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Boston Globe Bestsellers Oct. 31-Nov. 6

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Haruki Murakami's new book "1Q84" debuted on the bestseller list in the No. 1 spot in hardcover fiction.

In hardcover nonfiction, the new biography "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson placed at the top of the bestseller list.

"A Visit from the Goon Squad" by Jennifer Egan is this week's bestseller in paperback fiction.

Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" remains at the top of the list in paperback nonfiction.

See full list below

Hardcover Fiction
1. 1Q84. By Haruki Murakami. KNOPF
2. (tie) 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. The Night Circus. By Erin Morgenstern. DOUBLEDAY.
5. (tie) Caleb's Crossing. By Geraldine Brooks. VIKING.
5. The Dovekeepers. By Alice Hoffman. SCRIBNER.
6. The Paris Wife. By Paula McLain. BALLANTINE.
7. State of Wonder. By Ann Patchett. HARPER.
8. Catching Fire. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Steve Jobs. By Walter Isaacson. SIMON & SCHUSTER.
2. Boomerang. By Michael Lewis. W.W. NORTON & COMPANY.
3. In the Garden of Beasts. By Erik Larson. CROWN.
4. The Swerve. By Stephen Greenblatt. W.W. NORTON & COMPANY.
5. Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.
5. Thinking Fast and Slow. By Daniel Kahneman. FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX.
6 Rin Tin Tin . By Susan Orlean. SIMON & SCHUSTER.
7. Why Read Moby-Dick? By Nathaniel Philbrick.VIKING.
8. Midnight Rising. By Tony Horwitz. HENRY HOLT & CO.
9. Death of an Empire. By Robert Booth. THOMAS DUNNE.

Paperback Fiction
1. A Visit from the Goon Squad. By Jennifer Egan. ANCHOR.
2. Cutting for Stone. By Abraham Verghese. VINTAGE.
3. Started Early, Took My Dog. By Kate Atkinson. BACK BAY.
4. The Hunger Games. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
5. Nemesis. By Philip Roth. VINTAGE.
6. Sing You Home. By Jodi Picoult. ATRIA/EMILY BESTLER.
7. The Art of Racing in the Rain. By Garth Stein. HARPER
8. Room. By Emma Donoghue. BACK BAY.
8. The Traitor's Wife. By Susan Higginbotham. SOURCEBOOKS LANDMARK.
9. Great House. By Nicole Krauss. W.W. NORTON & COMPANY.

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. Cleopatra. By Stacy Schiff. BACK BAY.
4. Let's Take the Long Way Home. By Gail Caldwell. RANDOM HOUSE.
5. Unlikely Friendships. By Jennifer S. Holland. WORKMAN.
6. The Emperor of All Maladies. By Siddhartha Mukherjee. SCRIBNER.
7. My Green Manifesto. By David Gessner. MILKWEED EDITIONS.
8. Outliers. By Malcolm Gladwell. BACK BAY.
9. Couldn't Keep It to Myself. By Wally Lamb. HARPER.
10. Moneyball. By Michael Lewis. W.W. NORTON & COMPANY.

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