Southern Indie Bestsellers

 

HARDCOVER FICTION


1. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
2. The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594633669
3. The Secret Wisdom of the Earth
Chris Scotton, Grand Central, $26, 9781455551927
4. Gray Mountain
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385537148
5. Descent
Tim Johnston, Algonquin, $25.95, 9781616203047

HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. Small Victories
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $22.95, 9781594486296
2. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
3. Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story
Jerry Lee Lewis, Rick Bragg, Harper, $27.99, 9780062078223
4. Yes Please
Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $28.99, 9780062268341
5. Killing Patton
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9780805096682

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Rachel's daily train commute takes her past the back yards of a residential street.

She loves to fantasize about the people who live there. At one house she often sees an attractive young couple on the patio. They seem so happy, so perfect. A few doors down is another house she dreads seeing, yet she cannot avert her eyes. It was her's. Now her ex lives there with his new wife -and child. 

This brilliantly crafted thriller draws you in as it reveals the complex interconnection of these characters' lives. The story is narrated in turns by three characters. Even though they are all females of roughly the same age, Hawkins has created such distinct voices that I always knew who was speaking and totally accepted each of them.

This is riveting,  intelligent writing. 


The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) Recommended by Samantha at Quail Ridge Books Raleigh NC
 

Okra Picks

Secret Wisdom of the EarthExplore a little-known story of the civil rights movement, in which black and white citizens in one Alabama city worked together nonviolently to end segregation.

Mention the civil rights era in Alabama, and most people recall images of terrible violence. But something different was happening in Huntsville. For the citizens of that city, creativity, courage, and cooperation were the keys to working together to integrate their city and schools in peace. In an engaging celebration of this lesser-known chapter in American and African-American history, author Hester Bass and illustrator E. B. Lewis show children how racial discrimination, bullying, and unfairness can be faced successfully with perseverance and ingenuity.

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On the art of using your time wisely.

In which old women have sharper eyes than young men, a community is known by its flotsam and jetsam, a writer wants readers to use their time wisely, and her ladyship, the editor finds herself unable to refuse little girls on her doorstep selling cookies.

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book

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Parapalooza!

Parapalooza

paragraphs worth spreading

Lalita Tademy

Lalita Tademy
“I worry about everything. As a writer, that’s my job.”

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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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