Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers For May 5

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending May 1.


1. The Tiger's Wife

By Tea Obreht

8 weeks on list

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


2. The Paris Wife

By Paula Mclain

10 weeks on list

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


3. The Land of Painted Caves

By Jean M. Auel

5 weeks on list

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


4. She Walks in Beauty

A Woman's Journey Through Poems

By Caroline Kennedy

4 weeks on list

Hardcover, 352pp, $24.99
Hyperion
Pub Date: Apr. 1, 2011


5. The Pale King

By David Foster Wallace

5 weeks on list

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


6. The Fifth Witness

By Michael Connelly

4 weeks on list

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


7. The Sixth Man

By David Baldacci

2 weeks on list

Hardcover, 432pp, $27.99
Grand Central Publishing
Pub Date: Apr. 19, 2011


8. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

By Stieg Larsson

49 weeks on list

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


9. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party

The New No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel

By Alexander Mccall Smith

6 weeks on list

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


10. Horoscopes for the Dead

Poems

By Billy Collins

4 weeks on list

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


11. The Troubled Man

By Henning Mankell; Laurie Thompson

5 weeks on list

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


12. The Tragedy of Arthur

By Arthur Phillips

1 week on list

Hardcover, 384pp, $26.00
Random House
Pub Date: Apr. 19, 2011


13. The Wise Man's Fear

The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day Two

By Patrick Rothfuss

8 weeks on list

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


14. Room

By Emma Donoghue

34 weeks on list

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


15. Sing You Home

By Jodi Picoult

8 weeks on list

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

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