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The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, February 21, 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.

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Hardcover Fiction

1. A Court of Silver Flames
Sarah J. Maas, Bloomsbury Publishing, $28, 9781681196282
2. The Four Winds
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin’s, $28.99, 9781250178602
3. The Vanishing Half
Brit Bennett, Riverhead Books, $27, 9780525536291
4. The Midnight Library
Matt Haig, Viking, $26, 9780525559474
5. Hamnet
Maggie O’Farrell, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525657606
6. The Paris Library
Janet Skeslien Charles, Atria, $28, 9781982134198
7. The Unwilling
John Hart, St. Martin’s, $27.99, 9781250167729
8. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
V.E. Schwab, Tor, $26.99, 9780765387561
9. The Sanatorium
Sarah Pearse, Pamela Dorman Books, $27, 9780593296677
10. Anxious People
Fredrik Backman, Atria, $28, 9781501160837
11. The Witch’s Heart
Genevieve Gornichec, Ace, $26, 9780593099940
12. American Dirt
Jeanine Cummins, Flatiron Books, $27.99, 9781250209764
13. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
14. My Year Abroad
Chang-rae Lee, Riverhead Books, $28, 9781594634574
15. The Children’s Blizzard
Melanie Benjamin, Delacorte Press, $28, 9780399182280

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Caste
Isabel Wilkerson, Random House, $32, 9780593230251
2. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062976581
3. Just as I Am
Cicely Tyson, Harper, $28.99, 9780062931061
4. How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need
Bill Gates, Knopf, $26.95, 9780385546133
5. The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together
Heather McGhee, One World, $28, 9780525509561
6. Let Me Tell You What I Mean
Joan Didion, Knopf, $23, 9780593318485
7. A Swim in a Pond in the Rain
George Saunders, Random House, $28, 9781984856029
8. Keep Sharp
Sanjay Gupta, M.D., S&S, $28, 9781501166730
9. Untamed
Glennon Doyle, The Dial Press, $28, 9781984801258
10. Where I Come From
Rick Bragg, Knopf, $26.95, 9780593317785
11. Think Again
Adam Grant, Viking, $28, 9781984878106
12. Four Hundred Souls
Ibram X. Kendi, Keisha N. Blain (Eds.), One World, $32, 9780593134047
13. Greenlights
Matthew McConaughey, Crown, $30, 9780593139134
14. A Promised Land
Barack Obama, Crown, $45, 9781524763169
15. Love is the Way
Bishop Michael Curry, Sara Grace, Avery, $27, 9780525543039

Trade Paperback Fiction

1. Circe
Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323
2. Shuggie Bain
Douglas Stuart, Grove Press, $17, 9780802148506
3. Deacon King Kong
James McBride, Riverhead Books, $17, 9780735216730
4. The Dutch House
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $17, 9780062963680
5. Writers & Lovers
Lily King, Grove Press, $17, 9780802148544
6. Apeirogon
Colum McCann, Random House, $18, 9780812981933
7. The House in the Cerulean Sea
TJ Klune, Tor, $18.99, 9781250217318
8. The Song of Achilles
Madeline Miller, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062060624
9. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
10. The Glass Hotel
Emily St. John Mandel, Vintage, $16.95, 9780525562948
11. Then She Was Gone
Lisa Jewell, Atria, $16, 9781501154652
12. The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $16.99, 9780062315007
13. Bridgerton: The Duke and I
Julia Quinn, Avon, $16.99, 9780063078901
14. A Discovery of Witches
Deborah Harkness, Penguin, $18, 9780143119685
15. The Queen’s Gambit
Walter Tevis, Vintage, $16.95, 9780593314654

