Bestselling hardcover books, according to IndieBound*

HARDCOVER FICTION
1. The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown, Doubleday

2. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam

3. Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner

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4. An Echo in the Bone, by Diana Gabaldon, Delacorte

5. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf

6. Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger, Scribner

7. The Children's Book, by A.S. Byatt, Knopf

8. South of Broad, by Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese

9. Juliet, Naked, by Nick Hornby, Riverhead

10. The Year of the Flood, by Margaret Atwood, Nan A. Talese

11. The Professional, by Robert B. Parker, Putnam

12. A Gate at the Stairs, by Lorrie Moore, Knopf

13. The Last Song, by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central

14. A Touch of Dead, by Charlaine Harris, Ace

15. The Wild Things, by Dave Eggers, McSweeney's

ON THE RISE:
Unseen Academicals, Terry Pratchett, Harper

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. True Compass, by Edward M. Kennedy, Twelve

2. Have a Little Faith, by Mitch Albom, Hyperion

3. Where Men Win Glory, by Jon Krakauer, Doubleday

4. Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son, by Michael Chabon, Harper

5. Arguing With Idiots, by Glenn Beck, et al., Threshold Editions

6. The Greatest Show on Earth, by Richard Dawkins, Free Press

7. The Case for God, by Karen Armstrong, Knopf

8. Strength in What Remains, by Tracy Kidder, Random House

9. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown

10. Half the Sky, by Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, Knopf

11. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I, by Julia Child, et al., Knopf

12. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf

13. Guinness World Records 2010, by Guinness

14. Bicycle Diaries, by David Byrne, Viking

15. The National Parks, by Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan, Knopf

ON THE RISE:
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer, Morrow

* Published Thursday, October 15, 2009 (for the sales week ended Sunday, October 11, 2009). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit IndieBound.or

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