Paperback Fiction Bestsellers For June 23

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending June 19.


1. The Help

By Kathryn Stockett

11 weeks on list

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


2. A Visit from the Goon Squad

By Jennifer Egan

13 weeks on list

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


3. Cutting for Stone

By Abraham Verghese

73 weeks on list

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


4. Room

By Emma Donoghue

6 weeks on list

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


5. Water for Elephants

By Sara Gruen

125 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

29 weeks on list

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


7. The Art of Racing in the Rain

By Garth Stein

106 weeks on list

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


8. The Postmistress

By Sarah Blake

20 weeks on list

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


9. Matterhorn

A Novel of the Vietnam War

By Karl Marlantes

6 weeks on list

Paperback, 608pp, $15.95
Grove Press
Pub Date: May. 1, 2011


10. Little Bee

By Chris Cleave

70 weeks on list

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


11. The Imperfectionists

By Tom Rachman

24 weeks on list

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


12. Our Kind of Traitor

By John le Carre

8 weeks on list

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


13. A Dog's Purpose

By W. Bruce Cameron

2 weeks on list

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


14. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

By Jamie Ford

82 weeks on list

Paperback, 320pp, $15.00
Ballantine Books
Pub Date: Oct. 6, 2009


15. Super Sad True Love Story

By Gary Shteyngart

6 weeks on list

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