Southern Indie Bestsellers

HARDCOVER FICTION


1. Go Set a Watchman
Harper Lee, Harper, $27.99, 9780062409850
2. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
3. The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594633669
4. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
5. Circling the Sun
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $28, 9780345534187

HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
2. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $24, 9780812993547
3. The Wright Brothers
David McCullough, S&S, $30, 9781476728742
4. Broadcasting Happiness
Michelle Gielan, Benbella Books, $25.95, 9781941631300
5. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159

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This book-length poem invites us to look and look again at the world we inhabit and the people we often choose not to see.

The Descent of Alette reinvents the epic through its use of quotation marks to create a new poetic “foot,” inviting the reader to linger over each phrase or read through the divisions, drawing attention to similar choices in our daily lives.

A compelling narrative unfolds within this dynamic form of a woman moving through an underground world to confront a Tyrant who rules from a daylight realm.

The voices of the wounded, the homeless, the forgotten, those who blur the stark lines of light and shadow, all are present in this journey of transformation.
The Descent of Alette by Alice Notley (Penguin) Recommended by Heather at Quail Ridge Books Raleigh NC


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Ruthless
A spine-tingling debut about the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse in reverse as a teen struggles to retain hope--and her sanity--while on the run from a cunning and determined killer. 

Ruth Carver has always competed like her life depends on it. Ambitious. Tough. Maybe even mean. It's no wonder people call her Ruthless. 

When she wakes up with a concussion in the bed of a moving pickup trick, she realizes she has been entered into a contest she can't afford to lose. 

At a remote, rotting cabin deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ruth's blindfold comes off and she comes face-to-face with her captor. A man who believes his mission is to punish bad girls like Ruth. A man who has done this six times before. 

The other girls were never heard from again, but Ruth won't go down easy. She escapes into the wilderness, but her hunter is close at her heels. That's when the real battle begins. That's when Ruth must decides just how far she'll go in order to survive. 

Back home, they called her Ruthless. They had no idea just how right they were.

Buy from an indie

On Katrina, ten years past.

In which Ms. Eudora Welty appreciates the time when Mr. William Maxwell did not have anything to say about her novel, the booksellers at TurnRow Book Company decide that the play's the thing, and Mr. John Grisham admits that losing an election was the best thing that could have happened to his literary career.

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Parapalooza!

Parapalooza

paragraphs worth spreading

Jamie Kornegay and Tiffany Quay Tyson

Jamie KornegayTiffany Quay Tyson

I learned to “shut up and listen.”

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SIBA Book Award

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.

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