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Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

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The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, May 10, 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. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
2. The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594633669
3. A God in Ruins
Kate Atkinson, Little Brown, $28, 9780316176538
4. God Help the Child
Toni Morrison, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307594174
5. Memory Man
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $28, 9781455559824
6. A Spool of Blue Thread
Anne Tyler, Knopf, $25.95, 9781101874271
okra 7. The Bone Tree
Greg Iles, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062311115

8. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
9. At the Water's Edge
Sara Gruen, Spiegel & Grau, $28, 9780385523233
10. The Stranger
Harlan Coben, Dutton, $27.95, 9780525953500
11. Early Warning
Jane Smiley, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307700322
12. 14th Deadly Sin
James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Little Brown, $28, 9780316407021
13. The Dream Lover
Elizabeth Berg, Random House, $28, 9780812993158
14. Blood on Snow
Jo Nesbo, Knopf, $23.95, 9780385354196
15. Gathering Prey
John Sandford, Putnam, $28.95, 9780399168796

HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. The Wright Brothers
David McCullough, S&S, $30, 9781476728742
2. The Road to Character
David Brooks, Random House, $28, 9780812993257
3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
4. It's a Long Story: My Life
Willie Nelson, Little Brown, $30, 9780316403559
5. Dead Wake
Erik Larson, Crown, $28, 9780307408860
6. Clinton Cash
Peter Schweizer, Harper, $27.99, 9780062369284
7. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
8. H Is for Hawk
Helen MacDonald, Grove Press, $26, 9780802123411
9. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
10. Very Good Lives
J.K. Rowling, Little Brown, $15, 9780316369152
11. Capital Dames
Cokie Roberts, Harper, $27.99, 9780062002761
12. The Residence
Kate Andersen Brower, Harper, $27.99, 9780062305190
13. The Book of Joan
Melissa Rivers, Crown Archetype, $26, 9781101903827
14. Dealing With China
Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Michael Carroll, Twelve, $32, 9781455504213
15. And the Good News Is...
Dana Perino, Twelve, $26, 9781455584901

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION


1. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Back Bay, $20, 9780316055444
okra2. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Penguin, $17, 9780143121701

3. Euphoria
Lily King, Grove Press, $16, 9780802123701
4. The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Richard Flanagan, Vintage, $15.95, 9780804171472
5. The Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty, Berkley, $16, 9780425267721
6. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616204518
7. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
8. The Children Act
Ian McEwan, Anchor, $15, 9781101872871
9. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $15, 9780553418026
10. Leaving Time
Jodi Picoult, Ballantine, $16, 9780345544940
11. The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99, 9781476729091
12. Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel, Picador, $16, 9780312429980
13. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
14. Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307455925
15. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15, 9780553418361

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION


1. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
2. What the Dog Knows
Cat Warren, Touchstone, $16, 9781451667325
3. An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
Chris Hadfield, Back Bay, $17, 9780316253031
4. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16, 9780812987119
5. David and Goliath
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $18, 9780316204378
6. Dotcom Secrets
Russell Brunson, Morgan James Publishing, $19.95, 9781630474775
7. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
8. The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee
Marja Mills, Penguin, $17, 9780143127666
9. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
10. A Fighting Chance
Elizabeth Warren, Picador USA, $17, 9781250062253
11. Learning to Walk in the Dark
Barbara Brown Taylor, HarperOne, $14.99, 9780062024343
12. 10% Happier
Dan Harris, Dey Street, $15.99, 9780062265432
13. Flash Boys
Michael Lewis, Norton, $16.95, 9780393351590
14. How to Love
Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press, $9.95, 9781937006884
15. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $16, 9780375725609

MASS MARKET


1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
okra2. Natchez Burning
Greg Iles, Harper, $9.99, 9780062311092

3. Personal
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780804178754
4. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
5. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
6. Outlander
Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99, 9780553393699
7. The Quiet Game
Greg Iles, Signet, $9.99, 9780451180421
8. Dragonfly in Amber
Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99, 9780440215622
9. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
10. Wayfaring Stranger
James Lee Burke, Pocket, $9.99, 9781476710808

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED


1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
4. Instructions
Neil Gaiman, Charles Vess (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780061960321
5. On the Night You Were Born
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $7.99, 9780312601553
6. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
7. Pete the Cat's Groovy Guide to Life
James Dean, Kimberly Dean (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780062351357
8. The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein, Harper, $16.99, 9780060256654
9. Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney, Anita Jeram (Illus.), Candlewick, $7.99, 9780763642648
10. Aqualicious
Victoria Kann, Harper, $17.99, 9780062330161

CHILDREN'S INTEREST


1. Saint Anything
Sarah Dessen, Viking Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780451474704
2. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
3. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375869020
4. Looking for Alaska (Special 10th Anniversary Edition)
John Green, Dutton, $19.99, 9780525428022
5. Tuck Everlasting
Natalie Babbitt, Square Fish, $6.99, 9780312369811
6. An Abundance of Katherines
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707
7. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $7.99, 9780061992278
8. Red Queen
Victoria Aveyard, HarperTeen, $17.99, 9780062310637
9. Brown Girl Dreaming
Jacqueline Woodson, Nancy Paulsen Books, $16.99, 9780399252518
10. The Princess in Black
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Candlewick, $6.99, 9780763678883

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES


1. The Heir (The Selection, Book 4)
Kiera Cass, HarperTeen, $18.99, 9780062349859
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711893
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711329
4. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780385385206
5. Disney After Dark (Kingdom Keepers, #1)
Ridley Pearson, Hyperion, $8.99, 9781423123118
6. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
James Dashner, Ember, $9.99, 9780385738767
7. Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, #1)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780679824114
8. Pete the Cat: A Pet for Pete (My First I Can Read Series)
James Dean, Harper, $3.99, 9780062303790
9. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
10. Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House #3)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780679824244