Bestselling books the week of 9/9/11, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America


1. State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett, Harper
2. The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, Ballantine
3. The Leftovers, by Tom Perrotta, St. Martin's
4. A Dance With Dragons, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
5. Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles, Viking
6. The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ballantine
7. The Magician King, by Lev Grossman, Viking
8. The Keeper of Lost Causes, by Jussi Adler-Olsen, Dutton
9. A Trick of the Light, by Louise Penny, Minotaur
10. Maine, by J. Courtney Sullivan, Knopf
11. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
12. The Buddha in the Attic, by Julie Otsuka, Knopf
13. Caleb's Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks, Viking
14. We the Animals, by Justin Torres, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
15. The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach, Little Brown
21. The Cut, by George Pelecanos, Reagan Arthur, $25.99, 9780316078429

A masterful new crime novel about an Iraq War veteran turned investigator by the award-winning author of Shame the Devil.

*Published Thursday, September 8, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, September 4, 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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