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Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers For Dec. 2

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending Nov. 28.


1. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

A Modest Bestiary

By David Sedaris; Ian Falconer

9 weeks on list

Hardcover, 176pp, $21.99
Little, Brown and Company
Pub Date: Sep. 28, 2010


2. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

By Stieg Larsson

27 weeks on list

Hardcover, 576pp, $27.95
Knopf
Pub Date: May. 25, 2010


3. An Object of Beauty

By Steve Martin

1 week on list

Hardcover, 304pp, $26.99
Grand Central Publishing
Pub Date: Nov. 23, 2010


4. Freedom

By Jonathan Franzen

13 weeks on list

Hardcover, 576pp, $28.00
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pub Date: Aug. 31, 2010


5. The Confession

By John Grisham

5 weeks on list

Hardcover, 432pp, $28.95
Doubleday
Pub Date: Oct. 26, 2010


6. Fall of Giants

By Ken Follett

9 weeks on list

Hardcover, $36.00
Dutton Adult
Pub Date: Sep. 28, 2010


7. The Help

By Kathryn Stockett

Hardcover, 464pp, $24.95
Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
Pub Date: Feb. 1, 2009


8. Moonlight Mile

By Dennis Lehane

4 weeks on list

Hardcover, 336pp, $26.99
William Morrow
Pub Date: Nov. 2, 2010


9. Hell's Corner

By David Baldacci

3 weeks on list

Hardcover, 448pp, $27.99
Grand Central Publishing
Pub Date: Nov. 9, 2010


10. Room

By Emma Donoghue

12 weeks on list

Hardcover, 336pp, $24.99
Little, Brown and Company
Pub Date: Sep. 1, 2010


11. Towers of Midnight

By Robert Jordan; Brandon Sanderson

4 weeks on list

Hardcover, 864pp, $29.99
Tor Books
Pub Date: Nov. 2, 2010


12. Luka and the Fire of Life

By Salman Rushdie

1 week on list

Hardcover, 240pp, $25.00
Random House
Pub Date: Nov. 16, 2010


13. Full Dark, No Stars

By Stephen King

3 weeks on list

Hardcover, 384pp, $27.99
Scribner
Pub Date: Nov. 9, 2010


14. Our Kind of Traitor

By John le Carre

7 weeks on list

Hardcover, 320pp, $27.95
Viking Adult
Pub Date: Oct. 12, 2010


15. Cross Fire

By James Patterson

2 weeks on list

Hardcover, 384pp, $27.99
Little, Brown and Company
Pub Date: Nov. 15, 2010