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The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, February 22, 2015. 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 Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594633669
2. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
3. A Spool of Blue Thread
Anne Tyler, Knopf, $25.95, 9781101874271
4. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
5. Trigger Warning
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062330260
6. The Whites
Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt, Holt, $28, 9780805093995
7. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95, 9780670024780
8. The Boston Girl
Anita Diamant, Scribner, $26, 9781439199350
9. My Sunshine Away
M.O. Walsh, Putnam Adult, $26.95, 9780399169526
10. Shark Skin Suite
Tim Dorsey, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062240019
11. Gray Mountain
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385537148
12. Redeployment
Phil Klay, Penguin Press, $26.95, 9781594204999
13. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
14. Descent
Tim Johnston, Algonquin, $25.95, 9781616203047
15. The Marauders
Tom Cooper, Crown, $26, 9780804140560

HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
3. The Motivation Manifesto
Brendon Burchard, Hay House, $19.99, 9781401948078
4. Killing Patton
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9780805096682
5. Yes Please
Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $28.99, 9780062268341
6. Leaving Before the Rains Come
Alexandra Fuller, Penguin Press, $26.95, 9781594205866
7. Believer
David Axelrod, Penguin Press, $35, 9781594205873
8. H Is for Hawk
Helen MacDonald, Grove Press, $26, 9780802123411
9. The Innovators
Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35, 9781476708690
10. Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story
Rick Bragg, Harper, $27.99, 9780062078223
11. The Mockingbird Next Door
Marja Mills, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594205194
12. Screening Room: Family Pictures
Alan Lightman, Pantheon, $25.95, 9780307379399
13. Buy, Hold, and Sell!
Ken Moraif, Wiley, $27.95, 9781118951491
14. Guinness World Records 2015
Guinness World Records, $28.95, 9781908843630
15. Make It Ahead
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307464880

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION


1. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616204518
2. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
3. The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99, 9781476729091
4. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $15, 9780553418026
5. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15, 9780553418361
6. The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758
7. The Paris Architect
Charles Belfoure, Sourcebooks Landmark, $14.99, 9781402294150
8. Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95, 9780804172073
9. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
10. The Son
Jo Nesbo, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345807243
11. My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609450786
12. The Lowland
Jhumpa Lahiri, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307278265
13. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062255662
14. Fifty Shades Darker
E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345803498
15. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION


1. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
2. American Sniper
Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Morrow, $15.99, 9780062376336
3. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16, 9780812987119
4. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9781101873441
5. The Heart of Everything That Is
Bob Drury, Tom Clavin, S&S, $17, 9781451654684
6. The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son
Pat Conroy, Dial Press, $16, 9780385343527
7. The Sixth Extinction
Elizabeth Kolbert, Picador USA, $16, 9781250062185
8. How to Travel the World on $50 a Day
Matt Kepnes, Perigee, $15, 9780399173288
9. We Should All Be Feminists
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $7.95, 9781101911761
10. A Brief History of Time
Stephen Hawking, Bantam, $18, 9780553380163
11. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $15, 9780399161940
12. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $16, 9780316056878
13. Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas
Rebecca Solnit, Rebecca Snedeker, University of California Press, $29.95, 9780520274044
14. Brain on Fire
Susannah Cahalan, S&S, $16, 9781451621389
15. Alan Turing: The Enigma
Andrew Hodges, Princeton University Press, $16.95, 9780691164724

MASS MARKET


1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
2. American Sniper
Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Harper, $9.99, 9780062376572
3. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345514400
4. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017
5. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487
6. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
7. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553390568
8. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
9. A Raisin in the Sun
Lorraine Hansberry, Vintage, $7.5, 9780679755333
10. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99, 9780553418354

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED


1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
3. Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $6.99, 9780547248288
4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $13.62, 9780399226908
5. Paddington
Michael Bond, R.W. Alley (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780062317193
6. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
7. Sam & Dave Dig a Hole
Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763662295
8. Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go
Richard Scarry, Golden, $15.99, 9780307157850
9. The Velveteen Rabbit
Margery Williams Bianco, William Nicholson (Illus.), Doubleday, $13.95, 9780385077255
10. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035

CHILDREN'S INTEREST


1. I Was Here
Gayle Forman, Viking, $18.99, 9780451471475
2. Looking for Alaska (Special 10th Anniversary Edition)
John Green, Dutton, $19.99, 9780525428022
3. Minecraft: Construction Handbook
Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545685177
4. If I Stay
Gayle Forman, Speak, $10.99, 9780147514530
5. The BFG
Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin, $7.99, 9780142410387
6. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99, 9780544340688
7. Zodiac
Romina Russell, Razorbill, $17.99, 9781595147400
8. Brown Girl Dreaming
Jacqueline Woodson, Nancy Paulsen Books, $16.99, 9780399252518
9. Red Queen
Victoria Aveyard, HarperTeen, $17.99, 9780062310637
10. Three Times Lucky
Sheila Turnage, Puffin, $7.99, 9780142426050

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES


1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711893
2. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810994737
4. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
James Dashner, Ember, $9.99, 9780385738767
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711329
6. The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Speak, $10.99, 9780142425831
7. Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545586177
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136
9. Fairest: Levana's Story (The Lunar Chronicles)
Marissa Meyer, Feiwel & Friends, $17.99, 9781250060556
10. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780385385206