Southern Indie Bestsellers

HARDCOVER FICTION


1. Go Set a Watchman
Harper Lee, Harper, $27.99, 9780062409850
2. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
3. The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594633669
4. The English Spy
Daniel Silva, Harper, $27.99, 9780062320131
5. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223

HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $24, 9780812993547
2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
3. The Wright Brothers
David McCullough, S&S, $30, 9781476728742
4. The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America
Arthur Brooks, Broadside, $27.99, 9780062319753
5. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159

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Edgar, aka Eggert Furst, aka Comrade Parts, is one of the most intriguing and pathetic villains I've come across.

Okasanen's latest novel, like her international best-seller Purge, delves into the political tumult of little-known Estonia, where the overly ambitious Edgar adopts a new identity, while selling out his friends and colleagues, with each regime swing between the Red Army and the Nazis.

His total lack of conscience and increasing paranoia of exposure by the two people who know him – his alcoholic estranged wife and his freedom-fighting cousin Roland – add just the right hint of dark comedy.

When the Doves Disappeared by Sofi Oksanen (Knopf Publishing Group) Recommended by Vicki at Quail Ridge Books Raleigh NC

 

 

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Ruthless
A spine-tingling debut about the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse in reverse as a teen struggles to retain hope--and her sanity--while on the run from a cunning and determined killer. 

Ruth Carver has always competed like her life depends on it. Ambitious. Tough. Maybe even mean. It's no wonder people call her Ruthless. 

When she wakes up with a concussion in the bed of a moving pickup trick, she realizes she has been entered into a contest she can't afford to lose. 

At a remote, rotting cabin deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ruth's blindfold comes off and she comes face-to-face with her captor. A man who believes his mission is to punish bad girls like Ruth. A man who has done this six times before. 

The other girls were never heard from again, but Ruth won't go down easy. She escapes into the wilderness, but her hunter is close at her heels. That's when the real battle begins. That's when Ruth must decides just how far she'll go in order to survive. 

Back home, they called her Ruthless. They had no idea just how right they were.

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Once upon a time two ladies opened a bookstore...

In which two nice ladies decide to open a bookstore and live happily ever after, a flag comes down and a new dawn rises, and Mr. Wiley Cash discovers that Jim Morrison was a terrible poet.

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book

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Laura Lane McNeal & Patti Callahan Henry

Laura Lane McNealPatti Callahan Henry

"Each story asks a question"

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SIBA Book Award


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Southern Indie Lit Crossword Puzzle Book

The Southern Indie Lit Crossword Puzzle Book

How well do you know your Southern lit? We dare you to use a pen on these crossword puzzles, each inspired by one of the winning titles of the SIBA Book Award, honoring ten years of the very best in Southern literature as chosen by the people who would know...Southern Independent Booksellers! A great gift for your book club, for puzzle-lovers, and anyone who loves Southern literature. $9.95 paperback. Available at Southern Indie Bookstores.

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