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Southern Indie Bestsellers 9/22/2019

Southern Bestsellers for the week ending 9/22/2019

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and SIBA, for the week ending Sunday, September 22, 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. The Institute
Stephen King, Scribner, $30, 9781982110567
4. A Better Man
Louise Penny, Minotaur, $28.99, 9781250066213
5. The Nickel Boys
Colson Whitehead, Doubleday, $24.95, 9780385537070
6. The Girl Who Lived Twice
David Lagercrantz, Knopf, $27.95, 9780451494344
7. The Secrets We Kept
Lara Prescott, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525656159
8. Quichotte
Salman Rushdie, Random House, $28, 9780593132982
9. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
Ocean Vuong, Penguin Press, $26, 9780525562023
10. Circe
Madeline Miller, Little Brown, $27, 9780316556347
11. This Tender Land
William Kent Krueger, Atria, $27, 9781476749297
12. The Silent Patient
Alex Michaelides, Celadon Books, $26.99, 9781250301697
13. Chances Are . . .
Richard Russo, Knopf, $26.95, 9781101947746
14. City of Girls
Elizabeth Gilbert, Riverhead Books, $28, 9781594634734
15. Red at the Bone
Jacqueline Woodson, Riverhead Books, $26, 9780525535270

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Talking to Strangers
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $30, 9780316478526
2. Educated
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
3. Permanent Record
Edward Snowden, Metropolitan Books, $30, 9781250237231
4. The Pioneers
David McCullough, S&S, $30, 9781501168680
5. How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi, One World, $27, 9780525509288
6. That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea
Marc Randolph, Little Brown, $29, 9780316530200
7. How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems
Randall Munroe, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780525537090
8. Call Sign Chaos
Jim Mattis, Bing West, Random House, $28, 9780812996838
9. Becoming
Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9781524763138
10. She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement
Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey, Penguin Press, $28, 9780525560340
11. The Education of an Idealist
Samantha Power, Dey Street Books, $29.99, 9780062820693
12. Is There Still Sex in the City?
Candace Bushnell, Grove Press, $26, 9780802147264
13. The Meritocracy Trap: How America's Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite
Daniel Markovits, Penguin Press, $30, 9780735221994
14. The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution
Eric Foner, Norton, $26.95, 9780393652574
15. Three Women
Lisa Taddeo, Avid Reader Press/S&S, $27, 9781451642292

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
2. The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood, Anchor, $15.95, 9780525435006
3. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman, Penguin, $16, 9780735220690
4. The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155
5. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Back Bay, $20, 9780316055444
6. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $17, 9780735224315
7. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439
8. The Woman in the Window
A.J. Finn, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062678423
9. Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate, Ballantine, $17, 9780425284704
10. There There
Tommy Orange, Vintage, $16, 9780525436140
11. The Witch Elm
Tana French, Penguin, $17, 9780735224643
12. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, S&S, $15.99, 9781451673319
13. My Sister, the Serial Killer
Oyinkan Braithwaite, Anchor, $14.95, 9780525564201
14. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $17, 9781501173219
15. The Paris Orphan
Natasha Lester, Forever, $16.99, 9781538764893

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780399588198
2. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062316110
3. Calypso
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17.99, 9780316392426
4. The Spy and the Traitor
Ben Macintyre, Broadway Books, $18, 9781101904213
5. Dopesick
Beth Macy, Back Bay, $17.99, 9780316551304
6. How to Change Your Mind
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $18, 9780735224155
7. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Yuval Noah Harari, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780525512196
8. Evicted
Matthew Desmond, Broadway, $17, 9780553447453
9. I'll Be Gone in the Dark
Michelle McNamara, Harper Perennial, $17.99, 9780062319791
10. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695
11. The Husband Hunters: American Heiresses Who Married into the British Aristocracy
Anne de Courcy, St. Martin's Griffin, $17.99, 9781250164605
12. Code Girls
Liza Mundy, Hachette, $16.99, 9780316352543
13. The Four Agreements
Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $12.95, 9781878424310
14. The Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin' Dixie Outta the Dark
Trae Crowder, et al., Atria, $16, 9781501160400
15. The 48 Laws of Power
Robert Greene, Penguin, $25, 9780140280197

MASS MARKET

1. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
2. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316055420
3. American Gods
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062572110
4. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
5. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977
6. The Shining
Stephen King, Anchor, $8.99, 9780307743657
7. Hamlet
William Shakespeare, S&S, $5.99, 9780743477123
8. Macbeth
William Shakespeare, S&S, $5.99, 9780743477109
9. A Delicate Touch
Stuart Woods, Putnam, $9.99, 9780735219267
10. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. Room on the Broom
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Puffin, $7.99, 9780142501122
3. Dinosnores
Sandra Boynton, Workman, $6.95, 9781523508136
4. Llama Llama Mess Mess Mess
Anna Dewdney, Reed Duncan, Viking Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780670016440
5. The Scarecrow
Beth Ferry, The Fan Brothers (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062475763
6. Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You
Sonia Sotomayor, Rafael López (Illus.), Philomel Books, $17.99, 9780525514121
7. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803736801
8. Hey Grandude!
Paul McCartney, Kathryn Durst (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780525648673
9. The Itsy Bitsy Spider
Maddie Frost, Workman, $5.95, 9781523505098
10. Trick or Treat, Little Critter
Mercer Mayer, Random House Books for Young Readers, $6.99, 9781984830715

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Guts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9780545852500
2. Best Friends
Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illus.), First Second, $12.99, 9781250317469
3. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350
4. My Jasper June
Laurel Snyder, Walden Pond Press, $16.99, 9780062836625
5. Saving Fable
Scott Reintgen, Crown Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9780525646686
6. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545132060
7. Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation
Stuart Gibbs, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781534424760
8. Refugee
Alan Gratz, Scholastic, $16.99, 9780545880831
9. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal
Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $13.99, 9781419740275
10. The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
Stacy McAnulty, Yearling, $7.99, 9781524767600

CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338236590
2. The Last Kids on Earth and the Midnight Blade
Max Brallier, Douglas Holgate, Viking Books for Young Readers, $13.99, 9780425292112
3. The Last Kids on Earth
Max Brallier, Douglas Holgate (Illus.), Viking Books for Young Readers, $13.99, 9780670016617
4. Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $9.99, 9780545935210
5. Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $9.99, 9780545935173
6. Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People: Color Edition
Dav Pilkey, Scholastic, $9.99, 9781338271515
7. Dog Man Unleashed
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $9.99, 9780545935203
8. Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, #1)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $5.99, 9780679824114
9. The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire, Book 1)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic, $6.99, 9780545349239
10. Ivy and Bean (Ivy & Bean, #1)
Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Chronicle, $5.99, 9780811849098