Fiction Bestsellers Lists, Week of 4/26

The following is based on the 5/17 NYT list (sales through 5/2) and the 5/7 USA Today general list (sales through 5/3).

#1 NYT Fiction
#1 USA Today general

The 8th Confession (The Women’s Murder Club)
James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
Price: $27.99
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company – (2009-04-27)
ISBN-10: 0316018767
ISBN-13: 9780316018760

Also available in audio from Books on Tape and  Hachette; as downloadable Adobe EPUB eBook and audio from OverDrive; and large print from Little, Brown.

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#1 NYT Paperback Trade Fiction
#3 USA Today general

This is Nora Roberts’s first trade original and the first in a new series. Upcoming titles are:

  • Bed of Roses (12/09), 
  • Savor the Moment (5/10),
  • Happy Ever After (12/10)
Vision in White (The Wedding Quartet, Book 1)
Nora Roberts
Price: $16.00
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Berkley Trade – (2009-04-28)
ISBN-10: 0425227510
ISBN-13: 9780425227510

Also available in audio from Brilliance; in downloadable eBook and audio from OverDrive.

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#2 NYT Fiction
#10 USA Today general

Breaking onto the hardcover fiction list for the first time, after several years on the paperback lists, is J.R. Ward’s seventh installment of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, a series about vampire warriors. The previous titles in the series are:

  • Dark LoverBook One; September 2005
  • Lover EternalBook Two; March 2006
  • Lover AwakenedBook Three; September 2006
  • Lover RevealedBook Four; March 2007
  • Lover UnboundBook Five ; September 2007
  • Lover EnshrinedBook Six ; June 2008
  • The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider”s GuideOctober 2008

Ward begins another “dark and edgy paranormal romance” series this year Covet: A Novel of the Fallen Angels, (Signet; ISBN-10: 0451228219; ISBN-13: 978-0451228215; $7.99 pbk).

She will also continue the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. 

Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 7)
J.R. Ward
Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 544 pages
Publisher: NAL Hardcover – (2009-04-28)
ISBN-10: 0451225856
ISBN-13: 9780451225856

Also available in audio from Penguin and downloadable ebook and audio from OverDrive.

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#4 NYT Fiction
#19 USA Today general

Summer On Blossom Street
Debbie Macomber
Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Mira – (2009-05-01)
ISBN-10: 0778326438
ISBN-13: 9780778326434

Also available in audio from Brilliance; in downloadable eBook and audio from OverDrive.

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#9 NYT Fiction
#121 USA Today general

This marks the first time in the NYT top ten for Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series. 

The Language of Bees
Laurie R. King
Price: $25.00
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Bantam – (2009-04-28)
ISBN-10: 0553804545
ISBN-13: 9780553804546

Also available in large print from Throndike and downloadable Adobe EPUB eBook from OverDrive.

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#14 NYT Fiction
#148 USA Today general

Home Safe
Elizabeth Berg
Price: $25.00
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Random House – (2009-04-28)
ISBN-10: 1400065119
ISBN-13: 9781400065110

Also available in audio from Random House and downloadable Adobe EPUB eBook from OverDrive.

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#19 NYT Fiction, Extended
#120 USA Today general

Mr. and Miss Anonymous
Fern Michaels
Price: $24.00
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Kensington – (2009-05-01)
ISBN-10: 0758212720
ISBN-13: 9780758212726

Also available in audio from Brilliance; in downloadable eBook and audio from OverDrive.

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#30 NYT Fiction, Extended

Debut novel with significant bookseller backing.

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Alan Bradley
Price: $23.00
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press – (2009-04-28)
ISBN-10: 0385342306
ISBN-13: 9780385342308

Also available in audio from Random House and downloadable Adobe EPUB eBook and audio from OverDrive.

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#34 NYT Fiction, Extended

Sag Harbor
Colson Whitehead
Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Doubleday – (2009-04-28)
ISBN-10: 0385527659
ISBN-13: 9780385527651

Also available in audio from Books on Tape and downloadable Adobe EPUB eBook and audio from OverDrive.

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#35 NYT Fiction, Extended

This crime novel by National Book Award winning author (Tree of Smoke) originally appeared as a serial in Playboy. it’s being reviewed widely, including a very strong review in this week’s NYT Book Review.

Nobody Move
Denis Johnson
Price: $23.00
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux – (2009-04-27)
ISBN-10: 0374222908
ISBN-13: 9780374222901

Also available in audio from BBC Audio and downloadable audio from OverDrive.

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