Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers For March 10 The much anticipated second volume in Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicle trilogy was released March 1. The Wise Man's Fear flew straight to the top of the hardcover fiction list this week.
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Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers For March 10

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending March 6.


1. The Wise Man's Fear

The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day Two

By Patrick Rothfuss

1 week on list

Hardcover, 1008pp, $29.95
DAW Hardcover
Pub Date: Mar. 1, 2011


2. Sing You Home

By Jodi Picoult

1 week on list

Hardcover, 480pp, $28.00
Atria
Pub Date: Mar. 1, 2011


3. The Paris Wife

By Paula Mclain

2 weeks on list

Hardcover, 336pp, $25.00
Ballantine Books
Pub Date: Feb. 22, 2011


4. A Discovery of Witches

By Deborah Harkness

4 weeks on list

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


5. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

By Stieg Larsson

41 weeks on list

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


6. The Help

By Kathryn Stockett

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


7. Room

By Emma Donoghue

26 weeks on list

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


8. Swamplandia!

By Karen Russell

5 weeks on list

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


9. When the Killing's Done

By T.C. Boyle

2 weeks on list

Hardcover, 384pp, $26.95
Viking Adult
Pub Date: Feb. 22, 2011


10. Minding Frankie

By Maeve Binchy

1 week on list

Hardcover, 400pp, $26.95
Knopf
Pub Date: Mar. 1, 2011


11. The Weird Sisters

By Eleanor Brown

5 weeks on list

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


12. Freedom

By Jonathan Franzen; David LeDoux

27 weeks on list

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


13. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

A Modest Bestiary

By David Sedaris; Ian Falconer

23 weeks on list

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


14. West of Here

By Jonathan Evison

4 weeks on list

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


15. A Red Herring Without Mustard

A Flavia de Luce Novel

By Alan Bradley

4 weeks on list

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