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Boston Globe Bestsellers Nov. 14-20

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This week, "The Marriage Plot" by Jeffrey Eugenides is the top seller in hardcover fiction.

Walter Isaacson's new book "Steve Jobs" remains in the bestselling spot for hardcover nonfiction.

"A Visit from the Goon Squad" by Jennifer Egan is again the bestseller in paperback fiction.

Edmund de Waal's "The Hare with Amber Eyes" is the paperback nonfiction bestseller this week.

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Hardcover Fiction
1. The Marriage Plot. By Jeffrey Eugenides. FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX.
2. The Sense of an Ending. By Julian Barnes. KNOPF.
3. Inheritance. By Christopher Paolini. KNOPF
4. 1Q84. By Haruki Murakami. KNOPF.
5. 11/22/1963. By Stephen King. SCRIBNER.
6. The Night Circus. By Erin Morgenstern. DOUBLEDAY.
7. (tie) The Paris Wife. By Paula McLain. BALLANTINE.
7. The Prague Cemetery. By Umberto Eco. HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT.
8. Caleb's Crossing. By Geraldine Brooks. VIKING.
9. The Litigators. By John Grisham. DOUBLEDAY.

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Steve Jobs. By Walter Isaacson. SIMON & SCHUSTER.
2. Blue Nights. By Joan Didion. KNOPF.
3. Death of an Empire. By Robert Booth. THOMAS DUNNE.
4. Back to Work. By Bill Clinton. KNOPF.
5. A History of the World in 100 Objects. By Neil MacGregor. VIKING.
6. In the Garden of Beasts. By Erik Larson. CROWN.
7. Jack Kennedy. By Christopher Matthews. SIMON & SCHUSTER.
8. Midnight Rising. By Tony Horwitz. HENRY HOLT & CO.
9. (tie) Unbroken. By Laura Hillenbrand. RANDOM HOUSE.
9. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? By Mindy Kaling. CROWN.

Paperback Fiction
1. A Visit from the Goon Squad. By Jennifer Egan. ANCHOR.
2. The Tiger's Wife. By Téa Obreht. RANDOM HOUSE.
3. The Hunger Games. By Suzanne Collins. SCHOLASTIC.
4. The Art of Racing in the Rain. By Garth Stein. HARPER.
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. Freedom. By Jonathan Franzen. PICADOR.
8. Room. By Emma Donoghue. BACK BAY.
9. (tie) A Secret Kept. By Tatiana de Rosnay. ST. MARTIN’S.
9. The Widower's Tale. By Julia Glass. ANCHOR.

Paperback Nonfiction
1. The Hare with Amber Eyes. By Edmund de Waal. PICADOR.
2. Cleopatra. By Stacy Schiff. BACK BAY.
3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. By Rebecca Skloot. BROADWAY.
4. Let's Take the Long Way Home. By Gail Caldwell. RANDOM HOUSE.
5. The Warmth of Other Suns. By Isabel Wilkerson. VINTAGE.
6. (tie) Just Kids. By Patti Smith. ECCO.
6. At Home. By Bill Bryson. ANCHOR.
7. Heaven is for Real. By Todd Burpo. THOMAS NELSON.
8. Outliers. By Malcolm Gladwell. BACK BAY.
9. F in Exams. By Richard Benson. CHRONICLE.

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