Bestselling books the week of 5/26/11, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. Caleb's Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks, Viking
2. The Snowman, by Jo NesbΓΈ, Knopf
3. The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, Ballantine
4. The Tiger's Wife, by Tea Obreht, Random House
5. Dead Reckoning, by Charlaine Harris, Ace
6. She Walks in Beauty, by Caroline Kennedy (Ed.), Hyperion
7. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
8. The Land of Painted Caves, by Jean M. Auel, Crown
9. Sixkill, by Robert B. Parker, Putnam
10. The Pale King, by David Foster Wallace, Little Brown
11. Buried Prey, by John Sandford, Putnam
12. Doc, by Mary Doria Russell, Random House
13. The Story of Beautiful Girl, by Rachel Simon, Grand Central
14. The Sixth Man, by David Baldacci, Grand Central
15. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party, by Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon
16. Embassytown, by China Mieville, Del Rey
An extraordinary novel that is a moving personal drama but also a gripping adventure of alien contact and war.

*Published Thursday, May 26, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, May 22, 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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