IndieBound* hardcover bestseller list 8/13/09

1. That Old Cape Magic, by Richard Russo, Knopf
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
3. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
4. Inherent Vice, by Thomas Pynchon, Penguin Press
5. Best Friends Forever, by Jennifer Weiner, Atria
6. The Defector, by Daniel Silva, Putnam
7. Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See, Random House
8. The Angel's Game, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Doubleday
9. Rain Gods, by James Lee Burke, Simon & Schuster
10. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley, Delacorte
11. Finger Lickin' Fifteen, by Janet Evanovich, St. Martin's
12. Twenties Girl, by Sophie Kinsella, Dial
13. Sacred Hearts, by Sarah Dunant, Random House
14. Swimsuit, by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Little Brown
15. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, by Katherine Howe, Voice
ON THE RISE:  Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, Random House
McCann's lyrical novel centers around Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center.

1. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown
2. The End of Overeating, by David A. Kessler, Rodale
3. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I, by Julia Child, et al., Knopf
4. The Wilderness Warrior, by Douglas Brinkley, Harper
5. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf
6. Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, McSweeney's
7. The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch, Hyperion
8. Shop Class as Soulcraft, by Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin
9. Wicked Plants, by Amy Stewart, Briony Morrow-Cribbs (Illus.), Algonquin
10. In Fed We Trust, David Wessel, Crown Business
11. Catastrophe, by Dick Morris, Eileen McGann, Harper
12. Liberty and Tyranny, by Mark R. Levin, Threshold Editions
13. The Evolution of God, by Robert Wright, Little Brown
14. Horse Soldiers, by Doug Stanton, Scribner
15. The Accidental Billionaires, by Ben Mezrich, Doubleday
ON THE RISE: In the President's Secret Service, by Ronald Kessler, Crown
A fascinating look at the U.S. Secret Service and their job of protecting the president and family

* Published Thursday, August 13, 2009 (for the sales week ended Sunday, August 9, 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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