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Southern Bestsellers

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org.

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

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
2. The Vanishing Half
Brit Bennett, Riverhead Books, $27, 9780525536291
3. The Order
Daniel Silva, Harper, $28.99, 9780062834843
4. 28 Summers
Elin Hilderbrand, Little, Brown, $28, 9780316420044
5. The Guest List
Lucy Foley, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062868930
6. Camino Winds
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385545938
7. Mexican Gothic
Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Del Rey, $27, 9780525620785
8. Blacktop Wasteland
S.A. Cosby, Flatiron Books, $26.99, 9781250252685
9. Hamnet
Maggie O'Farrell, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525657606
10. Big Summer
Jennifer Weiner, Atria, $28, 9781501133510
11. American Dirt
Jeanine Cummins, Flatiron Books, $27.99, 9781250209764
12. The Silent Patient
Alex Michaelides, Celadon Books, $26.99, 9781250301697
13. Near Dark
Brad Thor, Atria/Emily Bestler Books, $28.99, 9781982104061
14. The Glass Hotel
Emily St. John Mandel, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525521143
15. The Pull of the Stars
Emma Donoghue, Little, Brown, $28, 9780316499019

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Too Much and Never Enough
Mary L. Trump, Ph.D., S&S, $28, 9781982141462
2. How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi, One World, $27, 9780525509288
3. Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir
Natasha Trethewey, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062248572
4. Begin Again
Eddie S. Glaude, Crown, $27, 9780525575320
5. The Answer Is . . .
Alex Trebek, S&S, $26, 9781982157999
6. The Splendid and the Vile
Erik Larson, Crown, $32, 9780385348713
7. Untamed
Glennon Doyle, The Dial Press, $28, 9781984801258
8. The Room Where It Happened
John Bolton, S&S, $32.50, 9781982148034
9. I'm Still Here
Austin Channing Brown, Convergent Books, $25, 9781524760854
10. Breath
James Nestor, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780735213616
11. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062976581
12. Me and White Supremacy
Layla Saad, Sourcebooks, $25.99, 9781728209807
13. Hood Feminism
Mikki Kendall, Viking, $26, 9780525560548
14. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $26, 9780812993547
15. Educated
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Normal People
Sally Rooney, Hogarth, $17, 9781984822185
2. The Nickel Boys
Colson Whitehead, Anchor, $15.95, 9780345804341
3. Beach Read
Emily Henry, Berkley, $16, 9781984806734
4. This Tender Land
William Kent Krueger, Atria, $17, 9781476749303
5. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $17, 9780143135166
6. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
7. The Secrets We Kept
Lara Prescott, Vintage, $16.95, 9780525566106
8. The Woman in the Window
A.J. Finn, Morrow, $17.99, 9780062905086
9. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's Griffin, $17.99, 9781250080400
10. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439
11. The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155
12. Queen Bee
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $17.99, 9780062861238
13. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
14. The Bluest Eye
Toni Morrison, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307278449
15. Chances Are . . .
Richard Russo, Vintage, $16, 9781101971994

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415
2. Stamped from the Beginning
Ibram X. Kendi, Bold Type Books, $19.99, 9781568585987
3. Intimations: Six Essays
Zadie Smith, Penguin, $10.95, 9780593297612
4. So You Want to Talk About Race
Ijeoma Oluo, Seal Press, $16.99, 9781580058827
5. The Color of Law
Richard Rothstein, Liveright, $17.95, 9781631494536
6. On Tyranny
Timothy Snyder, Tim Duggan Books, $9.99, 9780804190114
7. Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement
John Lewis, Michael D'Orso, S&S, $18.99, 9781476797717
8. The Yellow House
Sarah M. Broom, Grove Press, $17, 9780802149039
9. The New Jim Crow
Michelle Alexander, New Press, $18.99, 9781620971932
10. My Grandmother's Hands
Resmaa Menakem, Central Recovery Press, $17.95, 9781942094470
11. The Great Influenza
John M. Barry, Penguin, $19, 9780143036494
12. Braiding Sweetgrass
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $18, 9781571313560
13. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99, 9780062316110
14. March: Book One
John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illus.), Top Shelf Productions, $14.95, 9781603093002
15. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, One World, $18, 9780399588198

MASS MARKET

1. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
2. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780441172719
3. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
4. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $7.99, 9780345514400
5. The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, Bantam, $6.95, 9780553213508
6. A Raisin in the Sun
Lorraine Hansberry, Vintage, $7.95, 9780679755333
7. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316769488
8. The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Malcom X, Ballantine, $7.99, 9780345350688
9. Mythology
Edith Hamilton, Grand Central, $10, 9780446574754
10. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $11, 9780399501487

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Antiracist Baby
Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illus.), Kokila, $8.99, 9780593110508
2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. Good Night Outer Banks
Adam Gamble, Mark Jasper, Joe Veno (Illus.), Good Night Books, $9.95, 9781602196049
5. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), $8.99, 9780805047905
6. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $18.99, 9780679805274
7. The Day You Begin
Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illus.), Nancy Paulsen Books, $18.99, 9780399246531
8. The World Needs More Purple People
Kristen Bell, Benjamin Hart, Daniel Wiseman (Illus.), Random House (BYR), $17.99, 9780593121962
9. You Matter
Christian Robinson, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781534421691
10. Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis
Jabari Asim, E.B. Lewis (Illus.), Nancy Paulsen Books, $17.99, 9780399168567

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The One and Only Bob
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062991317
2. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316453691
3. This Book Is Anti-Racist
Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illus.), Frances Lincoln Children's Books, $14.99, 9780711245211
4. Clap When You Land
Elizabeth Acevedo, Quill Tree Books, $18.99, 9780062882769
5. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
6. A Peculiar Peril
Jeff VanderMeer, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $19.99, 9780374308865
7. Charlotte's Web
E.B. White, Harper, $8.99, 9780064400558
8. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780061992278
9. Guts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9780545852500
10. American Royals
Katharine McGee, Ember, $10.99, 9781984830203

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $27.99, 9781338635171
2. Dog Man: Fetch-22
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338323214
3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780439136365
4. The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo, Book One)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $9.99, 9781484746417
5. The Wild Robot Escapes
Peter Brown, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $8.99, 9780316479264
6. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545788298
7. The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys, #1)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic, $5.99, 9780545912402
8. Who Was Blackbeard? (Who Was/Is...?)
James Buckley, et al., Penguin Workshop, $5.99, 9780448483085
9. Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338236590
10. Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House #4)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $5.99, 9780679824251