Bestselling books the week of 5/12/11, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. She Walks in Beauty, by Caroline Kennedy (Ed.), Hyperion
2. Dead Reckoning, by Charlaine Harris, Ace
3. The Tiger's Wife, by Tea Obreht, Random House
4. Caleb's Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks, Viking
5. The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, Ballantine
6. The Land of Painted Caves, by Jean M. Auel, Crown
7. Sixkill, by Robert B. Parker, Putnam
8. 10th Anniversary, by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Little Brown
9. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party, by Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon
10. The Fifth Witness, by Michael Connelly, Little Brown
11. The Sixth Man, by David Baldacci, Grand Central
12. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
13. Horoscopes for the Dead, by Billy Collins, Random House
14. The Pale King, by David Foster Wallace, Little Brown
15. The Tragedy of Arthur, by Arthur Phillips, Random House
16. Doc, by Mary Doria Russell, Random House
Russell's vibrant novel about Doc Holliday is a May Indie Next List Great Read.

*Published Thursday, May 12, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, May 8, 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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