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Boston Globe Bestsellers Sept. 19-25

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"The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern is the new hardcover fiction bestseller.

This week's top seller in hardcover nonfiction is "Jacqueline Kennedy" by Caroline Kennedy and Michael Beschloss.

"The Help" by Kathryn Stockett remains as the longstanding bestselling paperback fiction book.

Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" is this week's top-seller in paperback nonfiction.

Hardcover Fiction
1. The Night Circus. By Erin Morgenstern. DOUBLEDAY.
2. The Paris Wife. By Paula McLain. BALLANTINE.
3. The Leftovers. By Tom Perotta. ST. MARTIN’S.
4. Caleb's Crossing. By Geraldine Brooks. VIKING.
5. Go the F*ck to Sleep. By Adam Mansbach. AKASHIC.
6. (tie) The Art of Fielding. By Chad Harbach. LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY.
6. We the Animals. By Justin Torres. HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT
6. The Schoolmaster's Daughter. By John Smolens. PEGASUS.
7. State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. HARPER.
8. Wildwood. By Colin Meloy. BALZER + BRAY.

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Jacqueline Kennedy. By Caroline Kennedy and Michael Beschloss. HYPERION.
2. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.
3. That Used to Be Us. By Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum. FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX.
3. Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness. By Alexandra Fuller. PENGUIN.
4. The Greater Journey. By David McCullough. SIMON & SCHUSTER.
5. In the Garden of Beasts. By Erik Larson. CROWN.
6. Arguably. By Christopher Hitchens. TWELVE.
7. Townie. By Andre Dubus III. W. W. NORTON & COMPANY.
7. Bossypants. By Tina Fey. REAGAN ARTHUR.
8. The Best Homes from This Old House. By Kevin O'Connor. STEWART, TABORI & CHANG.

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. The Hunger Games. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
6. A Clash of Kings. By George R. R. Martin. BANTAM.
7. A Game of Thrones. By George R. R. Martin. BANTAM.
8. Swamplandia. By Karen Russell. VINTAGE.
9. Sarah's Key. By Tatiana de Rosnay. ST MARTIN’S.
9. By Nightfall. By Michael Cunningham. PICADOR.

Paperback Nonfiction

1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. By Rebecca Skloot. BROADWAY.
2. Cleopatra: A Life. By Stacy Schiff. BACK BAY.
3. Let's Take the Long Way Home. By Gail Caldwell. RANDOM HOUSE.
4. The Emperor of All Maladies. By Siddhartha Mukherjee. SCRIBNER
5. The Hare with Amber Eyes. By Edmund de Waal. PICADOR.
5. Just Kids. By Patti Smith. ECCO.
6. Outliers. By Malcolm Gladwell. BACK BAY.
7. The Happiness Project. By Gretchen Rubin. HARPER.
8. The Other Walk: Essays. By Sven Birkerts. GRAYWOLF.
8. The Blessing of a B Minus. By Wendy Mogel. SCRIBNER.

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