Southern Bestsellers for the week ending 9/15/2019

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Southern Indie Bestsellers 9/15/2019

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and SIBA, for the week ending Sunday, September 15, 2019. 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. The Testaments
Margaret Atwood, Nan A. Talese, $28.95, 9780385543781
2. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
3. A Better Man
Louise Penny, Minotaur, $28.99, 9781250066213
4. The Institute
Stephen King, Scribner, $30, 9781982110567
5. The Nickel Boys
Colson Whitehead, Doubleday, $24.95, 9780385537070
6. The Secrets We Kept
Lara Prescott, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525656159
7. This Tender Land
William Kent Krueger, Atria, $27, 9781476749297
8. The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Alix E. Harrow, Redhook, $27, 9780316421997
9. Quichotte
Salman Rushdie, Random House, $28, 9780593132982
10. Chances Are . . .
Richard Russo, Knopf, $26.95, 9781101947746
11. The Girl Who Lived Twice
David Lagercrantz, Knopf, $27.95, 9780451494344
12. City of Girls
Elizabeth Gilbert, Riverhead Books, $28, 9781594634734
13. The Turn of the Key
Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, $27.99, 9781501188770
14. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
Ocean Vuong, Penguin Press, $26, 9780525562023
15. Gideon the Ninth
Tamsyn Muir, Tor.com, $25.99, 9781250313195

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $30, 9780316478526
2. Educated
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
3. Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death
Caitlin Doughty, Dianne Ruz (Illus.), Norton, $25.95, 9780393652703
4. Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead
Jim Mattis, Bing West, Random House, $28, 9780812996838
5. How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems
Randall Munroe, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780525537090
6. The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11
Garrett M. Graff, Avid Reader Press/S&S, $30, 9781501182204
7. She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement
Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey, Penguin Press, $28, 9780525560340
8. The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir
Samantha Power, Dey Street Books, $29.99, 9780062820693
9. The Pioneers
David McCullough, S&S, $30, 9781501168680
10. How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi, One World, $27, 9780525509288
11. Trick Mirror
Jia Tolentino, Random House, $27, 9780525510543
12. Three Women
Lisa Taddeo, Avid Reader Press/S&S, $27, 9781451642292
13. Becoming
Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9781524763138
14. Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others
Barbara Brown Taylor, HarperOne, $25.99, 9780062406569
15. This Book Is Literally Just Pictures of Cute Animals That Will Make You Feel Better
Smith Street Books, $14.95, 9781925811186

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood, Anchor, $15.95, 9780525435006
2. The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155
3. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
4. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Back Bay, $20, 9780316055444
5. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman, Penguin, $16, 9780735220690
6. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $17, 9780735224315
7. Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate, Ballantine, $17, 9780425284704
8. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439
9. The Woman in the Window
A.J. Finn, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062678423
10. The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $16.99, 9780062315007
11. The Bluest Eye
Toni Morrison, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307278449
12. Ordinary Grace
William Kent Krueger, Atria, $16, 9781451645859
13. The Lost Girls of Paris
Pam Jenoff, Park Row, $16.99, 9780778330271
14. There There
Tommy Orange, Vintage, $16, 9780525436140
15. Still Life
Louise Penny, St. Martin's, $16.99, 9780312541538

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062316110
2. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Yuval Noah Harari, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780525512196
3. Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
Brené Brown, Random House, $18, 9780812985818
4. Calypso
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17.99, 9780316392426
5. Daring Greatly
Brené Brown, Avery, $17, 9781592408412
6. Hillbilly Elegy
J.D. Vance, Harper, $16.99, 9780062300553
7. Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth
Sarah Smarsh, Scribner, $17, 9781501133107
8. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780399588198
9. I'll Be Gone in the Dark
Michelle McNamara, Harper Perennial, $17.99, 9780062319791
10. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812984965
11. The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America
Matt Kracht, Chronicle, $15.95, 9781452174037
12. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
13. At Home in the World
Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press, $14.95, 9781946764393
14. The Four Agreements
Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $12.95, 9781878424310
15. The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke
Andrew Lawler, Anchor, $17, 9781101974605

MASS MARKET

1. American Gods
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062572110
2. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316055420
3. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977
4. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
5. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781455538966
6. The Shining
Stephen King, Anchor, $8.99, 9780307743657
7. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.99, 9780345391803
8. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman, Penguin, $9.99, 9780525506348
9. The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Malcolm X, Ballantine, $7.99, 9780345350688
10. Go Tell It on the Mountain
James Baldwin, Vintage, $7.99, 9780345806543

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Hey Grandude!
Paul McCartney, Kathryn Durst (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780525648673
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. Dinosnores
Sandra Boynton, Workman, $6.95, 9781523508136
4. The Scarecrow
Beth Ferry, The Fan Brothers (Illus.), HarperCollins, $18.99, 9780062475763
5. Llama Llama Mess Mess Mess
Anna Dewdney, Reed Duncan, Viking Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780670016440
6. Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You
Sonia Sotomayor, Rafael López (Illus.), Philomel Books, $17.99, 9780525514121
7. Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party
James Dean, Kimberly Dean, Harper, $17.99, 9780062404374
8. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Maddie Frost, Workman, $5.95, 9781523505111
9. Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $7.99, 9780544568037
10. Hello Lighthouse
Sophie Blackall, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316362382

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Best Friends
Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illus.), First Second, $12.99, 9781250317469
2. Frankly in Love
David Yoon, G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781984812209
3. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545132060
4. The Wonders of Nature
Ben Hoare, DK Children, $19.99, 9781465485366
5. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Alvin Schwartz, Stephen Gammell (Illus.), HarperCollins, $19.99, 9780062968975
6. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
7. The Giver
Lois Lowry, HMH Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780544340688
8. His Hideous Heart: 13 of Edgar Allan Poe's Most Unsettling Tales Reimagined
Dahlia Adler (Ed.), Flatiron Books, $18.99, 9781250302779
9. The World Ends in April
Stacy McAnulty, Random House Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9781524767617
10. The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Kelly Barnhill, Algonquin Young Readers, $9.95, 9781616207465

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338236590
2. Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $9.99, 9781338236576
3. Boy-Crazy Stacey (Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel, #7)
Ann M. Martin, Gale Galligan (Illus.), Graphix, $10.99, 9781338304510
4. Jack Blasts Off (A Jack Book, #2)
Mac Barnett, Greg Pizzoli (Illus.), Viking Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780593113851
5. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
7. Dog Man and Cat Kid
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $9.99, 9780545935180
8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780439064873
9. Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $9.99, 9780545935173
10. Hi, Jack! (A Jack Book, #1)
Mac Barnett, Greg Pizzoli (Illus.), Viking Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780593113790