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Bestsellers — 5-8-16

Rowan bestsellers

Literary Bookpost

1. Redemption Road, by John Hart.

2. Lies and Other Acts of Love, by Kristy Woodson Harvey.

3. Ark, by Ed Madden.

4. Dear Carolina, by Kristy Woodson Harvey.

5. Miss Julia Inherits a Mess, by Ann B. Ross.

6. Crooked Letter I: Coming Out in the South, multiple authors.

7. King of Lies, by John Hart.

8. The Trials of Apollo, Book One: The Hidden Oracle, by Rick Riordan.

9. The Last Child, by John Hart.

10. The Gift of Failure, by Jessica Lahey.

Indiebound bestsellers


1. The Nest, by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney.

2. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr.

3. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins.

4. The Last Mile, by David Baldacci.

5. Miller’s Valley, by Anna Quindlen.

6. Eligible, by Curtis Sittenfeld.

7. The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah.

8. The Summer Before the War, by Helen Simonson.

8. Lilac Girls, by Martha Hall Kelly.

10. My Name is Lucy Barton, by Elizabeth Strout.


1. When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi.

2. The Rainbow Comes and Goes, by Anderson Cooper & Gloria Vanderbilt.

3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo.

4. Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren.

5. Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

6. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, by Carlo Rovelli.

7. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike, by Phil Knight.

8. Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande.

9. The Third Wave, by Steve Case.

10. The Startup Checklist: 25 Steps to a Scalable, High-Growth Business, by David S. Rose.



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China Grove

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Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million


US, China agree to cooperate on climate crisis with urgency


Sikh community calls for gun reforms after FedEx shooting

High School

North Rowan romps into second round of football playoffs


FBI had interviewed former FedEx employee who killed eight


Gastonia man sentenced for crash into restaurant that killed his daughter, daughter-in-law


Some call for charges after video of police shooting 13-year-old in Chicago


State unemployment rate falls to 5.2% in March


NASCAR approach to virus vaccine varies greatly


Judge rejects Cherokee challenge against new casino in Kings Mountain


Jackson tops NC Senate fundraising; Walker coffers also full


Kiwanis Pancake Festival serves thousands of flapjacks for charity


Rowan remains in state’s middle, yellow tier for COVID-19 community spread