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Bestselling books the week of 5/27/10, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

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1. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
2. 61 Hours, by Lee Child, Delacorte
3. Innocent, by Scott Turow, Grand Central
4. The Imperfectionists, by Tom Rachman, Dial
5. Dead in the Family, by Charlaine Harris, Ace
6. Island Beneath the Sea, by Isabel Allende, Harper
7. Matterhorn, by Karl Marlantes, Atlantic Monthly
8. Storm Prey, by John Sandford, Putnam
9. The Double Comfort Safari Club, by Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon
10. This Body of Death, by Elizabeth George, Harper
11. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson, Random House
12. Every Last One, by Anna Quindlen, Random House
13. Heart of the Matter, by Emily Giffin, St. Martin's
14. Anthill, by E.O. Wilson, Norton
15. The Lonely Polygamist, by Brady Udall, Norton
26. Girl in Translation, by Jean Kwok, Riverhead
Kwok's inspiring debut novel is a May Indie Next List Great Read.

1. Women Food and God, by Geneen Roth, Scribner
2. The Big Short, by Michael Lewis, Norton
3. War, by Sebastian Junger, Twelve
4. Spoken From the Heart, by Laura Bush, Scribner
5. The Promise: President Obama, Year One, by Jonathan Alter
6. The Last Stand, by Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking
7. Operation Mincemeat, by Ben Macintyre, Harmony
8. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, Crown
9. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf
10. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, by Chelsea Handler, Grand Central
11. Eaarth, by Bill McKibben, Times Books
12. Sh*t My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern, It Books
13. Parisians, by Graham Robb, Norton
14. In the Green Kitchen, by Alice Waters, Clarkson Potter
15. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned, by Michael J. Fox, Hyperion
23. The Other Wes Moore, by Wes Moore, Spiegel & Grau
The dramatic story of two boys finding their way in a hostile world.

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
2. Little Bee, by Chris Cleave, S&S
3. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
4. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, Vintage
5. Tinkers, by Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press
6. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, Random House
7. South of Broad, by Pat Conroy, Dial
8. A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick, Algonquin
9. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper
10. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions
11. Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout, Random House
12. The Little Stranger, by Sarah Waters, Riverhead
13. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine
14. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin
15. The Angel's Game, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Anchor

1. Food Rules, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
2. Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin
3. Strength in What Remains, by Tracy Kidder, Random House
4. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, by Rhoda Janzen, Holt
5. Shop Class as Soulcraft, by Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin
6. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin
7. The Lost City of Z, by David Grann, Vintage
8. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, by Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight
9. Manhood for Amateurs, by Michael Chabon, Harper Perennial
10. The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
11. The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
12. The Girls From Ames, by Jeffrey Zaslow, Gotham
13. The Black Swan, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Random House
14. I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced, by Nujood Ali, Three Rivers
15. In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
16. Losing Mum and Pup, by Christopher Buckley, Twelve
Buckley's moving memoir of coping with the death of his parents.

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
3. Gone Tomorrow, by Lee Child, Dell
4. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Warner
5. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Warner
6. Dead and Gone, by Charlaine Harris, Ace
7. Wicked Prey, by John Sandford, Berkley
8. Borderline, by Nevada Barr, Berkley
9. The Last Song, by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central
10. Dead Until Dark, by Charlaine Harris, Ace

1. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary, by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
2. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
3. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb
4. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
5. Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, by Lincoln Peirce, Harper
6. The Carrie Diaries, by Candace Bushnell, Balzer & Bray
7. Savvy, by Ingrid Law, Puffin
8. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, by Tom Angleberger, Amulet
9. The Prince of Mist, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Little Brown
10. Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow, Tor
11. Scat, by Carl Hiaasen, Knopf
12. The Demigod Files, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
13. If I Stay, by Gayle Forman, Speak
14. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle, Square Fish
15. Keeper, by Kathi Appelt, August Hall (Illus.), Atheneum

1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!, by Dr. Seuss, Random House
2. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
3. Star Wars: A Scanimation Book, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
4. Ladybug Girl at the Beach, by David Soman, Jacky Davis, Dial
5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
6. The Very Fairy Princess, by Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton (Illus.), Little Brown
7. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
8. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
9. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt
10. The Lion & the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney, Little Brown
11. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
12. Perfect Piggies!, by Sandra Boynton, Workman
13. Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey, Puffin
14. Waddle!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
15. The Quiet Book, by Deborah Underwood, Renata Liwska (Illus.), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

1. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan, Miramax
2. The Kane Chronicles (hardcover), by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
3. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover and paperback), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
5. The 39 Clues (hardcover), by Gordon Korman, et al., Scholastic
6. Vampire Academy (hardcover), by Richelle Mead, Razorbill
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7. The Ranger's Apprentice (hardcover and paperback), by John Flanagan, Puffin
New in Series: The Kings of Clonmel
8. The Hunger Games (hardcover), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
9. House of Night (hardcover and paperback), by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, St. Martin's
10. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback), by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Chronicle

* Published Thursday, May 27, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, May 23, 2010). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit

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