4/21/11 bestselling book list, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. The Pale King, by David Foster Wallace, Little Brown
2. The Tiger's Wife, by Tea Obreht, Random House
3. The Land of Painted Caves, by Jean M. Auel, Crown
4. The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, Ballantine
5. She Walks in Beauty, by Caroline Kennedy (Ed.), Hyperion
6. The Fifth Witness, by Michael Connelly, Little Brown
7. Horoscopes for the Dead, by Billy Collins, Random House
8. The Troubled Man, by Henning Mankell, Knopf
9. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party, by Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon
10. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
11. A Lesson in Secrets, by Jacqueline Winspear, Harper
12. Drawing Conclusions, by Donna Leon, Atlantic Monthly
13. Room, by Emma Donoghue, Little Brown
14. Sing You Home, by Jodi Picoult, Atria
15. The Wise Man's Fear, by Patrick Rothfuss, DAW
16. Say Her Name, by Francisco Goldman, Grove Press
Goldman's transcendent new novel is an April Indie Next List Great Read.

*Published Thursday, April 21, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, April 17, 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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