Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers For Feb. 24

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending Feb. 20.


1. Swamplandia!

By Karen Russell

3 weeks on list

Hardcover, 336pp, $24.95
Knopf
Pub Date: Feb. 1, 2011


2. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

By Stieg Larsson

39 weeks on list

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


3. A Discovery of Witches

By Deborah Harkness

2 weeks on list

Hardcover, 592pp, $28.95
Viking Adult
Pub Date: Feb. 8, 2011


4. Room

By Emma Donoghue

24 weeks on list

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


5. The Help

By Kathryn Stockett

106 weeks on list

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


6. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

A Modest Bestiary

By David Sedaris; Ian Falconer

21 weeks on list

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


7. Freedom

By Jonathan Franzen; David LeDoux

25 weeks on list

Hardcover, 576pp, $28.00
Macmillan Audio
Pub Date: Aug. 31, 2010


8. A Red Herring Without Mustard

A Flavia de Luce Novel

By Alan Bradley

2 weeks on list

Hardcover, 416pp, $23.00
Delacorte Press
Pub Date: Feb. 8, 2011


9. Tick Tock

By James Patterson; Michael Ledwidge

4 weeks on list

Hardcover, 416pp, $27.99
Little, Brown and Company
Pub Date: Jan. 24, 2011


10. While Mortals Sleep

Unpublished Short Fiction

By Kurt Vonnegut

4 weeks on list

Hardcover, 272pp, $27.00
Delacorte Press
Pub Date: Jan. 25, 2011


11. West of Here

By Jonathan Evison

2 weeks on list

Hardcover, 486pp, $24.95
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pub Date: Feb. 1, 2011


12. The Weird Sisters

By Eleanor Brown

3 weeks on list

Hardcover, 336pp, $24.95
Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
Pub Date: Jan. 20, 2011


13. Fall of Giants

By Ken Follett

20 weeks on list

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


14. An Object of Beauty

By Steve Martin

13 weeks on list

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


15. Clara and Mr. Tiffany

By Susan Vreeland

5 weeks on list

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

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