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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, April 5, 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 Buried Giant
Kazuo Ishiguro, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307271037
5. At the Water's Edge
Sara Gruen, Spiegel & Grau, $28, 9780385523233
6. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
7. World Gone By
Dennis Lehane, Morrow, $27.99, 9780060004903
8. The Stranger
Harlan Coben, Dutton, $27.95, 9780525953500
9. Cuba Straits
Randy Wayne White, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399158148
10. Leaving Berlin
Joseph Kanon, Atria, $27, 9781476704647
11. The Harder They Come
T.C. Boyle, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062349378
12. Gray Mountain
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385537148
13. The Fifth Gospel
Ian Caldwell, S&S, $25.99, 9781451694147
14. Where All Light Tends to Go
David Joy, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399172779
15. Descent
Tim Johnston, Algonquin, $25.95, 9781616203047

HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. Dead Wake
Erik Larson, Crown, $28, 9780307408860
2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
3. H Is for Hawk
Helen MacDonald, Grove Press, $26, 9780802123411
4. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
5. Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen
Mary Norris, Norton, $24.95, 9780393240184
6. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
okra7. Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story
Rick Bragg, Harper, $27.99, 9780062078223

8. Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime
Scott Simon, Flatiron, $24.99, 9781250061133
9. Do the Kind Thing: Think Boundlessly, Work Purposefully, Live Passionately
Daniel Lubetzky, Ballantine, $26, 9780553393248
10. Yes Please
Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $28.99, 9780062268341
11. Better Than Before
Gretchen Rubin, Crown, $26, 9780385348614
12. Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Harper, $27.99, 9780062333933
13. Girl in a Band
Kim Gordon, Dey Street, $27.99, 9780062295897
14. Small Victories
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $22.95, 9781594486296
15. The Secret Game: A Wartime Story of Courage, Change, and Basketball's Lost Triumph
Scott Ellsworth, Little Brown, $27, 9780316244619

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION


1. The Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty, Berkley, $16, 9780425267721
2. The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99, 9781476729091
3. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $15, 9780553418026
4. Euphoria
Lily King, Grove Press, $16, 9780802123701
5. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616204518
6. Redeployment
Phil Klay, Penguin, $16, 9780143126829
7. One Plus One
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143127505
8. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
9. Still Alice
Lisa Genova, Gallery, $16, 9781501106422
10. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
11. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
12. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9781451689433
13. The Paris Architect
Charles Belfoure, Sourcebooks Landmark, $14.99, 9781402294150
14. My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609450786
15. Ruby
Cynthia Bond, Crown, $16, 9780804188241

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION


1. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
2. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9781101873441
3. The Entrepreneur's Solution: The Modern Millionaire's Path to More Profit, Fans & Freedom
Mel H. Abraham, Morgan James Publishing, $17.95, 9781630473303
4. Flash Boys
Michael Lewis, Norton, $16.95, 9780393351590
5. Gift From the Sea
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Pantheon, $9.95, 9780679732419
6. Amazing Place: What North Carolina Means to Writers
Marianne Gingher (Ed.), University of North Carolina Press, $20, 9781469622392
7. American Sniper
Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Morrow, $15.99, 9780062376336
okra8. Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir
Frances Mayes, Broadway, $15, 9780307885920

9. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16, 9780812987119
10. What the Dog Knows
Cat Warren, Touchstone, $16, 9781451667325
11. Bad Feminist
Roxane Gay, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062282712
12. We Should All Be Feminists
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $7.95, 9781101911761
13. 10% Happier
Dan Harris, Dey Street, $15.99, 9780062265432
14. The Lady in Gold
Anne-Marie O'Connor, Vintage, $17.95, 9781101873120
15. The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook
America's Test Kitchen, $29.95, 9781936493968

MASS MARKET


1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
2. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
3. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
4. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488
5. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99, 9780756404741
6. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
7. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.99, 9780345391803
okra8. Natchez Burning
Greg Iles, Harper, $9.99, 9780062311092

9. Outlander
Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99, 9780553393699
10. Sycamore Row
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780345543240

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED


1. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
2. Aqualicious
Victoria Kann, Harper, $17.99, 9780062330161
3. The Book With No Pictures
B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99, 9780803741713
4. The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
Dan Santat, Little Brown, $17, 9780316199988
5. Llama Llama Easter Egg
Anna Dewdney, Viking Books for Young Readers, $5.99, 9780451469823
6. The Golden Egg Book
Margaret Wise Brown, Golden Books, $3.99, 9780385384766
7. Easter Egg
Jan Brett, Putnam, $17.99, 9780399252389
8. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
9. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
10. Richard Scarry's Bunnies
Richard Scarry, Golden Books, $8.99, 9780385385183

CHILDREN'S INTEREST


1. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
2. Looking for Alaska (Special 10th Anniversary Edition)
John Green, Dutton, $19.99, 9780525428022
3. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99, 9780544340688
4. Eleanor & Park
Rainbow Rowell, St. Martin's Griffin, $18.99, 9781250012579
5. The Island of Dr. Libris
Chris Grabenstein, Random House, $16.99, 9780385388443
6. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Speak, $12.99, 9780142424179
7. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375869020
8. The Outsiders
S.E. Hinton, Puffin, $9.99, 9780140385724
9. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
10. An Abundance of Katherines
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES


1. The Penderwicks in Spring
Jeanne Birdsall, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9780375870774
2. Big Nate Lives It Up
Lincoln Peirce, Balzer + Bray, $13.99, 9780062111081
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711893
4. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $12.99, 9780062387240
5. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810970687
7. The Death Cure (The Maze Runner, Book 3)
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385738781
8. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $12.99, 9780062372857
9. The Evertree (Spirit Animals, Book 7)
Marie Lu, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545535212
10. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101505