Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers For April 21

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending April 17.


1. The Pale King

By David Foster Wallace

3 weeks on list

Hardcover, 560pp, $27.99
Little, Brown and Company
Pub Date: Apr. 1, 2011


2. The Tiger's Wife

By Tea Obreht

6 weeks on list

Hardcover, 352pp, $25.00
Random House
Pub Date: Mar. 8, 2011


3. The Land of Painted Caves

By Jean M. Auel

3 weeks on list

Hardcover, 768pp, $30.00
Crown
Pub Date: Mar. 29, 2011


4. The Paris Wife

By Paula Mclain

8 weeks on list

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


5. She Walks in Beauty

A Woman's Journey Through Poems

By Caroline Kennedy

2 weeks on list

Hardcover, 332pp, $24.99
Hyperion Books
Pub Date: Apr. 1, 2011


6. The Fifth Witness

By Michael Connelly

2 weeks on list

Hardcover, 448pp, $27.99
Little, Brown and Company
Pub Date: Apr. 5, 2011


7. Horoscopes for the Dead

Poems

By Billy Collins

2 weeks on list

Hardcover, 128pp, $24.00
Random House
Pub Date: Apr. 5, 2011


8. The Troubled Man

By Henning Mankell; Laurie Thompson

3 weeks on list

Hardcover, 384pp, $26.95
Knopf
Pub Date: Mar. 29, 2011


9. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party

The New No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel

By Alexander Mccall Smith

4 weeks on list

Hardcover, 224pp, $24.95
Pantheon
Pub Date: Mar. 22, 2011


10. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

By Stieg Larsson

47 weeks on list

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


11. A Lesson in Secrets

A Maisie Dobbs Novel

By Jacqueline Winspear

4 weeks on list

Hardcover, 336pp, $25.99
Harper
Pub Date: Apr. 1, 2011


12. Drawing Conclusions

By Donna Leon

1 week on list

Hardcover, 256pp, $24.00
Atlantic Monthly Press
Pub Date: Apr. 1, 2011


13. Room

By Emma Donoghue

32 weeks on list

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


14. Sing You Home

By Jodi Picoult

7 weeks on list

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


15. The Wise Man's Fear

The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day Two

By Patrick Rothfuss

7 weeks on list

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

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