Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers For May 12

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending May 8.


1. She Walks in Beauty

A Woman's Journey Through Poems

By Caroline Kennedy

5 weeks on list

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


2. Dead Reckoning

A Sookie Stackhouse Novel

By Charlaine Harris

1 week on list

Hardcover, 336pp, $27.95
Ace Hardcover
Pub Date: May. 3, 2011


3. The Tiger's Wife

By Tea Obreht

9 weeks on list

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


4. Caleb's Crossing

By Geraldine Brooks

1 week on list

Hardcover, 320pp, $26.95
Viking Adult
Pub Date: May. 3, 2011


5. The Paris Wife

By Paula Mclain

11 weeks on list

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


6. The Land of Painted Caves

By Jean M. Auel

6 weeks on list

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


7. Sixkill

By Robert B. Parker

1 week on list

Hardcover, 304pp, $26.95
Putnam Adult
Pub Date: May. 3, 2011


8. 10th Anniversary

By James Patterson; Maxine Paetro

1 week on list

Hardcover, 448pp, $27.99
Little, Brown and Company
Pub Date: May. 2, 2011


9. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party

The New No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel

By Alexander Mccall Smith

7 weeks on list

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


10. The Fifth Witness

By Michael Connelly

5 weeks on list

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


11. The Sixth Man

By David Baldacci

3 weeks on list

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


12. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

By Stieg Larsson

50 weeks on list

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


13. Horoscopes for the Dead

Poems

By Billy Collins

5 weeks on list

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


14. The Pale King

By David Foster Wallace

6 weeks on list

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


15. The Tragedy of Arthur

By Arthur Phillips

2 weeks on list

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

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