IndieBound* hardback bestseller list 8/27/09

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

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

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

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

5. The White Queen, by Philippa Gregory, Touchstone

6. Inherent Vice, by Thomas Pynchon, Penguin Press

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

8. Best Friends Forever, by Jennifer Weiner, Atria

9. Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See, Random House

10. The Defector, by Daniel Silva, Putnam

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

12. The Magicians, by Lev Grossman, Viking

13. A Happy Marriage, by Rafael Yglesias, Scribner

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

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

1. Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, McSweeney's
2. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf
3. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown
4. The Wilderness Warrior, by Douglas Brinkley, Harper
5. Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin, Regnery
6. The End of Overeating, by David A. Kessler, Rodale
7. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I, by Julia Child, et al., Knopf
8. Shop Class as Soulcraft, by Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin
9. In the President's Secret Service, by Ronald Kessler, Crown
10. The Evolution of God, by Robert Wright, Little Brown
11. Wicked Plants, by Amy Stewart, Briony Morrow-Cribbs (Illus.), Algonquin
12. Liberty and Tyranny, by Mark R. Levin, Threshold Editions
13. The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch, Hyperion
14. In Fed We Trust, by David Wessel, Crown Business
15. The Accidental Billionaires, by Ben Mezrich, Doubleday
Goat Song, by Brad Kessler, Scribner
Kessler's affectionate account of herding milking goats in Vermont.

* Published Thursday, August 27, 2009 (for the sales week ended Sunday, August 23, 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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