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Week of August 4, 2011

Week of August 4, 2011

This week's top 5 on the Indie Bestseller List are State of Wonder by Ann Patchett, A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin, The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, Ghost Story by Jim Butcher, Portrait of a Spy by Daniel Silva.

Published Thursday, August 4, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, July 31, 2011). 

Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit IndieBound.org

Booksellers: The Indie Bestseller List may be downloaded as a color PDF for display in your store. Go to the Indie Bestseller page under the IndieBound section on BookWeb.org, or click on the bestseller link in Thursday's Bookselling This Week email.

Debuts for the week:
Hardcover Fiction
#4-GHOST STORY, by Jim Butcher (9780451463791)
#6-RULES OF CIVILITY, by Amor Towles (9780670022694)
#15-CONQUISTADORA, by Esmeralda Santiago (9780307268327)
Paperback Fiction
#15-SWAMPLANDIA! by Karen Russell (9780307276681)
Mass Market
#8-THE GLASS RAINBOW, by James Lee Burke (9781439128312)
Children's Interest
#14-HERO, by Mike Lupica (9780142419601)
Children's Illustrated
#15-PETE THE CAT: Rocking in My School Shoes, by Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.) (9780061910241)

HARDCOVER FICTION
1. STATE OF WONDER
Ann Patchett, Harper, $26.99, 9780062049803
2. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $35, 9780553801477
3. THE PARIS WIFE
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $25, 9780345521309
4. GHOST STORY - DEBUT
Jim Butcher, Roc, $27.95, 9780451463791
5. PORTRAIT OF A SPY
Daniel Silva, Harper, $26.99, 9780062072184
6. RULES OF CIVILITY - DEBUT
Amor Towles, Viking, $26.95, 9780670022694
7. MAINE
J. Courtney Sullivan, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307595126
8. THE LAST WEREWOLF
Glen Duncan, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307595089
9. CALEB'S CROSSING
Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021048
10. THE TIGER'S WIFE
Tea Obreht, Random House, $25, 9780385343831
11. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
12. TURN OF MIND
Alice LaPlante, Atlantic Monthly, $24, 9780802119773
13. THEN CAME YOU
Jennifer Weiner, Atria, $26.99, 9781451617726
14. THE HYPNOTIST
Lars Kepler, Sarah Crichton Books/FSG, $27, 9780374173951
15. CONQUISTADORA - DEBUT
Esmeralda Santiago, Knopf, $27.5, 9780307268327
ON THE RISE:
20. THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME
Donald Ray Pollock, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385535045
Pollock's novel is dark and riveting vision of America from the end of World War II to the 1960s, and a July Indie Next List Great Read.

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS
Erik Larson, Crown, $26, 9780307408846
2. A STOLEN LIFE
Jaycee Dugard, S&S, $24.99, 9781451629187
3. GO THE F**K TO SLEEP
Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (Illus.), Akashic, $14.95, 9781617750250
4. UNBROKEN
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
5. THE GREATER JOURNEY
David McCullough, S&S, $37.5, 9781416571766
6. BOSSYPANTS
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $26.99, 9780316056861
7. NOTHING DAUNTED
Dorothy Wickenden, Scribner, $26, 9781439176580
8. INCOGNITO
David M. Eagleman, Pantheon, $26.95, 9780307377333
9. RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT
Gretchen Morgenson, Joshua Rosner, Times Books, $30, 9780805091205
10. THE SOCIAL ANIMAL
David Brooks, Random House, $27, 9781400067602
11. LOST IN SHANGRI-LA
Mitchell Zuckoff, Harper, $26.99, 9780061988349
12. TURN RIGHT AT MACHU PICCHU
Mark Adams, Dutton, $26.95, 9780525952244
13. ABSOLUTE MONARCHS
John Julius Norwich, Random House, $30, 9781400067152
14. SEAL TEAM SIX
Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin, St. Martin's, $26.99, 9780312699451
15. AREA 51
Annie Jacobsen, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316132947

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. THE HELP
Kathryn Stockett, Berkley, $16, 9780425245132
2. ROOM
Emma Donoghue, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316098328
3. A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD
Jennifer Egan, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307477477
4. CUTTING FOR STONE
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
5. SARAH'S KEY
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.99, 9781250004345
6. MAJOR PETTIGREW'S LAST STAND
Helen Simonson, Random House, $15, 9780812981223
7. FAITHFUL PLACE
Tana French, Penguin, $16, 9780143119494
8. THE POSTMISTRESS
Sarah Blake, Berkley, $15, 9780425238691
9. WATER FOR ELEPHANTS
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616200701
10. THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
11. ONE DAY
David Nicholls, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307946713
12. THE COOKBOOK COLLECTOR
Allegra Goodman, Dial, $15, 9780385340861
13. LITTLE BEE
Chris Cleave, S&S, $15, 9781416589648
14. THE IMPERFECTIONISTS
Tom Rachman, Dial, $15, 9780385343671
15. SWAMPLANDIA! - DEBUT
Karen Russell, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307276681
ON THE RISE:
23. JULIET
Anne Fortier, Ballantine, $15, 9780345516114
A heartbroken young woman's journey to Siena, Italy changes her life forever.

