Arts & Leisure

books3.gifFour major books by three great authors are on this week's Northwest Bestsellers list. Garth Stein's The Art of Racing in the Rain is second on the list. Also on the list: The Other by David Guterson, Snuff by chuck Palahiak and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.

Four major books by three great authors are on this week's Northwest Bestsellers list. Garth Stein's The Art of Racing in the Rain is second on the list. Also on the list: The Other by David Guterson, Snuff by chuck Palahiak and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. Week ending August 24, 2008.

These books are available online at Anacortes-based northwest-books.com or at Watermark Books in Anacortes.

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows   
2. The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein  
3. The Host, Stephenie Meyer  
4. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, David Wroblewski  
5. The Other, David Guterson  
6. The Lace Reader, Brunonia Barry 
7. The Enchantress of Florence, Salman Rushdie  
8. The Little Book, Selden Edwards  
9. Snuff, Chuck Palahniuk   
10. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz   

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch  
2. When You Are Engulfed in Flames, David Sedaris  
3. Goodnight Bush, Erich Origen, Gan Golan  
4. Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Paul Theroux 
5. My Stroke of Insight, Jill Bolte Taylor 
6. In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan 
7. Traffic, Tom Vanderbilt
8. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Haruki Murakami  
9. The Wrecking Crew, Thomas Frank  
10. Waiter Rant, Waiter, Ecco   

MASS MARKET   

1. The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett  
2. Playing for Pizza, John Grisham  
3. You've Been Warned, James Patterson 
4. The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger  
5. The Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke 
6. Good Omens, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett  
7. Lean Mean Thirteen, Janet Evanovich
8. Killer Weekend, Ridley Pearson
9. Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
10. The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss  

CHILDREN'S TITLES

1. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer   
2. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2), Stephenie Meyer 
3. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4), Stephenie Meyer 
4. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3), Stephenie Meyer 
5. The Time Paradox (Artemis Fowl, Book 6), Eoin Colfer 
6. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak  
7. The Mysterious Benedict Society, Trenton Lee Stewart  
8. Gallop!, Rufus Butler Seder  
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney
10. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie

The Pacific Northwest Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by northwest-books.com , IndieBound and PNBA, for the week ended Sunday, August 24, 2008. Based on reporting from the independent  booksellers of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org.