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Boston Globe Bestsellers Sept. 26-Oct. 2

Posted by guest  October 3, 2011 05:36 PM

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

Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken" is now the top seller in hardcover nonfiction.

This week's paperback fiction bestseller is, once again, "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett.

"Cleopatra: A Life" by Stacy Schiff is the top selling paperback nonfiction book this week.

See full lists below.

Hardcover Fiction

1. The Night Circus. By Erin Morgenstern. DOUBLEDAY.
2. (tie) The Art of Fielding. By Chad Harbach. LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY.
2. Reamde. By Neal Stephenson. WILLIAM MORROW.
3. (tie)The Paris Wife. By Paula McLain. BALLANTINE.
3. Caleb's Crossing. By Geraldine Brooks. VIKING.
4. Every Thing On It. By Shel Silverstein. HARPERCOLLINS.
5. State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. HARPER.
6. The Leftovers. By Tom Perotta. ST. MARTIN’S.
7. Rules of Civility. By Amor Towles. VIKING.
8. We the Animals. By Justin Torres. HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT.

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.
2. Jacqueline Kennedy. By Caroline Kennedy and Michael Beschloss. HYPERION.
3. That Used to Be Us. By Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum. FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX.
4. Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness. By Alexandra Fuller. PENGUIN.
5. The Greater Journey. By David McCullough. SIMON & SCHUSTER.
6. 1493. By Charles C. Mann. KNOPF.
7. Confidence Men. By Ron Suskind. HARPER.
8. (tie) Haiti After the Earthquake. By Paul Farmer. PUBLICAFFAIRS.
8. The Eighty-Dollar Champion. By Elizabeth Letts. BALLANTINE.
8. Guinness World Records 2012. By Guinness World Records. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS.

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. A Clash of Kings. By George R. R. Martin. BANTAM.
5. The Hunger Games. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
6. Cutting for Stone. By Abraham Verghese. VINTAGE.
7. Sarah's Key. By Tatiana de Rosnay. ST MARTIN’S.
8. The Invisible Bridge. By Julie Orringer. VINTAGE.
9. (tie) By Nightfall. By Michael Cunningham. PICADOR.
9. A Secret Kept. By Tatiana de Rosnay. ST. MARTIN’S GRIFFIN.

Paperback Nonfiction
1. Cleopatra: A Life. By Stacy Schiff. BACK BAY.
2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. By Rebecca Skloot. BROADWAY.
3. Let's Take the Long Way Home. By Gail Caldwell. RANDOM HOUSE.
4. (tie) The Hare with Amber Eyes. By Edmund de Waal. PICADOR.
4. The Blessing of a B Minus. By Wendy Mogel. SCRIBNER.
5. Outliers. By Malcolm Gladwell. BACK BAY.
6. Unlikely Friendships. By Jennifer S. Holland. WORKMAN.
7. The Emperor of All Maladies. By Siddhartha Mukherjee. SCRIBNER.
8. (tie) The Other Walk: Essays. By Sven Birkerts. GRAYWOLF.
8. Slow Love. By Dominique Browning. PLUME.

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