Bestselling books the week of 4/28/11, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. The Tiger's Wife, by Tea Obreht, Random House
2. The Land of Painted Caves, by Jean M. Auel, Crown
3. The Pale King, by David Foster Wallace, Little Brown
4. The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, Ballantine
5. The Fifth Witness, by Michael Connelly, Little Brown
6. She Walks in Beauty, by Caroline Kennedy (Ed.), Hyperion
7. Horoscopes for the Dead, by Billy Collins, Random House
8. The Sixth Man, by David Baldacci, Grand Central
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. The Troubled Man, by Henning Mankell, Knopf
12. Drawing Conclusions, by Donna Leon, Atlantic Monthly
13. Room, by Emma Donoghue, Little Brown
14. Started Early, Took My Dog, by Kate Atkinson, Reagan Arthur Books
15. A Lesson in Secrets, by Jacqueline Winspear, Harper
22. Please Look After Mom, by Kyung-Sook Shin, Knopf
This heartbreaking novel about a missing elderly woman in contemporary Korea is an April Indie Next List Great Read.

*Published Thursday, April 28, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, April 24, 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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