Paperback Fiction Bestsellers For Jan. 27

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending January 23, 2011. Book descriptions are based on publishers' information.

1. Cutting for Stone

By Abraham Verghese

52 weeks on list

Paperback, 688pp, $15.95
Pub Date: Jan. 26, 2010

2. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

By Helen Simonson

8 weeks on list

Paperback, 384pp, $15.00
Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pub Date: Nov. 30, 2010

3. Little Bee

By Chris Cleave

49 weeks on list

Paperback, 304pp, $15.00
Simon & Schuster
Pub Date: Feb. 16, 2010

4. The Imperfectionists

By Tom Rachman

3 weeks on list

Paperback, 304pp, $15.00
Dial Press Trade Paperback
Pub Date: Jan. 4, 2011

5. True Grit

By Charles Portis; Donna Tartt

3 weeks on list

Paperback, 235pp, $14.95
Overlook Press
Pub Date: Nov. 1, 2010

6. The Art of Racing in the Rain

By Garth Stein

85 weeks on list

Paperback, 336pp, $14.99
Harper Paperbacks
Pub Date: Jun. 1, 2009

7. Tinkers

By Paul Harding

37 weeks on list

Paperback, 192pp, $14.95
Bellevue Literary Press
Pub Date: Jan. 1, 2009

8. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

By Stieg Larsson

83 weeks on list

Paperback, 608pp, $14.95
Pub Date: Jun. 23, 2009

9. Half Broke Horses

A True-Life Novel

By Jeannette Walls

20 weeks on list

Paperback, 288pp, $15.00
Pub Date: Sep. 7, 2010

10. The Lacuna

By Barbara Kingsolver

27 weeks on list

Paperback, 544pp, $16.99
Harper Perennial
Pub Date: Aug. 1, 2010

11. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

By Jamie Ford

67 weeks on list

Paperback, 320pp, $15.00
Ballantine Books
Pub Date: Oct. 6, 2009

12. The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

By Heidi W. Durrow

3 weeks on list

Paperback, 278pp, $13.95
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pub Date: Jan. 1, 2011

13. The Finkler Question

By Howard Jacobson

14 weeks on list

Paperback, 320pp, $15.00
Bloomsbury USA
Pub Date: Oct. 12, 2010

14. Sarah's Key

By Tatiana de Rosnay

99 weeks on list

Paperback, 320pp, $13.95
St. Martin's Griffin
Pub Date: Sep. 30, 2008

15. Let the Great World Spin

By Colum Mccann

60 weeks on list

Paperback, 400pp, $15.00
Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pub Date: Nov. 30, 2009



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