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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 24, 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 Nest
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, Ecco, $26.99, 9780062414212
2. The Last Mile
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $29, 9781455586455
3. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
4. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
5. The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594633669
6. Eligible
Curtis Sittenfeld, Random House, $28, 9781400068326
7. Fool Me Once
Harlan Coben, Dutton, $28, 9780525955092
8. The Summer Before the War
Helen Simonson, Random House, $28, 9780812993103
9. The Swans of Fifth Avenue
Melanie Benjamin, Delacorte, $28, 9780345528698
10. Miller's Valley
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $28, 9780812996081
11. Journey to Munich
Jacqueline Winspear, Harper, $26.99, 9780062220608
12. Fates and Furies
Lauren Groff, Riverhead, $27.95, 9781594634475
13. The Little Red Chairs
Edna O'Brien, Little Brown, $27, 9780316378239
14. The Obsession
Nora Roberts, Berkley, $28, 9780399175169
15. Family Jewels
Stuart Woods, Putnam, $28, 9780399174698

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. The Rainbow Comes and Goes
Anderson Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt, Harper, $27.99, 9780062454942
2. When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi, Random House, $25, 9780812988406
3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
okra4. Dimestore: A Writer's Life
Lee Smith, Algonquin, $24.95, 9781616205027

5. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
6. Lab Girl
Hope Jahren, Knopf, $26.95, 9781101874936
7. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $24, 9780812993547
8. Quench Your Own Thirst: Business Lessons Learned Over a Beer or Two
Jim Koch, Flatiron, $27.99, 9781250070500
9. The Third Wave
Steve Case, S&S, $26.95, 9781501132582
10. First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies
Kate Andersen Brower, Harper, $28.99, 9780062439659
11. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Carlo Rovelli, Riverhead, $18, 9780399184413
12. The Sleep Revolution
Arianna Huffington, Harmony, $26, 9781101904008
13. Hamilton: The Revolution
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter, Grand Central, $40, 9781455539741
14. Lust & Wonder
Augusten Burroughs, St. Martin's, $26.99, 9780312342036
15. The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler's U-Boats
William Geroux, Viking, $28, 9780525428152

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Little Paris Bookshop
Nina George, Broadway, $16, 9780553418798
2. A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781476738024
3. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
4. My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609450786
5. The Sympathizer
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Grove Press, $16, 9780802124944
6. A Little Life
Hanya Yanagihara, Anchor, $17, 9780804172707
7. Luckiest Girl Alive
Jessica Knoll, S&S, $15.99, 9781476789644
8. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781501115073
siba book award finalist9. My Sunshine Away
M.O. Walsh, Putnam, $16, 9780425278109

okra10. Lies and Other Acts of Love
Kristy Woodson Harvey, Berkley, $15, 9781101987063

11. The Life of Elves
Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609453152
12. The Alchemist (25th Anniversary Edition)
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $16.99, 9780062315007
13. Ready Player One
Ernest Cline, Broadway, $16, 9780307887443
14. The Revenant
Michael Punke, Picador USA, $16, 9781250101198
15. Armada
Ernest Cline, Broadway, $16, 9780804137270

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Dead Wake
Erik Larson, Broadway, $17, 9780307408877
2. H Is for Hawk
Helen Macdonald, Grove Press, $16, 9780802124739
3. Alexander Hamilton
Ron Chernow, Penguin, $20, 9780143034759
4. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
5. The Soul of an Octopus
Sy Montgomery, Atria, $16, 9781451697728
6. Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America
Jill Leovy, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780385529990
7. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Broadway, $17, 9780307408853
8. NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories
NOFX, Jeff Alulis, Da Capo Press, $22.99, 9780306824777
9. Me Talk Pretty One Day
David Sedaris, Little Brown, $16, 9780316776967
10. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $16, 9780375725609
11. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17, 9780316154703
12. The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House
Kate Andersen Brower, Harper, $15.99, 9780062305206
13. We Should All Be Feminists
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $7.95, 9781101911761
14. Harry Potter Coloring Book
Scholastic, $15.99, 9781338029994
15. The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America
David Sibley, Knopf, $19.95, 9780307957917

MASS MARKET

1. Make Me
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780804178792
2. American Gods
Neil Gaiman, HarperTorch, $7.99, 9780380789030
3. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488
4. Outlander
Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99, 9780553393699
5. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
6. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781455538966
7. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
8. The English Spy
Daniel Silva, Harper, $9.99, 9780062320148
9. American Sniper
Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Harper, $9.99, 9780062376572
10. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
2. Finding Winnie
Lindsay Mattick, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Little Brown, $18, 9780316324908
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
5. Mother Bruce
Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781484730881
6. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
7. Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $6.99, 9780547248288
8. The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein, Harper, $16.99, 9780060256654
9. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.99, 9780060254926
10. Waiting
Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow, $17.99, 9780062368430

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

okra1. Raymie Nightingale
Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763681173

2. Lady Midnight
Cassandra Clare, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $24.99, 9781442468351
3. The BFG
Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin, $6.99, 9780142410387
4. Looking for Alaska (Special 10th Anniversary Edition)
John Green, Dutton, $19.99, 9780525428022
5. Sisters
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540605
6. Matilda
Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin, $7.99, 9780142410370
7. Salt to the Sea
Ruta Sepetys, Philomel, $18.99, 9780399160301
8. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin, $7.99, 9780142410318
9. Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Chris Grabenstein, Yearling, $6.99, 9780307931474
10. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Aladdin, $7.99, 9781416936473

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419717017
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
4. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Harry Potter)
Newt Scamander, Arthur A. Levine Books, $9.99, 9780545850568
5. The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Speak, $10.99, 9780147519085
6. Firelight (Amulet, #7)
Kazu Kibuishi, Graphix, $12.99, 9780545433167
7. The 52-Story Treehouse (The Treehouse Books)
Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (Illus.), Feiwel & Friends, $13.99, 9781250026934
8. Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
Marissa Meyer, Square Fish, $9.99, 9781250007209
9. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $12.99, 9780062387240
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711893