IndieBound* hardback bestseller list 8/20/09

1. South of Broad, by Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese

2. That Old Cape Magic, by Richard Russo, Knopf

3. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf

4. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam

5. Inherent Vice, by Thomas Pynchon, Penguin Press

6. The Defector, by Daniel Silva, Putnam

7. Best Friends Forever, by Jennifer Weiner, Atria

8. Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See, Random House

9. The Angel's Game, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Doubleday

10. The Magicians, by Lev Grossman, Viking

11. This Is Where I Leave You, by Jonathan Tropper, Dutton

12. Rain Gods, by James Lee Burke, Simon & Schuster

13. The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder, by Rebecca Wells, Harper

14. Swimsuit, by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Little Brown

15. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley, Delacorte

1. The Wilderness Warrior, by Douglas Brinkley, Harper

2. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown

3. Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, McSweeney's
4. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I, by Julia Child, et al., Knopf
5. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf
6. The End of Overeating, by David A. Kessler, Rodale
7. Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies, by Michelle Malkin, Regnery
8. The Battle for America, 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election, by Daniel J. Balz, Haynes Bonner Johnson, Viking
9. Shop Class as Soulcraft, by Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin
10. The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch, Hyperion
11. In Fed We Trust, by David Wessel, Crown Business
12. Wicked Plants, by Amy Stewart, Briony Morrow-Cribbs (Illus.), Algonquin
13. Liberty and Tyranny, by Mark R. Levin, Threshold Editions
14. The Accidental Billionaires, by Ben Mezrich, Doubleday
15. The Evolution of God, by Robert Wright, Little Brown
ON THE RISE:  A Colossal Failure of Common Sense, by Lawrence G. McDonald, Crown Business
McDonald's close-up view of the collapse of Lehman Brother

* Published Thursday, August 20, 2009 (for the sales week ended Sunday, August 16, 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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