'The Book of Life' takes No. 1 spot on U.S. bestsellers list

Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:13am EDT
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - "The Book of Life," the final novel of the time-traveling trilogy written by Deborah Harkness, shot straight to the top of the U.S. bestsellers list on Thursday.

Data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors across the United States is used to compile the list.

Hardcover Fiction Last Week

1. "The Book of Life" by Deborah Harkness

(Viking, $28.95) -

2. "The Heist" by Daniel Silva

(Harper, $27.99) -

3. "Invisible" by James Patterson and

David Ellis (Little, Brown, $28.00) 2   Continued...

The cover image for Deborah Harkness' "The Book of Life". REUTERS/Handout