Southern Indie Bestsellers

 

HARDCOVER FICTION


1. Leaving Time
Jodi Picoult, Ballantine, $28, 9780345544926
2. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
3. Edge of Eternity
Ken Follett, Dutton, $36, 9780525953098
4. Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good
Jan Karon, Putnam Adult, $27.95, 9780399167447
5. The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Richard Flanagan, Knopf, $26.95, 9780385352857

HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. Killing Patton
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9780805096682
2. Not That Kind of Girl
Lena Dunham, Random House, $28, 9780812994995
3. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
4. The Innovators
Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35, 9781476708690
5. Worthy Fights
Leon Panetta, Penguin Press, $36, 9781594205965

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After a famous mathematician’s death, her colleagues and rivals from all over the world gather along with the family to sit shiva and honor her memory.

Certain that the late Rachela Karnokovitch has solved the Navier-Stokes problem and taken the solution to her grave, the group looks for clues under floorboards, interrogates her pet parrot, and searches the house.

Readers, whether they have an appreciation of mathematics or not, will appreciate the love, family, and beauty of this novel.

The Mathematician's Shiva by Stuart Rojstaczer (Penguin) Recommended by Lyn at Square Books Oxford MI
 

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In the Heart of the Dark WoodA motherless girl hungry for hope . . . and the dream that could be leading her astray.

Almost two years have passed since twelve year-old Allie Granderson's beloved mother Mary disappeared into the wild tornado winds. Her body has never been found. God may have spilled out his vengeance on all of Mattingly that day--but it was Allie's momma who got swept away.

Allie clings to memories of her mother, just as she clings to the broken compass she left behind, the makeshift Nativity scene assembled in Allie's front yard, and to her best friend, Zach. But even with Zach at her side, the compass tied to her wrist, and the Nativity characters just a glimpse out the window, Allie cannot help but feel lost in all the growing up that must get done.

When the Holy Mother disappears from the yard one morning, Allie's bewilderment is checked only by the sudden movement of her mother's compass. Yet the compass isn't pointing north but east . . . into the inky forest on the outskirts of Mattingly.

Following the needle, Allie and Zach leave the city pavement behind and push into the line of trees edging on the Virginia hill country. For Allie, the journey is more than a ghost hunt: she is rejoining the mother she lost--and finding herself with each step deeper into the heart of the darkest woods she's ever seen.

Brimming with lyrical prose and unexpected discoveries, "In the Heart of the Dark Wood" illustrates the steep transition we all must undergo--the moment we shed our child-like selves and step into the strange territory of adulthood.

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On musical journeys and jars of chow-chow.

In which her ladyship remembers the music, there are things one should not ask of a jar of pickles, Ms. Cassandra King explains why she does not own a dress, and Sheila Kay Adams's mama explains that it's called "country" for a reason. Lady Banks' Commonplace Book

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Jon Mayes and Will Harlan

Jon Mayes and Will Harlan
“One of the big reasons I moved to the mountains was so I could see the stars at night.”

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Southern Indie Lit Crossword Puzzle Book

The Southern Indie Lit Crossword Puzzle Book

How well do you know your Southern lit? We dare you to use a pen on these crossword puzzles, each inspired by one of the winning titles of the SIBA Book Award, honoring ten years of the very best in Southern literature as chosen by the people who would know...Southern Independent Booksellers! A great gift for your book club, for puzzle-lovers, and anyone who loves Southern literature. $9.95 paperback. Available at Southern Indie Bookstores.

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