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Week of September 22, 2011

Week of September 22, 2011

This week's top 5 on the Indie Bestseller List are The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, State of Wonder by Ann Patchett, The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach and A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin.

Published Thursday, September 22, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, September 18, 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.
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Debuts for the week:
Hardcover Fiction
#1-The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern (9780385534635)
Hardcover Nonfiction
#1-Jacqueline Kennedy, by Caroline Kennedy, Michael Beschloss (9781401324254)
#11-Here Comes Trouble, by Michael Moore (9780446532242)
#13-The Black Banners, by Ali H. Soufan (9780393079425)
Paperback Fiction
#9-A Secret Kept, by Tatiana De Rosnay (9780312553494)
Paperback Nonfiction
#15-The Old Farmer's Almanac 2012 (9781571985446)
Mass Market
#8-Painted Ladies, by Robert B. Parker (9780425243626)
Children’s Interest
#1-Wonderstruck, by Brian Selznick (9780545027892)
#9-Perfect, by Ellen Hopkins (9781416983248)
#14-Lego Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, by DK Publishing (9780756686970)
Children’s Illustrated
#14-The Man in the Moon, by William Joyce (9781442430419)
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HARDCOVER FICTION
1. The Night Circus - Debut
Erin Morgenstern, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385534635
2. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $25, 9780345521309
3. State of Wonder
Ann Patchett, Harper, $26.99, 9780062049803
4. The Art of Fielding
Chad Harbach, Little Brown, $25.99, 9780316126694
5. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $35, 9780553801477
6. Rules of Civility
Amor Towles, Viking, $26.95, 9780670022694
7. The Leftovers
Tom Perrotta, St. Martin's, $25.99, 9780312358341
8. The Language of Flowers
Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ballantine, $25, 9780345525543
9. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
10. We the Animals
Justin Torres, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $18, 9780547576725
11. Caleb's Crossing
Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $26.95, 9780670021048
12. The Keeper of Lost Causes
Jussi Adler-Olsen, Dutton, $25.95, 9780525952480
13. Pirate King
Laurie R. King, Bantam, $25, 9780553807981
14. The Buddha in the Attic
Julie Otsuka, Knopf, $22, 9780307700001
15. The Magician King
Lev Grossman, Viking, $26.95, 9780670022311
ON THE RISE:
19. New York to Dallas
J.D. Robb, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399157783
Robb's latest thriller is an intense and terrifying new case for New York homicide cop Eve Dallas.
 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy - Debut
Caroline Kennedy, Michael Beschloss, Hyperion, $60, 9781401324254
2. That Used to Be Us
Thomas L. Friedman, Michael Mandelbaum, FSG, $28, 9780374288907
3. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
4. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Crown, $26, 9780307408846
5. Go the F**k to Sleep
Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (Illus.), Akashic, $14.95, 9781617750250
6. Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness
Alexandra Fuller, Penguin Press, $25.95, 9781594202995
7. In My Time
Dick Cheney, Threshold Editions, $35, 9781439176191
8. 1493
Charles C. Mann, Knopf, $30.50, 9780307265722
9. Arguably
Christopher Hitchens, Twelve, $30, 9781455502776
10. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $26.99, 9780316056861
11. Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life - Debut
Michael Moore, Grand Central, $26.99, 9780446532242
12. The Eighty-Dollar Champion
Elizabeth Letts, Ballantine, $26, 9780345521088
13. The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda - Debut
Ali H. Soufan, Norton, $26.95, 9780393079425
14. The Greater Journey
David McCullough, S&S, $37.50, 9781416571766
15. A Stolen Life
Jaycee Dugard, S&S, $24.99, 9781451629187
ON THE RISE:
22. Life Itself
Roger Ebert, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446584975
A candid new memoir by the popular film critic.
 
TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION
1. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Berkley, $16, 9780425245132
2. Sarah's Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $13.99, 9781250004345
3. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
4. A Visit From the Goon Squad
Jennifer Egan, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307477477
5. Room
Emma Donoghue, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316098328
6. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
7. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Helen Simonson, Random House, $15, 9780812981223
8. One Day
David Nicholls, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307946713
9. A Secret Kept - Debut
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin, $14.99, 9780312553494
10. Fall of Giants
Ken Follett, NAL, $25, 9780451232571
11. Great House
Nicole Krauss, Norton, $14.95, 9780393340648
12. The Imperfectionists
Tom Rachman, Dial, $15, 9780385343671
13. The Postmistress
Sarah Blake, Berkley, $15, 9780425238691
14. By Nightfall
Michael Cunningham, Picador, $15, 9780312610432
15. A Dog's Purpose
W. Bruce Cameron, Forge, $12.99, 9780765330345
 
TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION
1. Cleopatra: A Life
Stacy Schiff, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316001946
2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Broadway, $16, 9781400052189
3. Unlikely Friendships
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761159131
4. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158
5. Empire of the Summer Moon
S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $16, 9781416591061
6. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco, $16, 9780060936228
7. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307279187
8. F in Exams
Richard Benson, Chronicle, $9.95, 9780811878319
9. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
10. The Emperor of All Maladies
Siddhartha Mukherjee, Scribner, $18, 9781439170915
11. Let's Take the Long Way Home
Gail Caldwell, Random House, $14, 9780812979114
12. The Happiness Project
Gretchen Rubin, Harper, $14.99, 9780061583261
13. Life
Keith Richards, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316034418
14. The Hare With Amber Eyes
Edmund de Waal, Picador, $16, 9780312569372
15. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2012 - Debut
Old Farmer's Almanac, $6.95, 9781571985446
 
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 Reversal
Michael Connelly, Vision, $9.99, 9780446556750
6. The Confession
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780440245117
7. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
8. Painted Ladies - Debut
Robert B. Parker, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425243626
9. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
10. American Assassin
Vince Flynn, Pocket, $9.99, 9781416595199
 
CHILDREN'S INTEREST
1. Wonderstruck - Debut
Brian Selznick, Scholastic, $29.99, 9780545027892
2. Wildwood
Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis (Illus.), Balzer & Bray/Harperteen, $17.99, 9780062024688
3. Darth Paper Strikes Back
Tom Angleberger, Amulet, $12.95, 9781419700279
4. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
5. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $17.99, 9781594744761
6. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Tom Angleberger, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810984257
7. The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Brian Selznick, Scholastic, $24.99, 9780439813785
8. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown, $11.99, 9780316013697
9. Perfect - Debut
Ellen Hopkins, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $18.99, 9781416983248
10. Thirteen Reasons Why
Jay Asher, Razorbill, $10.99, 9781595141880
11. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810989955
12. Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life
James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts, Laura Park (Illus.), Little Brown, $15.99, 9780316101875
13. Charlotte's Web
E.B. White, Harper, $7.99, 9780061120268
14. Lego Star Wars Character Encyclopedia - Debut
DK Publishing, $18.99, 9780756686970
15. Should I Share My Ice Cream?
Mo Willems, Hyperion, $8.99, 9781423143437
 
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. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
4. The Wizard of Oz: A Scanimation Book
Rufus Butler Seder (Illus.), Workman, $14.95, 9780761163732
5. Llama Llama Home with Mama
Anna Dewdney, Viking, $17.99, 9780670012329
6. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
7. Moo
Matthew Van Fleet, S&S, $16.99, 9781442435032
8. Otis and the Tornado
Loren Long, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399254772
9. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
10. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
11. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle, $16.99, 9780811877824
12. A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Philip Christian Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illus.), Roaring Brook, $16.99, 9781596434028
13. Press Here
Herve Tullet, Chronicle, $14.99, 9780811879545
14. The Man in the Moon - Debut
William Joyce, Atheneum, $17.99, 9781442430419
15. The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man
Michael Chabon, Jake Parker (Illus.), Balzer & Bray/HarperTeen, $17.99, 9780061914621

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES
1. The Hunger Games (hardcover and paperback)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
2. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
3. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
4. The 39 Clues (hardcover)
Gordon Korman, et al., Scholastic
5. The Ranger's Apprentice (hardcover and paperback)
John Flanagan, Puffin
6. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback)
Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Chronicle
7. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (hardcover and paperback)
Rick Riordan, Miramax
8. Lorien Legacies (hardcover and paperback)
Pittacus Lore, Harper
9. The Kane Chronicles (hardcover and paperback)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion
10. Big Nate (hardcover and paperback)
Lincoln Peirce, Harper