IndieBound* hardcover bestseller list 8/6/09

1. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
2. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
3. The Defector, by Daniel Silva, Putnam
4. The Angel's Game, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Doubleday
5. Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See, Random House
6. Best Friends Forever, by Jennifer Weiner
7. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, by Katherine Howe, Voice
8. Rain Gods, by James Lee Burke, Simon & Schuster
9. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley, Delacorte
10. Finger Lickin' Fifteen, by Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's
11. Brooklyn, by Colm Tóibín, Scribner
12. Swimsuit, by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Little Brown
13. The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder, by Rebecca Wells, Harper
14. Twenties Girl, by Sophie Kinsella, Dial
15. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, Knopf
ON THE RISE: A Happy Marriage by Rafael Yglesias, Scribner
This passionate novel of marriage, life, love, and loss is a July 2009 Indie Next List Great Read.

1. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown
2. The End of Overeating, by David A. Kessler, Rodale
3. Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, McSweeney's
4. The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America, by Douglas Brinkley, Harper
5. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf
6. Shop Class as Soulcraft, by Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin
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 Evolution of God, by Robert Wright, Little Brown
11. The Accidental Billionaires, by Ben Mezrich, Doubleday
12. Satchel, by Larry Tye, Random House
13. Wicked Plants, by Amy Stewart, Briony Morrow-Cribbs (Illus.), Algonquin
14. The Girls From Ames, by Jeffrey Zaslow, Gotham
15. The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science, by Richard Holmes, Pantheon
ON THE RISE: Cold: Adventures in the World's Frozen Places, by Bill Streever, Little Brown

* Published Thursday, August 6, 2009 (for the sales week ended Sunday, August 2, 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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