Paperback Fiction Bestsellers For July 21

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending July 17.


1. The Help

By Kathryn Stockett

15 weeks on list

Paperback, 534pp, $16.00
Berkley Publishing Group
Pub Date: Jun. 28, 2011


2. A Visit from the Goon Squad

By Jennifer Egan

17 weeks on list

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


3. Cutting for Stone

By Abraham Verghese

78 weeks on list

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


4. Room

By Emma Donoghue

10 weeks on list

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


5. Faithful Place

By Tana French

3 weeks on list

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


6. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

By Helen Simonson

33 weeks on list

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


7. Water for Elephants

By Sara Gruen

129 weeks on list

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


8. The Art of Racing in the Rain

By Garth Stein

110 weeks on list

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


9. The Postmistress

By Sarah Blake

24 weeks on list

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


10. Star Island

By Carl Hiaasen

4 weeks on list

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


11. One Day (Movie Tie-in Edition)

By David Nicholls

3 weeks on list

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


12. A Dog's Purpose

By W. Bruce Cameron

6 weeks on list

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


13. The Imperfectionists

By Tom Rachman

28 weeks on list

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


14. Little Bee

By Chris Cleave

74 weeks on list

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


15. French Lessons

By Ellen Sussman

2 weeks on list

Paperback, 256pp, $15.00
Ballantine Books
Pub Date: Jul. 5, 2011

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