Hardcover Nonfiction 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. Unbroken

A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

By Laura Hillenbrand

10 weeks on list

Hardcover, 496pp, $27.00
Random House
Pub Date: Nov. 16, 2010


2. Cleopatra

A Life

By Stacy Schiff

12 weeks on list

Hardcover, 384pp, $29.99
Little, Brown and Company
Pub Date: Nov. 1, 2010


3. Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1

By Mark Twain; Harriet Elinor Smith; Benjamin Griffin

14 weeks on list

Hardcover, 736pp, $34.95
University of California Press
Pub Date: Nov. 1, 2010


4. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

By Amy Chua

2 weeks on list

Hardcover, 256pp, $25.95
Penguin Press HC, The
Pub Date: Jan. 11, 2011


5. Life

By Keith Richards; James Fox

13 weeks on list

Hardcover, 576pp, $29.99
Little, Brown and Company
Pub Date: Oct. 26, 2010


6. Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

By Karen Armstrong

3 weeks on list

Hardcover, 240pp, $22.95
Knopf
Pub Date: Dec. 28, 2010


7. Bird Cloud

A Memoir

By Annie Proulx

3 weeks on list

Hardcover, 256pp, $26.00
Scribner
Pub Date: Jan. 1, 2011


8. I Remember Nothing

and Other Reflections

By Nora Ephron

11 weeks on list

Hardcover, 160pp, $22.95
Knopf
Pub Date: Nov. 9, 2010


9. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By Rebecca Skloot

36 weeks on list

Hardcover, 384pp, $26.00
Crown
Pub Date: Feb. 2, 2010


10. The Investment Answer

Learn to Manage Your Money & Protect Your Financial Future

By Gordon Murray; Daniel C. Goldie

1 week on list

Hardcover, 96pp, $18.00
Business Plus
Pub Date: Jan. 1, 2011


11. Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?

Fabulous Recipes & Easy Tips

By Ina Garten

13 weeks on list

Hardcover, 256pp, $35.00
Clarkson Potter
Pub Date: Oct. 26, 2010


12. Decision Points

By George W. Bush

11 weeks on list

Hardcover, 512pp, $35.00
Crown
Pub Date: Nov. 9, 2010


13. Poser

My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses

By Claire Dederer

2 weeks on list

Hardcover, 352pp, $26.00
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pub Date: Dec. 21, 2010


14. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book)

A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race

By Jon Stewart

18 weeks on list

Hardcover, 256pp, $27.99
Grand Central Publishing
Pub Date: Sep. 21, 2010


15. At Home

A Short History of Private Life

By Bill Bryson

16 weeks on list

Hardcover, 512pp, $28.95
Doubleday
Pub Date: Oct. 5, 2010

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