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Southern Indie Bestsellers 5/21/2017

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, May 21, 2017. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org.

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. Into the Water
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $28, 9780735211209
2. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Viking, $27, 9780670026197
3. Anything Is Possible
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $27, 9780812989403
4. Testimony
Scott Turow, Grand Central, $28, 9781455553549
5. Same Beach, Next Year
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062390783
6. Men Without Women
Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $25.95, 9780451494627
7. The Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385542364
8. The Fix
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $29, 9781455586561
9. Golden Prey
John Sandford, Putnam, $29, 9780399184574
10. No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories
Lee Child, Delacorte Press, $27, 9780399593574
11. The Thirst
Jo Nesbo, Knopf, $26.95, 9780385352161
12. Norse Mythology
Neil Gaiman, Norton, $25.95, 9780393609097
13. The Women in the Castle
Jessica Shattuck, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062563668
14. Lincoln in the Bardo
George Saunders, Random House, $28, 9780812995343
15. Beartown
Fredrik Backman, Atria, $26.99, 9781501160769

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Hillbilly Elegy
J.D. Vance, Harper, $27.99, 9780062300546
2. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Norton, $18.95, 9780393609394
3. Option B
Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant, Knopf, $25.95, 9781524732684
4. Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter
Liz Wiseman, HarperBusiness, $28.99, 9780062663078
5. Make Your Bed
William H. McRaven, Grand Central, $18, 9781455570249
6. Democracy
Condoleezza Rice, Twelve, $35, 9781455540181
7. Killers of the Flower Moon
David Grann, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385534246
8. Hallelujah Anyway
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $20, 9780735213586
9. Shattered
Jonathan Allen, Amie Parnes, Crown, $28, 9780553447088
10. The Book of Joy
The Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Avery, $26, 9780399185045
11. The Beach House Cookbook
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's, $29.99, 9781250130440
12. The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South
John T. Edge, Penguin Press, $28, 9781594206559
13. This Fight Is Our Fight
Elizabeth Warren, Metropolitan, $28, 9781250120618
14. The Vanishing American Adult
Benjamin E. Sasse, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9781250114402
15. When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi, Random House, $25, 9780812988406

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $17, 9781501173219
2. A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781476738024
3. The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood, Anchor, $15.95, 9780525435006
4. Commonwealth
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780062491831
5. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's Griffin, $16.99, 9781250080400
6. The Woman in Cabin 10
Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, $16, 9781501132957
7. The Nest
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062414229
8. Razor Girl
Carl Hiaasen, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, $15.95, 9780345804907
9. American Gods
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $19.99, 9780062572233
10. Big Little Lies
Liane Moriarty, Berkley, $16, 9780399587191
11. Milk and Honey
Rupi Kaur, Andrews McMeel, $14.99, 9781449474256
12. Lilac Girls
Martha Hall Kelly, Ballantine, $17, 9781101883082
13. The Girls
Emma Cline, Random House, $17, 9780812988024
14. Rules of Civility
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143121169
15. Homegoing
Yaa Gyasi, Vintage, $16, 9781101971062

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. On Tyranny
Timothy Snyder, Tim Duggan Books, $7.99, 9780804190114
2. The Zookeeper's Wife
Diane Ackerman, Norton, $15.95, 9780393354256
3. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695
4. The Genius of Birds
Jennifer Ackerman, Penguin, $17, 9780399563126
5. Evicted
Matthew Desmond, Broadway, $17, 9780553447453
6. Lab Girl
Hope Jahren, Vintage, $16, 9781101873724
7. Dimestore: A Writer's Life
Lee Smith, Algonquin, $15.95, 9781616206468
8. White Trash
Nancy Isenberg, Penguin, $17, 9780143129677
9. Originals
Adam Grant, Penguin, $17, 9780143128854
10. Healing After Loss
Martha W. Hickman, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780380773381
11. Alexander Hamilton
Ron Chernow, Penguin, $20, 9780143034759
12. The Lost City of Z
David Grann, Vintage, $16.95, 9780525434658
13. Elon Musk
Ashlee Vance, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062301253
14. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Broadway, $16, 9780804190107
15. Strong Is the New Pretty
Kate T. Parker, Workman, $17.95, 9780761189138

MASS MARKET

1. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
2. American Gods
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062572110
3. Night School
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780804178822
4. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, HarperTorch, $7.99, 9780060853983
5. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488
6. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781455538966
7. Extreme Prey
John Sandford, Putnam, $9.99, 9780399573798
8. The Gunslinger
Stephen King, Pocket, $9.99, 9781501161803
9. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.99, 9780345391803
10. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $9.99, 9780756404741

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $18.99, 9780679805274
2. Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $18.99, 9780525428886
3. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803736801
4. The Book of Mistakes
Corinna Luyken, Dial, $18.99, 9780735227927
5. The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors
Drew Daywalt, Adam Rex (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $17.99, 9780062438898
6. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
7. The Giant Jumperee
Julia Donaldson, Helen Oxenbury (Illus.), Dial, $17.99, 9780735227972
8. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.95, 9780060254926
9. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Philomel, $15.99, 9780399247453
10. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Everything, Everything
Nicola Yoon, Ember, $10.99, 9781524769604
2. The Thing About Jellyfish
Ali Benjamin, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $8.99, 9780316380843
3. The War That Saved My Life
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Puffin, $8.99, 9780147510488
4. Alex and Eliza: A Love Story
Melissa de la Cruz, G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781524739621
5. Ghosts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540629
6. Flame in the Mist
Renaee Ahdieh, G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780399171635
7. The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Kelly Barnhill, Algonquin Young Readers, $16.95, 9781616205676
8. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $17.99, 9780062498533
9. The Phantom Tollbooth
Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illus.), Yearling, $7.99, 9780394820378
10. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375869020

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo, Book Two)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781484746424
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419723445
4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
5. A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses)
Sarah J. Maas, Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books, $18.99, 9781619634480
6. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423103349
7. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
8. Dog Man
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $9.99, 9780545581608
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711329
10. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101505