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Boston Globe Bestsellers Aug 22-28

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Ann Patchett's "State of Wonder" holds steady as No. 1 bestseller in hardcover fiction.

"Bossypants," by Tina Fey is top in hardcover nonfiction sales this week.

Kathryn Stockett's "The Help" continues to reign as the bestseller in paperback fiction.

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot remains in the bestselling position for paperback nonfiction.

For full lists see below.

Hardcover Fiction
1. State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. HARPER.
2. A Dance With Dragons. George R. R. Martin. BANTAM.
3. Maine. By J. Courtney Sullivan. KNOPF.
4. The Paris Wife. By Paula McLain. BALLANTINE.
5. Caleb's Crossing. By Geraldine Brooks. VIKING.
6. Rules of Civility. By Amor Towles. VIKING.
7. The Magician King. By Lev Grossman.VIKING.
8. Go the F*ck to Sleep. By Adam Mansbach. AKASHIC.
9. Catching Fire. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
10. House of Holes. By Nicholson Baker. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. REAGAN ARTHUR.
2. In the Garden of Beasts. By Erik Larson. CROWN.
3. 1493. By Charles C. Mann. KNOPF.
4. Prime Time. By Jane Fonda. RANDOM HOUSE.
5. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.
6. Lobster. By Elisabeth Townsend. REAKTION.
7. Haiti after the Earthquake. By Paul Farmer. PUBLICAFFAIRS.
8. The Greater Journey. By David McCullough. SIMON & SCHUSTER.
9. Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics. By Ina Garten. CLARKSON POTTER.
10. Team of Rivals. By Doris Kearns Goodwin. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

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. Cutting for Stone. By Abraham Verghese. VINTAGE.
5. Sarah's Key. By Tatiana de Rosnay. ST MARTIN’S.
6. One Day. By David Nicholls. VINTAGE.
7 A Game of Thrones. By George R. R. Martin. BANTAM.
8. The Hunger Games. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
9. A Clash of Kings. By George R. R. Martin. BANTAM.
10. A Feast For Crows. By George R. R. Martin. BANTAM. .

Paperback Nonfiction
1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. By Rebecca Skloot. BROADWAY.
2. The Hare With Amber Eyes. By Edmund de Waal. PICADOR.
3. The Most Beautiful Walk in the World. By John Baxter. HARPER.
4. Outliers. By Malcolm Gladwell. BACK BAY.
5. The Emperor of All Maladies. By Siddhartha Mukherjee. SCRIBNER
6. Let's Take the Long Way Home. By Gail Caldwell. RANDOM HOUSE.
7. (tie) The Happiness Project. By Gretchen Rubin. HARPER.
7. Zeitoun. By Dave Eggers. VINTAGE.
8. (tie) F in Exams. By Richard Benson. CHRONICLE.
8. Empire of the Summer Moon. By S. C. Gwynne. SCRIBNER.

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