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The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, August 21, 2016. 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. The Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385542364
2. Truly Madly Guilty
Liane Moriarty, Flatiron, $26.99, 9781250069795
3. The Woman in Cabin 10
Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, $26, 9781501132933
4. The Girls
Emma Cline, Random House, $27, 9780812998603
5. The Last Days of Night
Graham Moore, Random House, $28, 9780812988901
6. The Black Widow
Daniel Silva, Harper, $27.99, 9780062320223
7. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
8. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
9. Bright, Precious Days
Jay McInerney, Knopf, $27.95, 9781101948002
10. Three Sisters, Three Queens
Philippa Gregory, Touchstone, $27.99, 9781476758572
11. First Comes Love
Emily Giffin, Ballantine, $28, 9780345546920
12. Before the Fall
Noah Hawley, Grand Central, $26, 9781455561780
13. Smooth Operator
Stuart Woods, Parnell Hall, Putnam, $28, 9780399185267
14. Behind Closed Doors
B.A. Paris, St. Martin's, $25.99, 9781250121004
15. The Nest
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, Ecco, $26.99, 9780062414212

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Hillbilly Elegy
J.D. Vance, Harper, $27.99, 9780062300546
2. The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo
Amy Schumer, Gallery, $28, 9781501139888
3. When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi, Random House, $25, 9780812988406
4. Armageddon
Dick Morris, Eileen McGann, Humanix, $24.99, 9781630060589
5. The View From the Cheap Seats
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062262264
6. American Heiress
Jeffrey Toobin, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385536714
7. White Trash
Nancy Isenberg, Viking, $28, 9780670785971
8. Hamilton: The Revolution
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter, Grand Central, $45, 9781455539741
9. How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything
Rosa Brooks, S&S, $29.95, 9781476777863
10. Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Patriots
David Fisher, Holt, $35, 9781627797894
11. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
12. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $24, 9780812993547
13. Grit
Angela Duckworth, Scribner, $28, 9781501111105
14. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
15. The Rainbow Comes and Goes
Anderson Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt, Harper, $27.99, 9780062454942

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $16, 9781594634024
2. After You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143108863
3. A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781476738024
4. My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609450786
5. The Alchemist (25th Anniversary Edition)
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $16.99, 9780062315007
6. The Little Paris Bookshop
Nina George, Broadway, $16, 9780553418798
7. In a Dark, Dark Wood
Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, $16, 9781501112331
8. Circling the Sun
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $16, 9780345534200
9. The Lake House
Kate Morton, Washington Square Press, $17, 9781451649352
10. The Sympathizer
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Grove Press, $16, 9780802124944
11. Rogue Lawyer
John Grisham, Bantam, $17, 9781101967669
12. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143109464
13. Milk and Honey
Rupi Kaur, Andrews McMeel, $14.99, 9781449474256
14. The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $17, 9781451681758
15. The Girl in the Spider's Web
David Lagercrantz, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, $16.95, 9781101872000

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
2. Alexander Hamilton
Ron Chernow, Penguin, $20, 9780143034759
3. Dead Wake
Erik Larson, Broadway, $17, 9780307408877
4. H Is for Hawk
Helen Macdonald, Grove Press, $16, 9780802124739
5. Barbarian Days
William Finnegan, Penguin, $17, 9780143109396
6. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
7. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
8. Modern Romance
Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg, Penguin, $17, 9780143109259
9. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812984965
10. The Wright Brothers
David McCullough, S&S, $17, 9781476728759
11. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695
12. Clinton Cash
Peter Schweizer, Harper, $16.99, 9780062369291
13. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062301673
14. Magical Jungle
Johanna Basford, Penguin, $16.95, 9780143109006
15. Yuge!
G.B. Trudeau, Andrews McMeel, $14.99, 9781449481339

MASS MARKET

1. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
2. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
3. Rogue Lawyer
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780553393484
4. X
Sue Grafton, Putnam, $9.99, 9781101981870
5. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781455538966
6. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487
7. Hamlet
William Shakespeare, Washington Square Press, $5.99, 9780743477123
8. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99, 9780756404741
9. The Inferno
Dante Alighieri, Signet Classics, $5.95, 9780451531391
10. Make Me
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780804178792

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. Last Stop on Market Street
Matt de la Pena, Christian Robinson (Illus.), Putnam, $16.99, 9780399257742
3. The Day the Crayons Came Home
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $18.99, 9780399172755
4. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
6. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.99, 9780060254926
7. The Kissing Hand
Audrey Penn, Ruth E.Harper, Nancy M. Leak (Illus.), Tanglewood, $17.95, 9781933718002
8. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
9. Mother Bruce
Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781484730881
10. Baby Night-Night
Kate Merritt, Workman, $5.95, 9780761181828

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375869020
2. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
3. The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781484732748
4. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Aladdin, $7.99, 9781416936473
5. The BFG
Roald Dahl, Puffin, $7.99, 9781101997697
6. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99, 9780544340688
7. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Judy Blume, Puffin, $6.99, 9780142408810
8. Minecraft: The Survivors' Book of Secrets
Stephanie Milton, Del Rey, $9.99, 9780399593208
9. The Fourteenth Goldfish
Jennifer L. Holm, Yearling, $7.99, 9780375871146
10. The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780060530945

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One & Two
J.K. Rowling, et al., Arthur A. Levine Books, $29.99, 9781338099133
2. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $11.99, 9781594749025
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
4. Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $18.99, 9781594747588
5. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
6. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780439064873
7. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780439136365
8. The Land of Stories: An Author's Odyssey
Chris Colfer, Little Brown, $19.99, 9780316383295
9. Pete the Cat: Sir Pete the Brave (I Can Read! Series)
James Dean, Harper, $3.99, 9780062404213
10. The Thank You Book (Elephant & Piggie)
Mo Willems, Disney/Hyperion, $9.99, 9781423178286