Bestselling books the week of 5/12/13, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.


1. A Delicate Truth, by John le Carré, Viking
2. Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson, Reagan Arthur Books
3. The Burgess Boys, by Elizabeth Strout, Random House
4. Dead Ever After, by Charlaine Harris, Ace
5. The Woman Upstairs, by Claire Messud, Knopf
6. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn, Crown
7. Maya's Notebook, by Isabel Allende, Harper
8. Paris, by Edward Rutherfurd, Doubleday
9. Z, by Therese Anne Fowler, St. Martin's
10. The Hit, by David Baldacci, Grand Central
11. The Interestings, by Meg Wolitzer, Riverhead
12. Silken Prey, by John Sandford, Putnam Adult
13. The Flamethrowers, by Rachel Kushner, Scribner
14. All That Is, by James Salter, Knopf
15. The Round House, by Louise Erdrich, Harper

On the Rise:
16. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, by Anthony Marra, Hogarth
In Marra's sweeping debut novel, a resilient doctor risks everything to save the life of a hunted child during wartime. A May 2013 Indie Next List Great Read.

*Published Thursday, May 16, 2013 (for the sales week ended Sunday, May 12, 2013). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit

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