Bestselling books the week of 9/15/11, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, Ballantine
2. State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett, Harper
3. The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach, Little Brown
4. A Dance With Dragons, by George R.R. Martin, Bantam
5. Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles, Viking
6. The Leftovers, by Tom Perrotta, St. Martin's
7. The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ballantine
8. Pirate King, by Laurie R. King, Bantam
9. We the Animals, by Justin Torres, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
10. Caleb's Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks, Viking
11. The Magician King, by Lev Grossman, Viking
12. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
13. The Submission, by Amy Waldman
14. A Trick of the Light, by Louise Penny, Minotaur
15. The Keeper of Lost Causes, by Jussi Adler-Olsen, Dutton
17. Train Dreams, by Denis Johnson, FSG
A new novella suffused with the history and landscapes of the American West, by the National Book Award-winning author of Tree of Smoke.

*Published Thursday, September 15, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, September 11, 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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