Bestsellers: what Angelenos are reading this week

Here is a first look at the bestseller lists for independent bookstores around Southern California through Sunday:

Hardcover Fiction
1. A Lesson in Secrets
Jacqueline Winspear, Harper
2. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon
3. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine
4. The Tiger's Wife
Tea Obreht, Random House
5. Live Wire
Harlan Coben, Dutton

Hardcover nonfiction
1. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House
2. The Social Animal
David Brooks, Random House
3. Cleopatra
Stacy Schiff, Little Brown
4. Unfamiliar Fishes
Sarah Vowell, Riverhead
5. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
Amy Chua, Penguin Press

"Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese and "Heaven Is for Real" by Todd Burpo lead the paperback lists. Patti Smith holds a #2 spot, and the second issue of Slake hangs in at #5. For the full lists from the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound, stop in here.

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