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

1. Wilmington’s Lie
David Zucchino, Grove Press, $18, 9780802148650
2. The Body Keeps the Score
Bessel van der Kolk, Penguin, $19, 9780143127741
3. The Body
Bill Bryson, Anchor Books, $17, 9780804172721
4. It Came from Memphis
Robert Gordon, Third Man Books, $19.95, 9781733350150
5. On Tyranny
Timothy Snyder, Tim Duggan Books, $9.99, 9780804190114
6. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, One World, $18, 9780399588198
7. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99, 9780062316110
8. The Yellow House
Sarah M. Broom, Grove Press, $17, 9780802149039
9. Hotel Scarface
Roben Farzad, Berkley, $17, 9780399583254
10. The Warmth of Other Suns
Isabel Wilkerson, Vintage, $17.95, 9780679763888
11. Killers of the Flower Moon
David Grann, Vintage, $16.95, 9780307742483
12. The Color of Law
Richard Rothstein, Liveright, $17.95, 9781631494536
13. The Constitution of the United States and The Declaration of Independence
Delegates of The Constitutional Convention, Racehorse, $1.99, 9781631581489
14. The Gulf
Jack E. Davis, Liveright, $17.95, 9781631494024
15. Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High
Kerry Patterson, et al., McGraw-Hill, $20, 9780071771320

Mass Market Paperback

1. Bridgerton: The Duke and I
Julia Quinn, Avon, $9.99, 9780063078697
2. Bridgerton: The Viscount Who Loved Me
Julia Quinn, Avon, $8.99, 9780062353641
3. Bridgerton: An Offer From a Gentleman
Julia Quinn, Avon, $8.99, 9780062353658
4. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780441172719
5. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
6. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
7. The Hound of the Baskervilles
Arthur Conan Doyle, Signet, $4.95, 9780451528018
8. Bridgerton: On the Way to the Wedding
Julia Quinn, Avon, $8.99, 9780062353818
9. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.99, 9780345391803
10. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Pocket, $6.99, 9781982146702

Children’s Illustrated

1. Ambitious Girl
Meena Harris, Marissa Valdez (Illus.), Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316229692
2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
3. I Am Every Good Thing
Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illus.), Nancy Paulsen Books, $17.99, 9780525518778
4. Antiracist Baby
Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illus.), Kokila, $8.99, 9780593110508
5. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), $8.99, 9780805047905
6. Dream Big, Little One
Vashti Harrison, LB Kids, $8.99, 9780316475099
7. Pet
Matthew Van Fleet, Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, $21.99, 9781534482470
8. Champ and Major: First Dogs
Joy McCullough, Sheyda Abvabi Best (Illus.), Dial Books, $17.99, 9780593407141
9. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307120007
10. Margaret’s Unicorn
Briony May Smith, Schwartz & Wade, $17.99, 9781984896537

Children’s Interest

1. Cat Kid Comic Club
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338712766
2. Concrete Rose
Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $19.99, 9780062846716
3. Turtle in Paradise
Jennifer L. Holm, Yearling, $7.99, 9780375836909
4. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Ember, $10.99, 9780385741279
5. Ground Zero
Alan Gratz, Scholastic Press, $17.99, 9781338245752
6. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder
Holly Jackson, Ember, $10.99, 9781984896391
7. Bud, Not Buddy
Christopher Paul Curtis, Yearling, $8.99, 9780440413288
8. Twins
Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338236132
9. Salt to the Sea
Ruta Sepetys, Penguin, $11.99, 9780142423622
10. Ghosts
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540629

Children’s Series

1. Escaping Ordinary (Talespinners, #2)
Scott Reintgen, Crown Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9780525646723
2. Claudia and the New Girl (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel, #9)
Ann M. Martin, Gabriela Epstein (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338304572
3. Who Is Kamala Harris? (Who Was/Is…?)
Kirsten Anderson, Manuel Gutierrez (Illus.), Penguin Workshop, $4.99, 9780593384480
4. The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)
Holly Black, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9780316310314
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End
Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $14.99, 9781419748684
6. Dog Man: Grime and Punishment
Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338535624
7. Nyxia (Nyxia Triad, Book 1)
Scott Reintgen, Ember, $10.99, 9780399556821
8. The Dark Secret (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel, #4)
Tui T. Sutherland, Mike Holmes (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338344219
9. Max and the Midknights: Battle of the Bodkins
Lincoln Peirce, Crown Books for Young Readers, $13.99, 9780593125908
10. Tristan Strong Destroys the World (Tristan Strong, Book 2)
Kwame Mbalia, Rick Riordan Presents, $17.99, 9781368042383

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