Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers For May 26

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending May 22.


1. Caleb's Crossing

By Geraldine Brooks

3 weeks on list

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


2. The Snowman

By Don Bartlett; Jo Nesbo

2 weeks on list

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


3. The Paris Wife

By Paula Mclain

13 weeks on list

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


4. The Tiger's Wife

By Tea Obreht

11 weeks on list

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


5. Dead Reckoning

A Sookie Stackhouse Novel

By Charlaine Harris

3 weeks on list

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


6. She Walks in Beauty

A Woman's Journey Through Poems

By Caroline Kennedy

7 weeks on list

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


7. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

By Stieg Larsson

52 weeks on list

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


8. The Land of Painted Caves

By Jean M. Auel

8 weeks on list

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


9. Sixkill

By Robert B. Parker

3 weeks on list

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


10. The Pale King

By David Foster Wallace

8 weeks on list

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


11. Buried Prey

By John Sandford

2 weeks on list

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


12. Doc

By Mary Doria Russell

1 week on list

Hardcover, 416pp, $26.00
Random House
Pub Date: May. 3, 2011


13. The Story of Beautiful Girl

By Rachel Simon

2 weeks on list

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


14. The Sixth Man

By David Baldacci

5 weeks on list

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


15. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party

The New No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel

By Alexander Mccall Smith

9 weeks on list

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

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