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS
Rebecca Skloot, Broadway, $16, 9781400052189
2. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158
3. EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON
S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $16, 9781416591061
4. OUTLIERS
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
5. JUST KIDS
Patti Smith, Ecco, $16, 9780060936228
6. BORN TO RUN
Christopher McDougall, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307279187
7. UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPS
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761159131
8. THE HAPPINESS PROJECT
Gretchen Rubin, Harper, $14.99, 9780061583261
9. THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY
Erik Larson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375725609
10. LIFE
Keith Richards, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316034418
11. INSIDE OF A DOG
Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner, $16, 9781416583431
12. THE GLASS CASTLE
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $16, 9780743247542
13. THE WAVE
Susan Casey, Anchor, $15.95, 9780767928854
14. F IN EXAMS
Richard Benson, Chronicle, $9.95, 9780811878319
15. ZEITOUN
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943

MASS MARKET
1. A GAME OF THRONES
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553593716
2. A CLASH OF KINGS
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553579901
3. A STORM OF SWORDS
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553573428
4. A FEAST FOR CROWS
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553582024
5. THE CONFESSION
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780440245117
6. THE REMBRANDT AFFAIR
Daniel Silva, Signet, $9.99, 9780451233998
7. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
8. THE GLASS RAINBOW - DEBUT
James Lee Burke, Pocket Star, $9.99, 9781439128312
9. HELL'S CORNER
David Baldacci, Vision, $9.99, 9780446571418
10. THE CATCHER IN THE RYE
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488

CHILDREN'S INTEREST
1. MIDDLE SCHOOL, THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE
James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts, Laura Park (Illus.), Little Brown, $15.99, 9780316101875
2. THIRTEEN REASONS WHY
Jay Asher, Razorbill, $10.99, 9781595141880
3. MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $17.99, 9781594744761
4. THE BOOK THIEF
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
5. THE WIMPY KID DO-IT-YOURSELF BOOK
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810989955
6. LEGO HARRY POTTER: Building the Magical World
DK Publishing, $21.99, 9780756682576
7. THE LOST HERO
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423113393
8. SHOULD I SHARE MY ICE CREAM?
Mo Willems, Hyperion, $8.99, 9781423143437
9. THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN
Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown, $11.99, 9780316013697
10. ALONG FOR THE RIDE
Sarah Dessen, Speak, $8.99, 9780142415566
11. DIVERGENT
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024022
12. MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS
Richard Atwater, Florence Atwater, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316058438
13. THE GRAVEYARD BOOK
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $7.99, 9780060530945
14. HERO - DEBUT
Mike Lupica, Puffin, $7.99, 9780142419601
15. WHAT HAPPENED TO GOODBYE
Sarah Dessen, Viking, $19.99, 9780670012947

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED
1. GOODNIGHT MOON
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. SKIPPYJON JONES, CLASS ACTION
Judy Schachner, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525422280
3. PAT THE BUNNY
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
4. THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
5. PRESS HERE
Herve Tullet, Chronicle, $14.99, 9780811879545
6. MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS
Robert McCloskey, Puffin, $7.99, 9780140564341
7. GOOD NIGHT, GORILLA
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
8. WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
9. A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE
Philip Christian Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illus.), Roaring Brook, $16.99, 9781596434028
10. BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt, $7.95, 9780805047905
11. BLUEBERRIES FOR SAL
Rober McCloskey, Puffin, $7.99, 9780140501698
12. FANCY NANCY: STELLAR STARGAZER!
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780061915239
13. LADYBUG GIRL AT THE BEACH
David Soman, Jacky Davis, Dial, $16.99, 9780803734166
14. GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE
Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle, $16.99, 9780811877824
15. PETE THE CAT: Rocking in My School Shoes - DEBUT
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), HarperCollins, $16.99, 9780061910241

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES
1. THE HUNGER GAMES (hardcover and paperback)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
2. HARRY POTTER (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
3. MAGIC TREE HOUSE (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
4. PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (hardcover and paperback)
Rick Riordan, Miramax
5. THE RANGER'S APPRENTICE (hardcover and paperback)
John Flanagan, Puffin
6. DIARY OF A WIMPY KID (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
7. THE KANE CHRONICLES (hardcover and paperback)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion
8. ALEX RIDER ADVENTURES (hardcover and paperback)
Anthony Horowitz, Puffin
9. PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (hardcover and paperback)
Sara Shepard, Harper Teen
10. WOLVES OF MERCY FALLS (hardcover and paperback)
Maggie Stiefvater, Scholastic

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