Bestselling books the week of 12/9/10, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, by David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.), Little Brown
2. An Object of Beauty, by Steve Martin, Grand Central
3. Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen, FSG
4. The Confession, by John Grisham, Doubleday
5. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
6. Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett, Dutton
7. Port Mortuary, by Patricia Cornwell, Putnam
8. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
9. Room, by Emma Donoghue, Little Brown
10. Luka and the Fire of Life, by Salman Rushdie, Random House
11. Moonlight Mile, by Dennis Lehane, Morrow
12. Our Kind of Traitor, by John le Carré, Viking
13. Full Dark, No Stars, by Stephen King, Scribner
14. Hell's Corner, by David Baldacci, Grand Central
15. Rescue, by Anita Shreve, Little Brown
20. Lord of Misrule, by Jaimy Gordon, McPherson
Gordon's novel is the 2010 National Book Award winner for fiction.

*Published Thursday, December 9, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, December 5, 2010). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit

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