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WHAT'S HOT THIS WEEK IN SOUTHERN INDIES...

Southern Indie Bestsellers 2/9/2020

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and SIBA, for the week ending Sunday, February 9, 2020. 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. American Dirt
Jeanine Cummins, Flatiron Books, $27.99, 9781250209764
2. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
3. The Dutch House
Ann Patchett, Harper, $27.99, 9780062963673
4. A Long Petal of the Sea
Isabel Allende, Ballantine, $28, 9781984820150
5. The Giver of Stars
Jojo Moyes, Pamela Dorman Books, $28, 9780399562488
6. Such a Fun Age
Kiley Reid, Putnam, $26, 9780525541905
7. The Guardians
John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385544184
8. Olive, Again
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $27, 9780812996548
9. Big Lies in a Small Town
Diane Chamberlain, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9781250087331
10. Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick
Zora Neale Hurston, Amistad, $25.99, 9780062915795
11. Nothing to See Here
Kevin Wilson, Ecco, $26.99, 9780062913463
12. Crooked River
Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, Grand Central, $29, 9781538747254
13. The Cactus League
Emily Nemens, FSG, $27, 9780374117948
14. The Authenticity Project
Clare Pooley, Pamela Dorman Books, $26, 9781984878618
15. Exhalation: Stories
Ted Chiang, Knopf, $25.95, 9781101947883

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. A Very Stable Genius
Philip Rucker, Carol Leonnig, Penguin Press, $30, 9781984877499
2. The Body
Bill Bryson, Doubleday, $30, 9780385539302
3. Talking to Strangers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $30, 9780316478526
4. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062976581
5. Wilmington's Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy
David Zucchino, Atlantic Monthly Press, $28, 9780802128386
6. Why We're Polarized
Ezra Klein, Avid Reader Press/S&S, $28, 9781476700328
7. Open Book
Jessica Simpson, Dey Street Books, $28.99, 9780062899965
8. Educated
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
9. The Blue Zones Kitchen
Dan Buettner, National Geographic, $30, 9781426220135
10. The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia
Emma Copley Eisenberg, Hachette Books, $27, 9780316449236
11. Tell Me a Story: My Life with Pat Conroy
Cassandra King Conroy, Morrow, $24.99, 9780062905628
12. Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future
Paul Krugman, Norton, $29.95, 9781324005018
13. Brother & Sister: A Memoir
Diane Keaton, Knopf, $25.95, 9780451494504
14. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
Lori Gottlieb, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28, 9781328662057
15. Uncanny Valley: A Memoir
Anna Wiener, MCD, $27, 9780374278014

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
2. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $17, 9780735224315
3. Girl, Woman, Other
Bernardine Evaristo, Grove Press/Black Cat, $17, 9780802156983
4. The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155
5. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
Kim Michele Richardson, Sourcebooks Landmark, $15.99, 9781492671527
6. Lost Children Archive
Valeria Luiselli, Vintage, $16.95, 9780525436461
7. The Only Woman in the Room
Marie Benedict, Sourcebooks Landmark, $16.99, 9781492666899
8. Daisy Jones & The Six
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Ballantine, $17, 9781524798642
9. Unsheltered
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $17.99, 9780062684738
10. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $17, 9781501173219
11. Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate, Ballantine, $17, 9780425284704
12. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439
13. Black Leopard, Red Wolf
Marlon James, Riverhead Books, $18, 9780735220188
14. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $17, 9780812971835
15. One Good Deed
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $16.99, 9781538750582

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $17, 9780593133934
2. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415
3. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780399588198
4. Bad Blood
John Carreyrou, Vintage, $16.95, 9780525431992
5. Working
Robert A. Caro, Vintage, $16, 9780593081914
6. Frederick Douglass
David W. Blight, S&S, $20, 9781416590323
7. Killers of the Flower Moon
David Grann, Vintage, $16.95, 9780307742483
8. Midnight in Chernobyl
Adam Higginbotham, S&S, $19, 9781501134630
9. Hillbilly Elegy
J.D. Vance, Harper, $16.99, 9780062300553
10. Why Religion?: A Personal Story
Elaine Pagels, Ecco, $17.99, 9780062368546
11. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99, 9780062316110
12. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Broadway, $16, 9780804190107
13. Braiding Sweetgrass
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $18, 9781571313560
14. Barracoon
Zora Neale Hurston, Amistad, $16.99, 9780062748218
15. Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive
Stephanie Land, Hachette Books, $15.99, 9780316505093

MASS MARKET

1. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977
2. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
3. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780441172719
4. Little Women
Louisa May Alcott, Signet, $6.99, 9780593198025
5. Cemetery Road
Greg Iles, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062824677
6. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487
7. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $7.99, 9780345514400
8. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
9. Wolf Pack
C.J. Box, Putnam, $9.99, 9780525538219
10. Interview with the Vampire
Anne Rice, Ballantine, $7.99, 9780345337665

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $7.99, 9780544568037
3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
4. Love from the Crayons
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Penguin Workshop, $9.99, 9781524792688
5. Pout-Pout Fish: Special Valentine
Deborah Diesen, Dan Hanna (Illus.), Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), $5.99, 9780374310554
6. A Valentine for Uni the Unicorn
Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Random House Books for Young Readers, $8.99, 9781984850225
7. Grumpy Monkey
Suzanne Lang, Max Lang (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers, $8.99, 9780593123997
8. Angelina Ballerina
Katharine Holabird, Helen Craig (Illus.), Little Simon, $17.99, 9781534451513
9. Barnyard Dance!
Sandra Boynton, Workman, $6.95, 9781563054426
10. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Maddie Frost, Workman, $5.95, 9781523505111

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Guts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9780545852500
2. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545132060
3. Drama
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545326995
4. New Kid
Jerry Craft, Harper, $12.99, 9780062691194
5. Ghosts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540629
6. Little Women
Louisa May Alcott, Puffin, $8.99, 9780142408766
7. From the Desk of Zoe Washington
Janae Marks, Katherine Tegen Books, $16.99, 9780062875853
8. A Good Girl's Guide to Murder
Holly Jackson, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781984896360
9. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Penguin Books, $12.99, 9780142424179
10. Here in the Real World
Sara Pennypacker, Balzer + Bray, $17.99, 9780062698957

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. Dog Man: Fetch-22
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338323214
2. Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338236590
3. Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $9.99, 9781338236576
4. Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $9.99, 9780545935173
5. The Conference of the Birds (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #5)
Ransom Riggs, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $22.99, 9780735231504
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball
Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $14.99, 9781419739033
7. The Princess in Black
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illus.), Candlewick, $6.99, 9780763678883
8. Dog Man
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $9.99, 9780545581608
9. Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers)
Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illus.), Abrams, $18.99, 9781419737046
10. Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, #1)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $5.99, 9780679824114