The Southern Indie Bestseller List

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and SIBA, for the week ending Sunday, November 27, 2022. 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. Demon Copperhead
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $32.50, 9780063251922
2. The Boys from Biloxi
John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385548922
3. Lessons in Chemistry
Bonnie Garmus, Doubleday, $29, 9780385547345
4. The Passenger
Cormac McCarthy, Knopf, $30, 9780307268990
5. Now Is Not the Time to Panic
Kevin Wilson, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062913500
6. Horse
Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $28, 9780399562969
7. Our Missing Hearts
Celeste Ng, Penguin Press, $29, 9780593492543
8. Fairy Tale
Stephen King, Scribner, $32.50, 9781668002179
9. No Plan B
Lee Child, Andrew Child, Delacorte Press, $28.99, 9781984818546
10. Foster
Claire Keegan, Grove Press, $20, 9780802160140
11. Mad Honey
Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Ballantine, $29.99, 9781984818386
12. Galatea: A Short Story
Madeline Miller, Ecco, $12, 9780063280519
13. Liberation Day
George Saunders, Random House, $28, 9780525509592
14. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Gabrielle Zevin, Knopf, $28, 9780593321201
15. We Are the Light
Matthew Quick, Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster, $27.99, 9781668005422
 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION 
1. The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times
Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9780593237465
2. And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle
Jon Meacham, Random House, $40, 9780553393965
3. I'm Glad My Mom Died
Jennette McCurdy, Simon & Schuster, $27.99, 9781982185824
4. The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human
Siddhartha Mukherjee, Scribner, $32.50, 9781982117351
5. Go-To Dinners: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9781984822789
6. Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story
Bono, Knopf, $34, 9780525521044
7. The Philosophy of Modern Song
Bob Dylan, Simon & Schuster, $45, 9781451648706
8. Smitten Kitchen Keepers: New Classics for Your Forever Files
Deb Perelman, Knopf, $35, 9780593318782
9. The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams
Stacy Schiff, Little, Brown, $35, 9780316441117
10. So Help Me God
Mike Pence, Simon & Schuster, $35, 9781982190330
11. Happy-Go-Lucky
David Sedaris, Little, Brown, $29, 9780316392457
12. Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir
Matthew Perry, Flatiron Books, $29.99, 9781250866448
13. Taste: My Life Through Food
Stanley Tucci, Gallery Books, $28, 9781982168018
14. The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in World War II
Buzz Bissinger, Harper, $32.50, 9780062879929
15. A Book of Days
Patti Smith, Random House, $28.99, 9780593448540
 
TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 
1. It Starts with Us
Colleen Hoover, Atria, $17.99, 9781668001226
2. It Ends with Us
Colleen Hoover, Atria, $16.99, 9781501110368
3. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $18, 9780593540480
4. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Washington Square Press, $17, 9781501161933
5. A Court of Thorns and Roses
Sarah J. Maas, Bloomsbury Publishing, $18, 9781635575569
6. The Thursday Murder Club
Richard Osman, Penguin, $17, 9781984880987
7. Legends & Lattes
Travis Baldree, Tor, $17.99, 9781250886088
8. Cloud Cuckoo Land
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $20, 9781982168445
9. Ugly Love
Colleen Hoover, Atria, $16.99, 9781476753188
10. The Silent Patient
Alex Michaelides, Celadon Books, $17.99, 9781250301703
11. Project Hail Mary
Andy Weir, Ballantine, $20, 9780593135228
12. Klara and the Sun
Kazuo Ishiguro, Vintage, $16.95, 9780593311295
13. The Song of Achilles
Madeline Miller, Ecco, $17.99, 9780062060624
14. Book Lovers
Emily Henry, Berkley, $17, 9780593334836
15. Hamnet
Maggie O'Farrell, Vintage, $16.95, 9781984898876
 
TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 
1. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $20, 9781571313560
2. These Precious Days: Essays
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $18, 9780063092792
3. All About Love: New Visions
bell hooks, Morrow, $16.99, 9780060959470
4. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Penguin, $19, 9780143127741
5. A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries (2003-2020)
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316270182
6. Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law
Mary Roach, Norton, $16.95, 9781324036128
7. The Book of Delights: Essays
Ross Gay, Algonquin Books, $17.99, 9781643753287
8. Christmas Ideals 2022
Melinda Lee Rathjen, Ideals, $12.99, 9781546002314
9. The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World 
Tim Marshall, Scribner, $18.99, 9781982178635
10. The Best American Essays 2022
Alexander Chee, Robert Atwan (Eds.), Mariner, $17.99, 9780358658870
11. The Lost Colony Murder on the Outer Banks: Seeking Justice for Brenda Joyce Holland
John Railey, History Press, $21.99, 9781467147392
12. Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty
Anderson Cooper, Katherine Howe, Harper, $18.99, 9780062964625
13. The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316296816
14. In the Dream House: A Memoir
Carmen Maria Machado, Graywolf Press, $16, 9781644450383
15. The 48 Laws of Power
Robert Greene, Penguin, $26, 9780140280197
 
MASS MARKET 
1. All Quiet on the Western Front
Erich Maria Remarque, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780449213940
2. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
3. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780593438367
4. Carrie
Stephen King, Anchor, $8.99, 9780307743664
5. The Slow Regard of Silent Things
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $10.99, 9780756411329
6. Fire & Blood
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780593598016
7. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
8. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
9. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
10. The Christmas Bookshop
Jenny Colgan, Avon, $9.99, 9780063252141
 
CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED 
1. Moo, Baa, Fa La La La La!
Sandra Boynton, Boynton Bookworks, $6.99, 9781665914352
2. Green Is for Christmas
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel Books, $9.99, 9780593353387
3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Dr. Seuss, Random House Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780593434383
4. Jan Brett's The Nutcracker
Jan Brett, G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780593109823
5. The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster!
Mo Willems, Union Square Kids, $17.99, 9781454946861
6. Yetis Are the Worst!
Alex Willan, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781665921770
7. Creepy Crayon!
Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illus.), Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781534465886
8. The Christmas Book Flood
Emily Kilgore, Kitty Moss (Illus.), Farrar, Straus and Giroux BYR, $18.99, 9780374388997
9. The Sour Grape
Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illus.), Harper, $19.99, 9780063045415
10. I'm So Glad You Were Born: Celebrating Who You Are
Ainsley Earhardt, Kim Barnes (Illus.), Zonderkidz, $18.99, 9780310777021
 
CHILDREN'S INTEREST 
1. Two Degrees
Alan Gratz, Scholastic Press, $17.99, 9781338735673
2. Odder
Katherine Applegate, Charles Santoso (Illus.), Feiwel & Friends, $16.99, 9781250147424
3. Bloodmarked
Tracy Deonn, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9781534441637
4. Legendborn
Tracy Deonn, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $13.99, 9781534441613
5. Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories
Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $14.99, 9781419756979
6. A Rover's Story
Jasmine Warga, Balzer + Bray, $17.99, 9780063113923
7. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Ember, $10.99, 9780385741279
8. Island of Spies
Sheila Turnage, Dial Books, $18.99, 9780735231252
9. Because of Winn-Dixie
Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, $8.99, 9781536214352
10. The First to Die at the End
Adam Silvera, Quill Tree Books, $19.99, 9780063240803
 
CHILDREN'S SERIES TITLES 
1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Diper Överlöde
Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $14.99, 9781419762949
2. InvestiGators: Heist and Seek
John Patrick Green, First Second, $10.99, 9781250849885
3. A Good Girl's Guide to Murder
Holly Jackson, Ember, $10.99, 9781984896391
4. Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose (Cat Kid Comic Club, #3)
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338801941
5. The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys, #1)
Aaron Blabey, Scholastic, $5.99, 9780545912402
6. The Summer I Turned Pretty
Jenny Han, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $11.99, 9781665922074
7. We'll Always Have Summer (The Summer I Turned Pretty)
Jenny Han, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $11.99, 9781416995593
8. It's Not Summer Without You (The Summer I Turned Pretty)
Jenny Han, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $11.99, 9781416995562
9. Stellarlune (Keeper of the Lost Cities, #9)
Shannon Messenger, Aladdin, $21.99, 9781534438521
10. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, #1)
Rick Riordan, Disney-Hyperion, $8.99, 9781368051477
 
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