing. By Geraldine Brooks. VIKING.
6. Ten Thousand Saints. By Eleanor Henderson. ECCO.
6. Go the F*ck to Sleep. By Adam Mansbach. AKASHIC.
7. The Paris Wife. By Paula McLain. BALLANTINE.

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. In the Garden of Beasts. By Erik Larson. CROWN.
2. Greater Journey. By David McCullough. SIMON AND SCHUSTER.
3. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. REAGAN ARTHUR.
4. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.
5. The Other Barack. By Sally H. Jacobs. PUBLICAFFAIRS.
6. Knuckler. By Tim Wakefield. HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT.
7. 1861. By Adam Goodheart. KNOPF.
8. The Idea of America. By Gordon S. Wood. PENGUIN.
9. Plenty. By Yotam Ottolenghi. CHRONICLE.
10. Jerusalem, Jerusalem. By James Carroll. HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT.

Paperback Fiction
1. The Help. By Kathryn Stockett. BERKLEY.
2. Cutting for Stone. By Abraham Verghese. VINTAGE.
3. Room. By Emma Donoghue. BACK BAY.
3. A Visit from the Goon Squad. By Jennifer Egan. ANCHOR.
3. A Clash of Kings. By George R. R. Martin. BANTAM.
3. The Distant Hours. By Kate Morton. ATRIA.
4. The Housekeeper and the Professor. By Yoko Ogawa. VINTAGE
5. The Widower's Tale. By Julia Glass. PANTHEON.
6. The Hunger Games. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC
7. A Game of Thrones. By George R. R. Martin. BANTAM

Paperback Nonfiction
1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. By Rebecca Skloot. BROADWAY.
2. Born to Run . By Christopher McDougall. VINTAGE
3. The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker. By Robert Mankoff. BLACK DOG & LEVENTHAL.
4. My Green Manifesto. By David Gessner. MILKWEED.
4. The Wave. by Susan Casey. ANCHOR.
5. The Happiness Project. By Gretchen Rubin. HARPER.
5. War. By Sebastian Junger. TWELVE.
5. Black Mass. By Dick Lehr. HARPER
6. Outliers. By Malcolm Gladwell. BACK BAY.
6. The Meat Lovers Meatless Cookbook. By Kim O’Donnel. DA CAPO LIFELONG.

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