Bestselling books the week of 4/7/11, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. The Land of Painted Caves, by Jean M. Auel, Crown
2. The Tiger's Wife, by Tea Obreht, Random House
3. The Troubled Man, by Henning Mankell, Knopf
4. The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, Ballantine
5. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party, by Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon
6. A Lesson in Secrets, by Jacqueline Winspear, Harper
7. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
8. Sing You Home, by Jodi Picoult, Atria
9. Started Early, Took My Dog, by Kate Atkinson, Reagan Arthur Books
10. Room, by Emma Donoghue, Little Brown
11. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
12. Live Wire, by Harlan Coben, Dutton
13. The Pale King, by David Foster Wallace, Little Brown
14. Swamplandia!, by Karen Russell, Knopf
15. The Wise Man's Fear, by Patrick Rothfuss, DAW
19. Lover Unleashed, by J.R. Ward, NAL
Ward's ninth Black Dagger Brotherhood series novel.

*Published Thursday, April 7, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, April 3, 2011). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit

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