Bestselling books the week of 5/19/11, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. Caleb's Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks, Viking
2. Dead Reckoning, by Charlaine Harris, Ace
3. The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, Ballantine
4. The Tiger's Wife, by Tea Obreht, Random House
5. She Walks in Beauty, by Caroline Kennedy (Ed.), Hyperion
6. The Land of Painted Caves, by Jean M. Auel, Crown
7. The Snowman, by Jo NesbΓΈ, Knopf
8. Sixkill, by Robert B. Parker, Putnam
9. Buried Prey, by John Sandford, Putnam
10. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
11. The Pale King, by David Foster Wallace, Little Brown
12. The Sixth Man, by David Baldacci, Grand Central
13. The Fifth Witness, by Michael Connelly, Little Brown
14. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party, by Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon
15. The Story of Beautiful Girl, by Rachel Simon, Grand Central
18. 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America, by Albert Brooks, St. Martin's
The popular comedian and filmmaker's debut novel is a serious and thought provoking look at our possible future.

*Published Thursday, May 19, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, May 15, 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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