IndieBound* paperback bestseller list 8/20/09

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

2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage

3. Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout, Random House

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. The Shack, by William P. Young, Windblown

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

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

10. Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri, Vintage

11. The Hour I First Believed, by Wally Lamb, Harper Perennial

12. Netherland, by Joseph O'Neill, Vintage

13. People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks, Penguin
14. A Mercy, by Toni Morrison, Vintage
15. City of Thieves, by David Benioff, Plume
ON THE RISE: The Good Thief, by Hannah Tinti, Dial
Tinti's wonderful Dickensian novel is now available in paperback.

1. My Life in France, by Julia Child, Anchor
2. Julie & Julia, by Julie Powell, Back Bay
3. Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin
4. The Family, by Jeff Sharlet, Harper Perennial
5. Glenn Beck's Common Sense, by Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions
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 ichael Pollan, Penguin
9. Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay
10. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, by Haruki Murakami, Vintage
11. Wesley the Owl, by Stacey O'Brien, Free Press
12. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin
13. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara and Camille Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, Harper Perennial
14. Julia's Kitchen Wisdom: Essential Techniques and Recipes from a Lifetime of Cooking, by Julia Child, Knopf
15. My Stroke of Insight, by Jill Bolte Taylor, Plume

* 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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