Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers For May 19

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending May 15.


1. Caleb's Crossing

By Geraldine Brooks

2 weeks on list

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


2. Dead Reckoning

A Sookie Stackhouse Novel

By Charlaine Harris

2 weeks on list

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


3. The Paris Wife

By Paula Mclain

12 weeks on list

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


4. The Tiger's Wife

By Tea Obreht

10 weeks on list

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


5. She Walks in Beauty

A Woman's Journey Through Poems

By Caroline Kennedy

6 weeks on list

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


6. The Land of Painted Caves

By Jean M. Auel

7 weeks on list

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


7. The Snowman

By Don Bartlett; Jo Nesbo

1 week on list

Hardcover, 400pp, $25.95
Knopf
Pub Date: May. 10, 2011


8. Sixkill

By Robert B. Parker

2 weeks on list

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


9. Buried Prey

By John Sandford

1 week on list

Hardcover, 400pp, $27.95
Putnam Adult
Pub Date: May. 10, 2011


10. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

By Stieg Larsson

51 weeks on list

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


11. The Pale King

By David Foster Wallace

7 weeks on list

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


12. The Sixth Man

By David Baldacci

4 weeks on list

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


13. The Fifth Witness

By Michael Connelly

6 weeks on list

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


14. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party

The New No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel

By Alexander Mccall Smith

8 weeks on list

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


15. The Story of Beautiful Girl

By Rachel Simon

1 week on list

Hardcover, 352pp, $24.99
Grand Central Publishing
Pub Date: May. 1, 2011

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