Paperback Fiction Bestsellers For June 16

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending June 12.

1. The Help

By Kathryn Stockett

10 weeks on list

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

2. A Visit from the Goon Squad

By Jennifer Egan

12 weeks on list

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

3. Room

By Emma Donoghue

5 weeks on list

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

4. Cutting for Stone

By Abraham Verghese

72 weeks on list

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

5. Water for Elephants

By Sara Gruen

124 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

28 weeks on list

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

7. The Postmistress

By Sarah Blake

19 weeks on list

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

8. The Art of Racing in the Rain

By Garth Stein

105 weeks on list

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

9. Little Bee

By Chris Cleave

69 weeks on list

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

10. The Imperfectionists

By Tom Rachman

23 weeks on list

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

11. Matterhorn

A Novel of the Vietnam War

By Karl Marlantes

5 weeks on list

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

12. Our Kind of Traitor

By John le Carre

7 weeks on list

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

13. Island Beneath the Sea

By Isabel Allende

6 weeks on list

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

14. A Dog's Purpose

By W. Bruce Cameron

1 week on list

Paperback, 333pp, $12.99
Pub Date: May. 24, 2011

15. Super Sad True Love Story

By Gary Shteyngart

5 weeks on list

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



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