Southern Indie Bestsellers

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. The English Spy
Daniel Silva, Harper, $27.99, 9780062320131
4. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
5. The Little Paris Bookshop
Nina George, Crown, $25, 9780553418774

HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. The Wright Brothers
David McCullough, S&S, $30, 9781476728742
2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
3. Dead Wake
Erik Larson, Crown, $28, 9780307408860
4. Modern Romance
Aziz Ansari, Penguin Press, $28.95, 9781594206276
5. The Quartet
Joseph J. Ellis, Knopf, $27.95, 9780385353403

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Edgar, aka Eggert Furst, aka Comrade Parts, is one of the most intriguing and pathetic villains I've come across.

Okasanen's latest novel, like her international best-seller Purge, delves into the political tumult of little-known Estonia, where the overly ambitious Edgar adopts a new identity, while selling out his friends and colleagues, with each regime swing between the Red Army and the Nazis.

His total lack of conscience and increasing paranoia of exposure by the two people who know him – his alcoholic estranged wife and his freedom-fighting cousin Roland – add just the right hint of dark comedy.

When the Doves Disappeared by Sofi Oksanen (Knopf Publishing Group) Recommended by Vicki at Quail Ridge Books Raleigh NC

 

 

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Gates of Evangeline
From a unique new talent comes a fast-paced debut, introducing a heroine whose dark visions bring to light secrets that will heal or destroy those around her . . .

When New York journalist and recently bereaved mother Charlotte Charlie Cates begins to experience vivid dreams about children she's sure that she's lost her mind. Yet these are not the nightmares of a grieving parent, she soon realizes. They are messages and warnings that will help Charlie and the children she sees, if only she can make sense of them. 

After a little boy in a boat appears in Charlie's dreams asking for her help, Charlie finds herself entangled in a thirty-year-old missing-child case that has never ceased to haunt Louisiana's prestigious Deveau family. Armed with an invitation to Evangeline, the family's sprawling estate, Charlie heads south, where new friendships and an unlikely romance bring healing. But as she uncovers long-buried secrets of love, money, betrayal, and murder, the facts begin to implicate those she most wants to trust and her visions reveal an evil closer than she could ve imagined.

A Southern Gothic mystery debut that combines literary suspense and romance with a mystical twist, The Gates oc Evangeline is a story that readers of Gillian Flynn, Kate Atkinson, and Alice Sebold won't be able to put down.

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Once upon a time two ladies opened a bookstore...

In which two nice ladies decide to open a bookstore and live happily ever after, a flag comes down and a new dawn rises, and Mr. Wiley Cash discovers that Jim Morrison was a terrible poet.

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book

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Parapalooza!

Parapalooza

paragraphs worth spreading

Laura Lane McNeal & Patti Callahan Henry

Laura Lane McNealPatti Callahan Henry

"Each story asks a question"

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SIBA Book Award

SIBA Book Award

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Ann PatchettLiterary novelist Ann Patchett's fight to save independent bookshops, which has seen her open her own shop in Tennessee and champion the importance of bookselling on American television, has led to her nomination as one of Time magazine's most influential people in the world.



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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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