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The Southern Indie Bestseller List

Updated: Jan 25

Patti Callahan's ONCE UPON A WARDROBE Hardcover Fiction Category #15


THE SOUTHERN BOOKSELLER REVIEW

NOV 10, 2021


The Southern Indie Bestseller List


The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, November 7, 2021. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org.



Congratulations, Patti!



HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Lincoln Highway

Amor Towles, Viking, $30, 9780735222359

2. Cloud Cuckoo Land

Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $30, 9781982168438

3. The Judge's List

John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385546027

4. The Stranger in the Lifeboat

Mitch Albom, Harper, $23.99, 9780062888341

5. Oh William!

Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $27, 9780812989434

6. State of Terror

Louise Penny, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Simon & Schuster/St. Martin's Press, $30, 9781982173678

7. Our Country Friends

Gary Shteyngart, Random House, $28, 9781984855121

8. Crossroads

Jonathan Franzen, FSG, $30, 9780374181178

9. Bewilderment

Richard Powers, Norton, $27.95, 9780393881141

10. The Midnight Library

Matt Haig, Viking, $26, 9780525559474

11. Harlem Shuffle

Colson Whitehead, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385545136

12. Better Off Dead

Lee Child, Andrew Child, Delacorte Press, $28.99, 9781984818508

13. Silverview

John le Carré, Viking, $28, 9780593490594

14. A Time for Mercy

John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385545969

15. Once Upon a Wardrobe

Patti Callahan, Harper Muse, $24.99, 9780785251729


HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music

Dave Grohl, Dey Street Books, $29.99, 9780063076099

2. A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries (2003-2020)

David Sedaris, Little, Brown, $32, 9780316558792

3. Renegades: Born in the USA

Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen, Crown, $50, 9780593236314

4. Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty

Anderson Cooper, Katherine Howe, Harper, $30, 9780062964618

5. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

Isabel Wilkerson, Random House, $32, 9780593230251

6. Going There

Katie Couric, Little, Brown, $30, 9780316535861

7. Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could

Adam Schiff, Random House, $30, 9780593231524

8. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062976581

9. The President and the Freedom Fighter: Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Their Battle to Save America's Soul

Brian Kilmeade, Sentinel, $28, 9780525540571

10. Taste: My Life Through Food

Stanley Tucci, Gallery Books, $28, 9781982168018

11. Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America

John McWhorter, Portfolio, $28, 9780593423066

12. Under Jerusalem: The Buried History of the World's Most Contested City

Andrew Lawler, Doubleday, $32.5, 9780385546850

13. The Speckled Beauty: A Dog and His People

Rick Bragg, Knopf, $26, 9780525658818

14. The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present

Paul McCartney, Liveright, $100, 9781631492563

15. Lightning Down: A World War II Story of Survival

Tom Clavin, St. Martin's Press, $29.99, 9781250151261


TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Dune

Frank Herbert, Ace, $18, 9780593438374

2. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Taylor Jenkins Reid, Washington Square Press, $17, 9781501161933

3. The Song of Achilles

Madeline Miller, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062060624

4. It Ends with Us

Colleen Hoover, Atria, $16.99, 9781501110368

5. The Overstory

Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687

6. The Searcher

Tana French, Penguin, $18, 9780735224674

7. Christmas in Peachtree Bluff

Kristy Woodson Harvey, Gallery, $16.99, 9781982185206

8. Normal People

Sally Rooney, Hogarth, $17, 9781984822185

9. Circe

Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323

10. Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens, Putnam, $18, 9780735219106

11. The Guest List

Lucy Foley, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062868947

12. The Thursday Murder Club

Richard Osman, Penguin, $17, 9781984880987

13. The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $16.99, 9780062315007

14. Hamnet

Maggie O'Farrell, Vintage, $16.95, 9781984898876

15. Lore Olympus: Volume One

Rachel Smythe, Del Rey, $19.99, 9780593356074


TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $18, 9781571313560

2. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Timothy Snyder, Crown, $9.99, 9780804190114

3. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Penguin, $19, 9780143127741

4. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99, 9780062316110

5. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know

Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316299220

6. Where I Come From: Stories from the Deep South

Rick Bragg, Vintage, $17, 9780593310809

7. Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love: Recipes to Unlock the Secrets of Your Pantry, Fridge, and Freezer

Noor Murad, Yotam Ottolenghi, Clarkson Potter, $32, 9780593234365

8. The Best of Me

David Sedaris, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316242400

9. How to Forage for Mushrooms without Dying: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Identifying 29 Wild, Edible Mushrooms

Frank Hyman, Storey Publishing, $16.95, 9781635863321

10. The Great Influenza

John M. Barry, Penguin, $19, 9780143036494

11. Metropolis: A History of the City, Humankind's Greatest Invention

Ben Wilson, Anchor, $18, 9780525436331

12. The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move

Sonia Shah, Bloomsbury Publishing, $18, 9781635577860

13. The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Richard Rothstein, Liveright, $17.95, 9781631494536

14. White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415

15. Tacky: Love Letters to the Worst Culture We Have to Offer

Rax King, Vintage, $15.95, 9780593312728


MASS MARKET

1. Dune

Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780593438367

2. 1984

George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935

3. Dune Messiah

Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780593098233

4. Animal Farm

George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342

5. Children of Dune

Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780441104024

6. Foundation

Isaac Asimov, Spectra, $7.99, 9780553293357

7. The Name of the Wind

Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $10.99, 9780756404741

8. Small Gods

Terry Pratchett, Harper, $9.99, 9780062237378

9. The Eye of the World

Robert Jordan, Tor, $10.99, 9781250251466

10. The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Agatha Christie, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062984630


CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. The Smart Cookie

Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780063045408

2. Change Sings: A Children's Anthem

Amanda Gorman, Loren Long (Illus.), Viking Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780593203224

3. There's a Ghost In This House

Oliver Jeffers, Philomel Books, $27.99, 9780593466186

4. Aaron Slater, Illustrator

Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illus.), Abrams Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781419753961

5. Woodland Dance!

Sandra Boynton, Workman, $7.95, 9781523514687

6. Jungle Night

Sandra Boynton, Workman, $7.95, 9781523513604

7. Return of the Underwear Dragon

Scott Rothman, Pete Oswald (Illus.), Random House Studio, $17.99, 9780593119921

8. Five Little Thank-Yous

Cindy Jin, Dawn M. Cardona (Illus.), Little Simon, $7.99, 9781534451391

9. The Crayons' Christmas

Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Penguin Workshop, $19.99, 9780525515746

10. The Sweet Smell of Christmas

Patricia M. Scarry, J.P. Miller (Illus.), Golden Books, $9.99, 9780375826436


CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Daughter of the Deep

Rick Riordan, Disney-Hyperion, $19.99, 9781368077927

2. Gilded

Marissa Meyer, Feiwel & Friends, $19.99, 9781250618849

3. The Christmas Pig

J.K. Rowling, Jim Field (Illus.), Scholastic, $24.99, 9781338790238

4. New Kid

Jerry Craft, Quill Tree Books, $12.99, 9780062691194

5. One of Us Is Lying

Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9781524714680

6. Cat Kid Comic Club

Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338712766

7. We Were Liars

E. Lockhart, Ember, $10.99, 9780385741279

8. Pony

R.J. Palacio, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780553508116

9. Friends Forever

Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illus.), First Second, $12.99, 9781250317568

10. Smile: A Graphic Novel

Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338740264


CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot

Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $14.99, 9781419749155

2. Dog Man: Grime and Punishment

Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338535624

3. Dog Man: Fetch-22

Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338323214

4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780439064873

5. Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls

Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338236590

6. The Bad Guys in They're Bee-Hind You! (The Bad Guys, #14)

Aaron Blabey, Scholastic, $6.99, 9781338329544

7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427

8. Spy School at Sea

Stuart Gibbs, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781534479432

9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End

Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $14.99, 9781419748684

10. Terciel & Elinor (Old Kingdom)

Garth Nix, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780063049321




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