Hardcover 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. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

By Stieg Larsson

35 weeks on list

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


2. The Help

By Kathryn Stockett

102 weeks on list

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


3. Freedom

By Jonathan Franzen

21 weeks on list

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


4. Room

By Emma Donoghue

20 weeks on list

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


5. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

A Modest Bestiary

By David Sedaris; Ian Falconer

17 weeks on list

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


6. An Object of Beauty

By Steve Martin

9 weeks on list

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


7. The Sentry

By Robert Crais

2 weeks on list

Hardcover, 320pp, $26.95
Putnam Adult
Pub Date: Jan. 11, 2011


8. The Confession

By John Grisham

13 weeks on list

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


9. Clara and Mr. Tiffany

By Susan Vreeland

2 weeks on list

Hardcover, 432pp, $26.00
Random House
Pub Date: Jan. 11, 2011


10. The Empty Family

Stories

By Colm Toibin

1 week on list

Hardcover, 288pp, $24.00
Scribner
Pub Date: Jan. 4, 2011


11. Shadowfever

By Karen Marie Moning

1 week on list

Hardcover, 608pp, $26.00
Delacorte Press
Pub Date: Jan. 18, 2011


12. Fall of Giants

By Ken Follett

17 weeks on list

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


13. The Lake of Dreams

By Kim Edwards

3 weeks on list

Hardcover, 400pp, $26.95
Viking Adult
Pub Date: Jan. 4, 2011


14. The Inner Circle

By Brad Meltzer

2 weeks on list

Hardcover, 464pp, $26.99
Grand Central Publishing
Pub Date: Jan. 11, 2011


15. A Visit from the Goon Squad

By Jennifer Egan

3 weeks on list

Hardcover, 288pp, $25.95
Knopf
Pub Date: Jun. 8, 2010

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