IndieBound* hardback bestseller list 7/30/09

HARDCOVER FICTION
1. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
2. The Defector, by Daniel Silva, Putnam
3. The Angel's Game, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Doubleday
4. Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See, Random House
5. Best Friends Forever, by Jennifer Weiner, Atria
6. Rain Gods, by James Lee Burke, Simon & Schuster
7. Finger Lickin' Fifteen, by Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's
8. Swimsuit, by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Little Brown
9. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Alan Bradley, Delacorte
10. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, by Katherine Howe, Voice
11. A Short History of Women, by Kate Walbert, Scribner
12. Brooklyn, by Colm Tóibín, Scribner
13. Jericho's Fall, by Stephen L. Carter, Knopf
14. The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder, by Rebecca Wells, Harper
15. Twenties Girl, by Sophie Kinsella, Dial

ON THE RISE: Sacred Hearts, by Sarah Dunant, Random House
A rewarding new novel of a 16th-century Italian convent by the author of The Birth of Venus.

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown

Recommended: Books

2. The End of Overeating, by David A. Kessler, Rodale

3. Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, McSweeney's

4. Shop Class as Soulcraft, by Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin Press

5. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf

6. The Evolution of God, by Robert Wright, Little Brown

7. Liberty and Tyranny, by Mark R. Levin, Threshold Editions

8. Horse Soldiers, by Doug Stanton, Scribner

9. The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch, Hyperion

10. The Accidental Billionaires, by Ben Mezrich, Doubleday

11. Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle, by Chris Hedges, Nation

12. Satchel, by Larry Tye, Random House

13. Wicked Plants, by Amy Stewart, Briony Morrow-Cribbs (Illus.), Algonquin

14. Catastrophe, by Dick Morris, Eileen McGann, Harper

15. The Girls From Ames, by Jeffrey Zaslow, Gotham

ON THE RISE:  The Age of Wonder, by Richard Holmes, Pantheon

An insightful look at the work of prominent British scientists of the late 18th and early 19th centuries

* Published Thursday, July 30, 2009 (for the sales week ended Sunday, July 26, 2009). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit IndieBound.org

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