State of Wonder by Ann Patchett leads off the latest hardcover bestseller fiction list from IndieBound, released yesterday. The novel unravels the odyssey of a research scientist from a Minnesota pharmaceutical company, Dr. Marina Singh, who sets out deep into the Amazon jungle to find her former mentor, who seems to have all but disappeared there while working on a valuable new drug.
State of Wonder (368 pages, $26.99) was published by Harper on June 7.
Here are the other books in the top 10 on the list, which is based on sales from hundreds of independent bookstores across the nation for the week ending June 12:
2) The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain, which was #1 last week
3) Caleb's Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks
4) The Tiger's Wife, by Tea Obreht
5) Dreams of Joy, by Lisa See
6) The Snowman, by Jo Nesbø
7) The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson
8) The Land of Painted Caves, by Jean M. Auel
9) Robopocalypse, by Daniel H. Wilson
10) Dead Reckoning, by Charlaine Harris
The top hardcover nonfiction bestseller is The Greater Journey, historian David McCullough's recounting of Americans in Paris in an overlooked period, between 1830 and 1900. Simon & Schuster published the 576-page book, whose list price is $37.50, on May 24.
Dropping to second this week is In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin, a novel by Erik Larson.
Here are the other bestsellers from the list:
3) Bossypants, by Tina Fey
4) Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand
5) Go the F--- to Sleep, by Adam Mansbach
7) Seal Team Six, by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin
8) The Social Animal, by David Brooks
9) The Psychopath Test, by Jon Ronson
10) Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me, by Chelsea Handler, and her family, friends, and other victims
For more, go to the IndieBound website.