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The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, May 22, 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. Everybody's Fool
Richard Russo, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307270641
2. The Weekenders
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9781250065940
3. The Fireman
Joe Hill, Morrow, $28.99, 9780062200631
4. The Nest
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, Ecco, $26.99, 9780062414212
5. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
6. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
okra7. Redemption Road
John Hart, Thomas Dunne Books, $27.99, 9780312380366
8. The Last Mile
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $29, 9781455586455
9. LaRose
Louise Erdrich, Harper, $27.99, 9780062277022
10. Everyone Brave Is Forgiven
Chris Cleave, S&S, $26.99, 9781501124372
11. Zero K
Don DeLillo, Scribner, $27, 9781501135392
12. The Swans of Fifth Avenue
Melanie Benjamin, Delacorte, $28, 9780345528698
13. My Name Is Lucy Barton
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $26, 9781400067695
14. The After Party
Anton DiSclafani, Riverhead, $26, 9781594633164
15. Lilac Girls
Martha Hall Kelly, Ballantine, $26, 9781101883075

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. The Rainbow Comes and Goes
Anderson Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt, Harper, $27.99, 9780062454942
2. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Carlo Rovelli, Riverhead, $18, 9780399184413
3. The Gene: An Intimate History
Siddhartha Mukherjee, Scribner, $32, 9781476733500
4. When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi, Random House, $25, 9780812988406
5. Valiant Ambition
Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking, $30, 9780525426783
okra6. Dimestore: A Writer's Life
Lee Smith, Algonquin, $24.95, 9781616205027
7. The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler's U-Boats
William Geroux, Viking, $28, 9780525428152
8. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
9. Lab Girl
Hope Jahren, Knopf, $26.95, 9781101874936
10. Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon
Bronwen Dickey, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307961761
11. The Abundance
Annie Dillard, Ecco, $25.99, 9780062432971
12. The Bridge Ladies: A Memoir
Betsy Lerner, Harper Wave, $25.99, 9780062354464
13. Shoe Dog
Phil Knight, Scribner, $29, 9781501135910
14. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $24, 9780812993547
15. Hold Still
Sally Mann, Little Brown, $32, 9780316247764

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781476738024
2. The Sympathizer
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Grove Press, $16, 9780802124944
3. My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609450786
4. A Spool of Blue Thread
Anne Tyler, Ballantine, $16, 9780553394399
5. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143109464
6. The Little Paris Bookshop
Nina George, Broadway, $16, 9780553418798
7. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781501115073
8. A Little Life
Hanya Yanagihara, Anchor, $17, 9780804172707
siba book award finalist9. Go Set a Watchman
Harper Lee, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062409867
10. In the Unlikely Event
Judy Blume, Vintage, $15.95, 9781101873984
11. Luckiest Girl Alive
Jessica Knoll, S&S, $15.99, 9781476789644
12. All the Single Ladies
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $15.99, 9780062132581
siba book award finalist13. My Sunshine Away
M.O. Walsh, Putnam, $16, 9780425278109
14. A Lowcountry Wedding
Mary Alice Monroe, Gallery, $16, 9781501125430
15. The Story of a New Name
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $18, 9781609451349

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. The 10 Pillars of Wealth
Alex Becker, Brown Books, $12.99, 9781612549200
2. Dead Wake
Erik Larson, Broadway, $17, 9780307408877
3. The Wright Brothers
David McCullough, S&S, $17, 9781476728759
4. H Is for Hawk
Helen Macdonald, Grove Press, $16, 9780802124739
5. Alexander Hamilton
Ron Chernow, Penguin, $20, 9780143034759
6. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
7. Hold Still
Sally Mann, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316247757
8. Barbarian Days
William Finnegan, Penguin, $17, 9780143109396
9. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $16, 9780375725609
10. We Should All Be Feminists
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $7.95, 9781101911761
11. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812984965
12. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695
13. This Chair Rocks: A Manifiesto Against Ageism
Ashton Applewhite, Networked Books, $19.95, 9780996934701
14. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156
15. On the Move
Oliver Sacks, Vintage, $16.95, 9780804170932

MASS MARKET

1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
2. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $9.99, 9780143130154
3. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487
4. Make Me
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780804178792
5. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781455538966
6. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
7. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
8. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.99, 9780345391803
9. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99, 9780756404741
10. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
2. Mother Bruce
Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781484730881
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. Beach Baby
Kate Merritt, Workman, $5.95, 9780761187325
5. There Is a Tribe of Kids
Lane Smith, Roaring Brook Press, $18.99, 9781626720565
6. Our Great Big Backyard
Laura Bush, Jenna Bush Hager, Jaqueline Rogers (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062468352
7. Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $6.99, 9780547248288
8. On the Night You Were Born
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $7.99, 9780312601553
9. The Book With No Pictures
B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99, 9780803741713
10. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781484732748
2. Raymie Nightingale
Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763681173
3. The BFG
Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin, $6.99, 9780142410387
4. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99, 9780544340688
5. Looking for Alaska (Special 10th Anniversary Edition)
John Green, Dutton, $19.99, 9780525428022
6. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423160915
7. Three Times Lucky
Sheila Turnage, Puffin, $7.99, 9780142426050
8. Matilda
Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin, $7.99, 9780142410370
9. Wolf Hollow
Lauren Wolk, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9781101994825
10. Percy Jackson's Greek Gods
Rick Riordan, John Rocco (Illus.), Hyperion, $12.99, 9781484712375

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
2. The Thank You Book (Elephant & Piggie)
Mo Willems, Disney/Hyperion, $9.99, 9781423178286
3. The Crown (The Selection, Book 5)
Kiera Cass, HarperTeen, $19.99, 9780062392176
4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
5. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
6. A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 2)
Sarah J. Maas, Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books, $18.99, 9781619634466
7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780439064873
8. Legend
Marie Lu, Speak, $9.99, 9780142422076
9. The Scandal (Theodore Boone, #6)
John Grisham, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780525426394
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136