Bestselling books the week of 5/13/10, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
2. Dead In the Family, by Charlaine Harris, Ace
3. Innocent, by Scott Turow, Grand Central
4. Island Beneath the Sea, by Isabel Allende, Harper
5. The Double Comfort Safari Club, by Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon
6. Matterhorn, by Karl Marlantes, Atlantic Monthly
7. Every Last One, by Anna Quindlen, Random House
8. This Body of Death, by Elizabeth George, Harper
9. Imperfect Birds, by Anne Lamott, Riverhead
10. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson, Random House
11. The Imperfectionists, by Tom Rachman, Dial
12. Solar, by Ian McEwan, Nan A. Talese
13. Beatrice and Virgil, by Yann Martel, Spiegel & Grau
14. Deliver Us From Evil, by David Baldacci, Grand Central
15. Tell-All, by Chuck Palahniuk, Doubleday
ON THE RISE:
20. The Lonely Polygamist, by Brady Udall, Norton
Udall's unforgettable novel about a man with four wives and twenty-eight children is a May Indie Next List Great Read.

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Spoken From the Heart, by Laura Bush, Scribner
2. Mom, by Dave Isay (Ed.), Penguin Press
3. The Big Short, by Michael Lewis, Norton
4. The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn, by Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking
5. This Time Together, by Carol Burnett, Harmony
6. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, Crown
7. Lift, by Kelly Corrigan, Hyperion
8. In the Green Kitchen, by Alice Waters, Clarkson Potter
9. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, by Chelsea Handler, Grand Central
10. Women Food and God, by Geneen Roth, Scribner
11. Oprah, by Kitty Kelley, Crown
12. Parisians, by Graham Robb, Norton
13. Eaarth, by Bill McKibben, Times Books
14. The Bedwetter, by Sarah Silverman, Harper
15. The Bridge, by David Remnick, Knopf
ON THE RISE:
20. Sh*t My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern, It Books
Halpern's hilarious and touching portrait of his relationship with his father.

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
2. Little Bee, by Chris Cleave, S&S
3. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
4. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, Vintage
5. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, Random House
6. A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick, Algonquin
7. Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout, Random House
8. South of Broad, by Pat Conroy, Dial
9. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper
10. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions
11. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial
12. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine
13. Brooklyn, by Colm Tóibín, Scribner
14. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin
15. The Little Stranger, by Sarah Waters, Riverhead
ON THE RISE:
17. Tinkers, by Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press
Harding's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel looks at love, loss, and the beauty of nature.

Recommended: Bestselling books the week of 2/2/12, according to IndieBound*

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Food Rules, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
2. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin
3. Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin
4. Shop Class as Soulcraft, by Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin
5. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, by Rhoda Janzen, Holt
6. For You Mom, Finally, by Ruth Reichl, Penguin
7. Strength in What Remains, by Tracy Kidder, Random House
8. The Lost City of Z, by David Grann, Vintage
9. The Girls From Ames, by Jeffrey Zaslow, Gotham
10. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, by Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight
11. I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced, by Nujood Ali, Three Rivers
12. In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
13. The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
14. The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
15. Awkward Family Photos, by Mike Bender, Doug Chernack, Three Rivers
ON THE RISE:
19. A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity, by Bill O'Reilly, Broadway
A memoir by the Fox News Network talk-show host and author of The O'Reilly Factor.

MASS MARKET
1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
3. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Warner
4. Dead and Gone, by Charlaine Harris, Ace
5. Gone Tomorrow, by Lee Child, Dell
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Warner
7. Borderline, by Nevada Barr, Berkley
8. The Last Song, by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central
9. Wicked Prey, by John Sandford, Berkley
10. Dear John, by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central

CHILDREN'S INTEREST
1. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary, by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
2. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
3. The Carrie Diaries, by Candace Bushnell, Balzer & Bray
4. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb
5. Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, by Lincoln Peirce, Harper
6. The Prince of Mist, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Little Brown
7. The Demigod Files, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
8. Savvy, by Ingrid Law, Puffin
9. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
10. Instructions, by Neil Gaiman, Charles Vess (Illus.), Harper
11. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Puffin
12. Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow, Tor
13. Spells, by Aprilynne Pike, Harper Teen
14. The Clock Without a Face, by Scott Teplin, et al., McSweeney's
15. Scat, by Carl Hiaasen, Knopf

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED
1. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
2. Oh, the Places You'll Go!, by Dr. Seuss, Random House
3. Love You Forever, by Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illus.), Firefly
4. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
6. The Lion & the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney, Little Brown
7. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
8. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt
9. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
10. Bedtime for Mommy, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, LeUyen Pham (Illus.), Bloomsbury
11. The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein, Harper
12. My Garden, by Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow
13. I Love My Mom, by Anna Walker, S&S
14. Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey, Puffin
15. The Story of Ferdinand, by Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (Illus.), Puffin

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES
1. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan, Miramax
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover and paperback), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
3. Series Debut: The Kane Chronicles (hardcover), by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
New: The Red Pyramid
4. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
5. The 39 Clues (hardcover), by Gordon Korman, et al., Scholastic
6. House of Night (hardcover and paperback), by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, St. Martin's
7. The Hunger Games (hardcover), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
8. Twilight (hardcover and paperback), by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown
9. How to Train Your Dragon (paperback), by Cressida Cowell, Little Brown
10. Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series (paperback), by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper

*Published Thursday, May 13, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, May 9, 2010). 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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