Bestselling paperback books

The Indie bestseller list*

1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial

2. Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout, Random House

3. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions

4. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, by Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen, Quirk

5. The Shack, by William P. Young, Windblown

6. Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri, Vintage

7. Netherland, by Joseph O'Neill, Vintage

8. City of Thieves, by David Benioff, Plume

9. People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks, Penguin

10. The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga, Free Press,

11. Testimony, by Anita Shreve, Back Bay

12. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz, Riverhead

13. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin

14. The Likeness, by Tana French, Penguin

15. Out Stealing Horses, by Per Petterson, Picador
1. Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin

2. In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan, Penguin

3. My Stroke of Insight, by Jill Bolte Taylor, Plume

4. American Lion, by Jon Meacham, Random House

5. The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, Penguin

6. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara and Camille Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, Harper Perennial

7. Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay

8. The Middle Place, by Kelly Corrigan, Voice

9. A Voyage Long and Strange, by Tony Horwitz, Picador

10. The Post-American World, by Fareed Zakaria, Norton

11. Dreams From My Father, by Barack Obama, Three Rivers

12. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin

13. The Zookeeper's Wife, by Diane Ackerman, Norton

14. The Soloist, by Steve Lopez, Berkley

15. The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport, by Carl Hiaasen, Vintage

Cook Yourself Thin, by Lifetime Television (Eds.), Hyperion

A companion to the Lifetime reality show offering recipes to easily cut calories.

*Published Thursday, June 4, 2009 (for the sales week ended Sunday, May 31, 2009). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit

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