Paperback 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. Cutting for Stone

By Abraham Verghese

56 weeks on list

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


2. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

By Helen Simonson

12 weeks on list

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


3. The Postmistress

By Sarah Blake

3 weeks on list

Paperback, 384pp, $15.00
Berkley Trade
Pub Date: Feb. 1, 2011


4. The Imperfectionists

By Tom Rachman

7 weeks on list

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


5. Little Bee

By Chris Cleave

53 weeks on list

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


6. True Grit

By Charles Portis; Donna Tartt

7 weeks on list

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


7. The Art of Racing in the Rain

By Garth Stein

89 weeks on list

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


8. Tinkers

By Paul Harding

41 weeks on list

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


9. The Three Weissmanns of Westport

By Cathleen Schine

2 weeks on list

Paperback, 304pp, $14.00
Picador
Pub Date: Feb. 1, 2011


10. Half Broke Horses

A True-Life Novel

By Jeannette Walls

24 weeks on list

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


11. Water for Elephants

By Sara Gruen

108 weeks on list

Paperback, 350pp, $14.95
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pub Date: May. 1, 2007


12. The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

By Heidi W. Durrow

7 weeks on list

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


13. The Girl Who Played with Fire

By Stieg Larsson

46 weeks on list

Paperback, 656pp, $15.95
Vintage
Pub Date: Mar. 23, 2010


14. Let the Great World Spin

By Colum Mccann

63 weeks on list

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


15. The Invisible Bridge

By Julie Orringer

1 week on list

Paperback, 784pp, $15.95
Vintage
Pub Date: Jan. 25, 2011

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