Paperback Fiction Bestsellers For April 28

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending April 24.


1. The Help

By Kathryn Stockett

3 weeks on list

Paperback, 544pp, $16.00
Berkley Trade
Pub Date: Apr. 5, 2011


2. Water for Elephants

By Sara Gruen

117 weeks on list

Paperback, 350pp, $14.95
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pub Date: Mar. 1, 2011


3. A Visit from the Goon Squad

By Jennifer Egan

5 weeks on list

Paperback, 352pp, $14.95
Anchor
Pub Date: Mar. 22, 2011


4. Cutting for Stone

By Abraham Verghese

65 weeks on list

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


5. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

By Helen Simonson

21 weeks on list

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


6. The Imperfectionists

By Tom Rachman

16 weeks on list

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


7. The Postmistress

By Sarah Blake

12 weeks on list

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


8. Little Bee

By Chris Cleave

62 weeks on list

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


9. Imperfect Birds

By Anne Lamott

3 weeks on list

Paperback, 336pp, $15.00
Riverhead Trade
Pub Date: Apr. 5, 2011


10. The Art of Racing in the Rain

By Garth Stein

98 weeks on list

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


11. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

By David Mitchell

7 weeks on list

Paperback, 512pp, $15.00
Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pub Date: Mar. 8, 2011


12. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

By Jamie Ford

79 weeks on list

Paperback, 320pp, $15.00
Ballantine Books
Pub Date: Oct. 6, 2009


13. The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

By Heidi W. Durrow

15 weeks on list

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


14. The Man from Beijing

By Henning Mankell; Laurie Thompson

6 weeks on list

Paperback, 464pp, $15.00
Vintage
Pub Date: Mar. 8, 2011


15. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

By Aimee Bender

1 week on list

Paperback, 304pp, $15.00
Anchor
Pub Date: Apr. 19, 2011

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