IndieBound* paperback bestseller list 8/13/09

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 Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage

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

5. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper

6. The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger, Harvest

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

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

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

10. Netherland, by Joseph O'Neill, Vintage

11. Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri, Vintage
12. City of Thieves, by David Benioff, Plume
13. The Hour I First Believed, by Wally Lamb, Harper Perennial
14. People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks, Penguin
15. The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga, Free Press
ON THE RISE: A Most Wanted Man, by John le Carré, Scribner
Le Carré's latest novel of spies and counterspies is now available in paperback.

1. Julie & Julia, by Julie Powell, Back Bay
2. My Life in France, by Julia Child, Anchor
3. Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin
4. Glenn Beck's Common Sense, by Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions
5. The Family, by Jeff Sharlet, Harper Perennial
6. In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
7. When You Are Engulfed in Flames, by David Sedaris, Back Bay
8. The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
9. Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay
10. My Stroke of Insight, by Jill Bolte Taylor, Plume
11. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara and Camille Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, Harper Perennial
12. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin
13. Wesley the Owl, by Stacey O'Brien, Free Press
14. The Zookeeper's Wife, by Diane Ackerman, Norton
15. The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
ON THE RISE: The House at Sugar Beach, by Helene Cooper, Simon & Schuster
Journalist Cooper's gripping memoir of her childhood in Liberia and her family's exile to the US

* 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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