Southern Indie Bestsellers

 

HARDCOVER FICTION


1. Leaving Time
Jodi Picoult, Ballantine, $28, 9780345544926
2. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
3. Edge of Eternity
Ken Follett, Dutton, $36, 9780525953098
4. Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good
Jan Karon, Putnam Adult, $27.95, 9780399167447
5. The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Richard Flanagan, Knopf, $26.95, 9780385352857

HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. Killing Patton
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9780805096682
2. Not That Kind of Girl
Lena Dunham, Random House, $28, 9780812994995
3. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
4. The Innovators
Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35, 9781476708690
5. Worthy Fights
Leon Panetta, Penguin Press, $36, 9781594205965

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-The world is a beautiful place, don't you think? Not because it is, but because I see it that way.-

The title is the first thing I noticed about this book, but it definitely wasn't what kept me reading it - the writing itself took care of that.

This entire novel is ONE sentence. This is a book meant to be devoured in one sitting - you may not stop to catch your breath. Hrabal is a master and he does something really special here. 

Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age By Bohumil Hrabal (NYRB Classics) Recommended by O.B. at Scuppernong Books Greensboro NC

Okra Picks

Compulsion by Martina BooneThe first in a spellbinding new trilogy. After the death of her mother, Barrie Watson moves to her aunt's South Carolina plantation and learns that an ancient spirit had cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions. Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy.

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Can you play rock'n'roll and still go to heaven?

In which her ladyship ponders a particular species of haunted house, Mr. Sean Brock explains why his grandmother's recipe for Hillybilly Black Walnut Fudge includes one pound of Velveeta Cheese, and Mr. Jerry Lee Lewis asks a question that Elvis Presley refuses to answer. Lady Banks' Commonplace Book

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Parapalooza!

Parapalooza

paragraphs worth spreading

Jon Mayes and Will Harlan

Jon Mayes and Will Harlan
“One of the big reasons I moved to the mountains was so I could see the stars at night.”

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SIBA Book Award

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Southern Indie Lit Crossword Puzzle Book

The Southern Indie Lit Crossword Puzzle Book

How well do you know your Southern lit? We dare you to use a pen on these crossword puzzles, each inspired by one of the winning titles of the SIBA Book Award, honoring ten years of the very best in Southern literature as chosen by the people who would know...Southern Independent Booksellers! A great gift for your book club, for puzzle-lovers, and anyone who loves Southern literature. $9.95 paperback. Available at Southern Indie Bookstores.

Play a sample puzzle online! | See the answers