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Lady Banks Pick of the Week


The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and SIBA, for the week ending Sunday, November 15, 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. A Time for Mercy
John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385545969
2. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
V.E. Schwab, Tor, $26.99, 9780765387561
3. The Law of Innocence
Michael Connelly, Little, Brown, $29, 9780316485623
4. The Evening and the Morning
Ken Follett, Viking, $36, 9780525954989
5. Anxious People
Fredrik Backman, Atria, $28, 9781501160837
6. Moonflower Murders
Anthony Horowitz, Harper, $28.99, 9780062955456
7. The Vanishing Half
Brit Bennett, Riverhead Books, $27, 9780525536291
8. The Searcher
Tana French, Viking, $27, 9780735224650
9. The Guest List
Lucy Foley, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062868930
10. The Archer
Paulo Coelho, Knopf, $21, 9780593318270
11. Leave the World Behind
Rumaan Alam, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062667632
12. The Return
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $28, 9781538728574
13. The Sentinel
Lee Child, Andrew Child, Delacorte Press, $28.99, 9781984818461
14. The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop
Fannie Flagg, Random House, $28, 9780593133842
15. Squeeze Me
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $28.95, 9781524733452

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Caste
Isabel Wilkerson, Random House, $32, 9780593230251
2. Modern Comfort Food
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780804187060
3. The Best of Me
David Sedaris, Little, Brown, $30, 9780316628242
4. Where I Come From: Stories from the Deep South
Rick Bragg, Knopf, $26.95, 9780593317785
5. Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last
Wright Thompson, Penguin Press, $27, 9780735221253
6. Greenlights
Matthew McConaughey, Crown, $30, 9780593139134
7. Untamed
Glennon Doyle, The Dial Press, $28, 9781984801258
8. First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country
Thomas E. Ricks, Harper, $29.99, 9780062997456
9. The Answer Is . . .
Alex Trebek, S&S, $26, 9781982157999
10. This Will Make It Taste Good: A New Path to Simple Cooking
Vivian Howard, Voracious, $35, 9780316381123
11. The Deepest South of All: True Stories from Natchez, Mississippi
Richard Grant, S&S, $26, 9781501177828
12. The Splendid and the Vile
Erik Larson, Crown, $32, 9780385348713
13. Joe Biden: The Life, the Run, and What Matters Now
Evan Osnos, Scribner, $23, 9781982174026
14. The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Memoir of Friendship, Loyalty, and War
John "Chick" Donohue, J.T. Molloy, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062995469
15. Mosquito Supper Club: Cajun Recipes from a Disappearing Bayou
Melissa M. Martin, Artisan, $35, 9781579658472

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Olive, Again
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $18, 9780812986471
2. The Nickel Boys
Colson Whitehead, Anchor, $15.95, 9780345804341
3. Miss Benson's Beetle
Rachel Joyce, Dial Press, $18, 9780812996708
4. What Kind of Woman: Poems
Kate Baer, Harper Perennial, $17, 9780063008427
5. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
6. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
7. Ninth House
Leigh Bardugo, Flatiron Books, $17.99, 9781250751362
8. When No One Is Watching
Alyssa Cole, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062982650
9. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439
10. This Tender Land
William Kent Krueger, Atria, $17, 9781476749303
11. Homegoing
Yaa Gyasi, Vintage, $16.95, 9781101971062
12. Normal People
Sally Rooney, Hogarth, $17, 9781984822185
13. Shuggie Bain
Douglas Stuart, Grove Press, $17, 9780802148506
14. The Boy from the Woods
Harlan Coben, Grand Central, $16.99, 9781538748206
15. The Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead, Anchor, $16.95, 9780345804327

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. The Truths We Hold
Kamala Harris, Penguin, $18, 9780525560739
2. Braiding Sweetgrass
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $18, 9781571313560
3. The Four Agreements
Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $12.95, 9781878424310
4. White Fragility
Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415
5. The Yellow House
Sarah M. Broom, Grove Press, $17, 9780802149039
6. Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee
Casey Cep, Vintage, $16.95, 9781101972052
7. How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: Essays
Kiese Laymon, Scribner, $16, 9781982170820
8. The Color of Law
Richard Rothstein, Liveright, $17.95, 9781631494536
9. Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change
Stacey Abrams, Picador, $17, 9781250214805
10. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $17, 9780762447695
11. The Warmth of Other Suns
Isabel Wilkerson, Vintage, $17.95, 9780679763888
12. The Great Influenza
John M. Barry, Penguin, $19, 9780143036494
13. All About Love
bell hooks, Morrow, $15.99, 9780060959470
14. Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta
Richard Grant, S&S, $17, 9781476709642
15. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99, 9780062316110

MASS MARKET

1. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
2. The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
3. Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck, Penguin, $12, 9780140177398
4. The Way of Kings
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $9.99, 9780765365279
5. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
6. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780441172719
7. Pygmalion
George Bernard Shaw, S&S, $5.95, 9781416500407
8. Her Night with the Duke
Diana Quincy, Avon, $7.99, 9780062986795
9. One Good Deed
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781538750544
10. Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
Bobby Fischer, et al., Bantam, $8.99, 9780553263152

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Cozy
Jan Brett, G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780593109793
2. What We'll Build: Plans For Our Together Future
Oliver Jeffers, Philomel Books, $19.99, 9780593206751
3. Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice
Nikki Grimes, Laura Freeman (Illus.), Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781534462670
4. Kamala and Maya's Big Idea
Meena Harris, Ramírez González (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062937407
5. The Night Before Christmas
Clement C. Moore, Loren Long (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062869463
6. Unicorns Are the Worst!
Alex Willan, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781534453838
7. The Sweet Smell of Christmas
Patricia M. Scarry, J.P. Miller (Illus.), Golden Books, $9.99, 9780375826436
8. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
9. Peppa Pig and the Day of Giving Thanks
Candlewick, $12.99, 9781536216608
10. Attack of the Underwear Dragon
Scott Rothman, Pete Oswald (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780593119891

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The Ickabog
J K. Rowling, Scholastic, $26.99, 9781338732870
2. This Is Your Time
Ruby Bridges, Delacorte Books for Young Readers, $15.99, 9780593378526
3. Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $14.99, 9781419749094
4. Becoming Muhammad Ali
James Patterson, Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile (Illus.), jimmy patterson, $16.99, 9780316498166
5. New Kid
Jerry Craft, Harper, $12.99, 9780062691194
6. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780061992278
7. Twins
Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338236132
8. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.: Special Edition
Judy Blume, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $10.99, 9781534482425
9. Juliet Takes a Breath
Gabby Rivera, Penguin Young Readers, $17.99, 9780593108178
10. Wish
Barbara O'Connor, Square Fish, $7.99, 9781250144058

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End
Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $14.99, 9781419748684
2. Dog Man: Grime and Punishment
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338535624
3. Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, #1)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $5.99, 9780679824114
4. The Bad Guys in The One?! (The Bad Guys, #12)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic, $6.99, 9781338329506
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
6. Logan Likes Mary Anne! (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel, #8)
Ann M. Martin, Gale Galligan (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338304541
7. Dog Man: Fetch-22
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338323214
8. I Survived The California Wildfires, 2018 (I Survived #20)
Lauren Tarshis, Scholastic, $5.99, 9781338317442
9. The Tower of Nero (The Trials of Apollo, Book Five)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781484746455
10. The Princess in Black
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illus.), Candlewick, $6.99, 9780763678883