Bestselling Books the Week of 11/23/10, According to IndieBound*

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Bestselling Books the Week of 11/23/10, According to IndieBound*


IndieBound, The Christian Science Monitor


What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

#8 HARDCOVER FICTION

1. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, by David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.), Little Brown 2. Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen, FSG 3. The Confession, by John Grisham, Doubleday 4. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf 5. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam 6. Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett, Dutton 7. Moonlight Mile, by Dennis Lehane, Morrow 8. Full Dark, No Stars, by Stephen King, Scribner 9. Hell's Corner, by David Baldacci, Grand Central 10. Towers of Midnight, by Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, Tor 11. Room, by Emma Donoghue, Little Brown 12. Our Kind of Traitor, by John le Carre, Viking 13. Cross Fire, by James Patterson, Little Brown 14. Great House, by Nicole Krauss, Norton 15. Worth Dying For, by Lee Child, Delacorte ON THE RISE: 17. Luka and the Fire of Life, by Salman Rushdie, Random House Rushdie's magical sequel to his fable Haroun and the Sea of Stories.

*Published Tuesday, November 23, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, November 21, 2010). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit IndieBound.org

#7 HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Decision Points, by George W. Bush, Crown 2. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, by Laura Hillenbrand, Random House 3. Life, by Keith Richards, Little Brown 4. Autobiography of Mark Twain, by Mark Twain, University of California Press 5. I Remember Nothing, by Nora Ephron, Knopf 6. Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?, by Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter 7. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book), by Jon Stewart, Grand Central 8. Cleopatra, by Stacy Schiff, Little Brown 9. At Home, by Bill Bryson, Doubleday 10. Atlantic, by Simon Winchester, Harper 11. All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis, by Bethany McLean, Joe Nocera, Portfolio 12. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, by Siddhartha Mukherjee, Scribner 13. The Grand Design, by Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow, Bantam 14. Guinness World Records 2011, by Guinness 15. The Wave, by Susan Casey, Doubleday ON THE RISE: 18. Decoded, by Jay-Z, Spiegel & Grau A collection of lyrics and their meanings by one of the most provocative and successful artists of our time.

#6 PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, Vintage 2. Little Bee, by Chris Cleave, S&S 3. The Finkler Question, by Howard Jacobson, Bloomsbury 4. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage 5. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper 6. Tinkers, by Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press 7. Half Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner 8. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage 9. The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial 10. A Gate at the Stairs, by Lorrie Moore, Vintage 11. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine 12. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, Random House 13. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin 14. House Rules, by Jodi Picoult, Washington Square Press 15. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions

#5 PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Just Kids, by Patti Smith, Ecco 2. Stones Into Schools, by Greg Mortenson, Penguin 3. Inside of a Dog, by Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner 4. Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, Vintage 5. Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin 6. Holidays on Ice, by David Sedaris, Back Bay 7. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2011, by Old Farmer's Almanac 8. Where Men Win Glory, by Jon Krakauer, Anchor 9. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, by Rhoda Janzen, Holt 10. …

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