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Bestsellers: You go 'Girl'

A list of national bestsellers compiled by Publishers Weekly for the week ending Aug. 22.


1. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST, by Stieg Larsson (Knopf)

2. TOUGH CUSTOMER, by Sandra Brown (Simon & Schuster)

3. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam / Amy Einhorn)

4. STAR ISLAND, by Carl Hiaasen (Knopf)

5. VEIL OF NIGHT, by Linda Howard (Ballantine)

6. THE RED QUEEN, by Philippa Gregory (Touchstone)

7. THE VIGILANTES, by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV (Putnam)

8. THE REMBRANDT AFFAIR, by Daniel Silva (Putnam)

9. PRIVATE, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown)

10. FLY AWAY HOME, by Jennifer Weiner (Atria)


1. WOMEN FOOD AND GOD, by Geneen Roth (Scribner)

2. -- MY DAD SAYS, by Justin Halpern (It Books)

3. BURY MY HEART AT CONFERENCE ROOM B, by Stan Slap (Portfolio)

4. IT'S NOT JUST WHO YOU KNOW, by Tommy Spaulding (Crown Business)

5. THE OBAMA DIARIES, by Laura Ingraham (Threshold)

6. EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON, by S.C. Gwynne (Scribner)

7. CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG BANG, by Chelsea Handler (Grand Central)

8. THE MENTOR LEADER, by Tony Dungy with Nathan Whitaker (Tyndale)

9. ANGELINA, by Andrew Morton (St. Martin's)

10. THE BIG SHORT, by Michael Lewis (Norton)


1. EAT, PRAY, LOVE, by Elizabeth Gilbert (Penguin)

2. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson (Vintage)

3. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson (Vintage)

4. LITTLE BEE, by Chris Cleave (Simon & Schuster)

5. BEST FRIENDS FOREVER, by Jennifer Weiner (Washington Square Press)

6. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (Penguin)

7. THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, by Garth Stein (Harper)

8. CUTTING FOR STONE, by Abraham Verghese (Vintage)

9. ONE DAY, by David Nicholls (Vintage)

10. UNDER THE DOME, by Stephen King (Pocket)

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