Southern Indie Bestsellers

HARDCOVER FICTION


1. Go Set a Watchman
Harper Lee, Harper, $27.99, 9780062409850
2. The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594633669
3. Circling the Sun
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $28, 9780345534187
4. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
5. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 97803125772239780345534187

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. Dead Wake
Erik Larson, Crown, $28, 9780307408860
5. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159

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Let's be clear, Christopher Moore is not for the faint of heart.

But if you love wild imagination, hysterically funny and profane dialogue, multiple plot lines that weave together but allow lots of humorous and (did I mention) profane tangents – he's your guy.

Secondhand Souls is a sequel to A Dirty Job. I read SS without having read A Dirty Job with no confusion. But SS does give a few necessary spoilers from the earlier book. So if you have the leisure, do them in order.  

Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore (William Morrow & Company) Recommended by Rosemary at Quail Ridge Books Raleigh NC

 

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Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer's Search for Wonder in the Natural World  The fellowship at the Art Museum of Great Britain was too good for Dinah to pass up. She never expected that she’d find herself homesick and unhappy. With her husband Jonathan busy opening a London branch of his investment banking business and with her cousin Coleman home in New York struggling to get her second magazine up to speed, Dinah feels very much alone. Fortunately, she makes friends with Rachel Ransome and, through her, meets a member of the royal family. Things seem to be turning around…until Rachel comes under suspicion of the Palace Police, sweeping Dinah into her troubles.

Now Coleman needs to come to England to help as the source of Rachel’s difficulties becomes more apparent – and more vexing. Can the three women join forces to extricate themselves from a conflict that goes back centuries?

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On Katrina, ten years past.

In which Ms. Eudora Welty appreciates the time when Mr. William Maxwell did not have anything to say about her novel, the booksellers at TurnRow Book Company decide that the play's the thing, and Mr. John Grisham admits that losing an election was the best thing that could have happened to his literary career.

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Parapalooza!

Parapalooza

paragraphs worth spreading

Jamie Kornegay and Tiffany Quay Tyson

Jamie KornegayTiffany Quay Tyson

I learned to “shut up and listen.”

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SIBA Book Award

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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