Paperback Fiction Bestsellers For June 2

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending May 29.


1. The Help

By Kathryn Stockett

8 weeks on list

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


2. A Visit from the Goon Squad

By Jennifer Egan

10 weeks on list

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


3. Room

By Emma Donoghue

3 weeks on list

Paperback, 352pp, $14.99
Back Bay Books
Pub Date: Jun. 1, 2011


4. Cutting for Stone

By Abraham Verghese

70 weeks on list

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


5. Water for Elephants

By Sara Gruen

122 weeks on list

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


6. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

By Helen Simonson

26 weeks on list

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


7. The Postmistress

By Sarah Blake

17 weeks on list

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


8. Our Kind of Traitor

By John le Carre

5 weeks on list

Paperback, 320pp, $15.00
Penguin (Non-Classics)
Pub Date: Apr. 26, 2011


9. The Imperfectionists

By Tom Rachman

21 weeks on list

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


10. Super Sad True Love Story

By Gary Shteyngart

3 weeks on list

Paperback, 352pp, $15.00
Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pub Date: May. 3, 2011


11. The Art of Racing in the Rain

By Garth Stein

103 weeks on list

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


12. Little Bee

By Chris Cleave

67 weeks on list

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


13. Matterhorn

A Novel of the Vietnam War

By Karl Marlantes

3 weeks on list

Paperback, 608pp, $15.95
Grove Press
Pub Date: May. 10, 2011


14. The Passage

By Justin Cronin

1 week on list

Paperback, 800pp, $16.00
Ballantine Books
Pub Date: May. 17, 2011


15. Island Beneath the Sea

By Isabel Allende

4 weeks on list

Paperback, 480pp, $14.99
Harper Perennial
Pub Date: May. 1, 2011

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