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books3.gifFive Northwest authors are on this week's Northwest Bestsellers list. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein is back, along with The Other by David Guterson, Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk, and The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss. And, in the children's category, Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Story of a Part Time Indian is on the list, too.

Five Northwest authors are on this week's Northwest Bestsellers list. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein is back, along with The Other by David Guterson, Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk, and The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss. And, in the children's category, Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Story of a Part Time Indian is on the list, too. 

Shop Local: All these books are available through Anacortes-based northwest-books.com or at Watermark Books in downtown Anacortes.

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. Fearless Fourteen, Janet Evanovich
2. The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein
3. The Other, David Guterson
4. The Host, Stephenie Meyer
5. The Enchantress of Florence, Salman Rushdie
6. The Hearts of Horses, Molly Gloss
7. Snuff, Chuck Palahniuk
8. Unaccustomed Earth, Jhumpa Lahiri
9. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
10. Nothing to Lose, Lee Child

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. When You Are Engulfed in Flames, David Sedaris
2. The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch
3. What Happened, Scott McClellan
4. In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan
5. The Post-American World, Fareed Zakaria
6. The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder, Vincent Bugliosi
7. The Secret, Rhonda Byrne
8. 1434, Gavin Menzies
9. Quantum Wellness, Kathy Freston
10. Bigfoot: I Not Dead, Graham Roumieu

MASS MARKET

1. Lean Mean Thirteen, Janet Evanovich
2. The Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
3. The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett
4. Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
5. Suffer the Little Children, Donna Leon
6. 1984, George Orwell
7. Bad Luck and Trouble, Lee Child
8. Bones to Ashes, Kathy Reichs
9. Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Betrayal, Eric Van Lustbader
10. The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger

CHILDREN'S TITLES

1. New Moon, Stephenie Meyer
2. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
3. Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer
4. The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4), Rick Riordan
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney
6. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
7. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie
8. The Mysterious Benedict Society, Trenton Lee Stewart
9. Gallop!, Rufus Butler Seder
10. Seekers: The Quest Begins, Erin Hunter

The Pacific Northwest Independent Bestseller List is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association and Book Sense. Most of these books aren't books from the Pacific Northwest, but are books that are currently selling well in the Pacific Northwest.

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