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Boston Globe Bestsellers Oct. 24-30

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"The Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes is the new hardcover fiction bestseller.

Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken" was the top seller in hardcover nonfiction this week.

"A Visit from the Goon Squad" by Jennifer Egan was the highest selling paperback fiction book.

The paperback nonfiction bestseller was, once again, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot.

See full list below.

Hardcover Fiction
1. The Sense of an Ending. By Julian Barnes. KNOPF.
2. The Marriage Plot. By Jeffrey Eugenides. FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX.
3. The Cat's Table. By Michael Ondaatje. KNOPF.
4. Caleb's Crossing. By Geraldine Brooks. VIKING.
5. The Dovekeepers. By Alice Hoffman. SCRIBNER.
6. The Night Circus. By Erin Morgenstern. DOUBLEDAY.
7. The Paris Wife. By Paula McLain. BALLANTINE.
8. State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. HARPER.
9. Reamde. By Neal Stephenson. WILLIAM MORROW.
10. Hark! A Vagrant. By Kate Beaton. DRAWN & QUARTERLY.

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.
2. The Swerve. By Stephen Greenblatt. W.W. NORTON & COMPANY.
3. In the Garden of Beasts. By Erik Larson. CROWN.
4. Boomerang. By Michael Lewis. W.W. NORTON & COMPANY
5. Confidence Men. By Ron Suskind. HARPER.
6. Seriously...I'm kidding. By Ellen DeGeneres. GRAND CENTRAL.
7. Fenway 1912. By Glenn Stout. HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT.
8. (tie) Killing Lincoln. By Bill O’ Reilly and Martin Dugard. HENRY HOLT & CO.
8. Why Read Moby-Dick? By Nathaniel Philbrick.VIKING.
9. Rin Tin Tin . By Susan Orlean. SIMON & SCHUSTER.

Paperback fiction
1. A Visit from the Goon Squad. By Jennifer Egan. ANCHOR.
2 . Freedom. By Jonathan Franzen. PICADOR.
3. Room. By Emma Donoghue. BACK BAY.
4. Sarah's Key. By Tatiana de Rosnay. ST MARTIN’S.
5. Started Early, Took My Dog. By Kate Atkinson. BACK BAY.
6. The Best American Short Stories 2011. Edited by Geraldine Brooks and Heidi Pitlor. MARINER.
7. (tie) The Traitor's Wife. By Susan Higginbotham. SOURCEBOOKS LANDMARK.
7. Cutting for Stone. By Abraham Verghese. VINTAGE.
8. Nemesis. By Philip Roth. VINTAGE.
9. The Hunger Games. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.

Paperback nonfiction
1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. By Rebecca Skloot. BROADWAY.
2. Cleopatra. By Stacy Schiff. BACK BAY.
3. The Hare with Amber Eyes. By Edmund de Waal. PICADOR.
4. Let's Take the Long Way Home. By Gail Caldwell. RANDOM HOUSE.
5. The Emperor of All Maladies. By Siddhartha Mukherjee. SCRIBNER.
6. Outliers. By Malcolm Gladwell. BACK BAY.
7. They Have Killed Papa Dead! By Anthony S. Pitch. STEERFORTH.
8. (tie) Free-Range Kids. By Lenore Skenazy. JOSSEY-BASS.
8. The Wire: Truth Be Told. By Rafael Alvare. GROVE.
8. Best American Sportswriting. Edited by Jane Leavy and Glenn Stout. MARINER.

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