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Best-selling books the week of 9/1/11, according to IndieBound

What’s selling best in independent bookstores across America.

Published Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, visit IndieBound. – Monitor staff

"State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett and "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain

Hardcover fiction:

1. “State of Wonder,” by Ann Patchett

2. “The Paris Wife,” by Paula McLain

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3. “A Dance with Dragons,” by George R.R. Martin

4. “Rules of Civility,” by Amor Towles

5. “The Magician King,” by Lev Grossman

6. “Maine,” by J. Courtney Sullivan

7. “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,” by Stieg Larsson

8. “Caleb’s Crossing,” by Geraldine Brooks

9. “The Keeper of Lost Causes,” by Jussi Adler-Olsen

10. “Portrait of a Spy,” by Daniel Silva

11. “The Language of Flowers,” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

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12. “Ready Player One,” by Ernest Cline,

13. “The Tiger’s Wife,” by Tea Obreht

14. “The Family Fang,” by Kevin Wilson

15. “House of Holes,” by Nicholson Baker

"Flash and Bones" by Kathy Reichs

On the rise:

18. “Flash and Bones,” by Kathy Reichs

Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan returns in the latest thriller by the best-selling author of “Spider Bones.”