Paperback Fiction Bestsellers For July 7

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending July 3.

1. The Help

By Kathryn Stockett

13 weeks on list

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

2. Room

By Emma Donoghue

8 weeks on list

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

3. A Visit from the Goon Squad

By Jennifer Egan

15 weeks on list

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

4. Cutting for Stone

By Abraham Verghese

75 weeks on list

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

5. Water for Elephants

By Sara Gruen

127 weeks on list

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

6. Faithful Place

By Tana French

1 week on list

Paperback, 416pp, $16.00
Penguin (Non-Classics)
Pub Date: Jun. 28, 2011

7. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

By Helen Simonson

31 weeks on list

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

8. The Postmistress

By Sarah Blake

22 weeks on list

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

9. The Art of Racing in the Rain

By Garth Stein

108 weeks on list

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

10. Star Island

By Carl Hiaasen

2 weeks on list

Paperback, 368pp, $14.99
Grand Central Publishing
Pub Date: Jun. 21, 2011

11. The Imperfectionists

By Tom Rachman

26 weeks on list

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

12. A Dog's Purpose

By W. Bruce Cameron

4 weeks on list

Paperback, 333pp, $12.99
Pub Date: May. 1, 2011

13. Little Bee

By Chris Cleave

72 weeks on list

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

14. One Day (Movie Tie-in Edition)

By David Nicholls

1 week on list

Paperback, 448pp, $14.95
Pub Date: May. 24, 2011

15. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

By Jamie Ford

84 weeks on list

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



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