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Bestsellers (4-30-17)

Rowan Bestsellers

South Main Book Co.

1. Slightly South of Simple, by Kristy Woodson Harvey.

2. The Shadow Land, by Elizabeth Kostova.

3. The Fix, by David Baldacci.

4. Option B, by Sheryl Sandberg.

5. Every Thing is Every Thing, by Nicola Yoon.

6. Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders.

7. This Fight is Our Fight, by Elizabeth Warren.

8. The American Spirit, by David McCullough.

9. The Stranger in the Woods, by Michael Finkel.

10. From Mail Order Bride to Entrepreneur, by Maia Janashia-Smith.

Indiebound bestsellers


1. Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman.

2. The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead.

3. The Fix, by David Baldacci.

4. Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders.

5. A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles.

6. The Women in the Castle, by Jessica Shattuck.

7. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, by Lisa See.

8. Black Book, by James Patterson, David Ellis.

9. Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid.

10. American War, by Omar El Akkad.


1. Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance.

2. Hallelujah Anyway, by Anne Lamott.

3. Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, by Jonathan Allen, Amie Parnes.

4. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann.

5. This Fight is Our Fight, by Elizabeth Warren.

6. The American Spirit, by David McCullough.

7. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, by Mark Manson.

8. The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben.

9. The Book of Joy, by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams.

10. When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi.


High School

High school football: Hornets overpower South to secure playoff spot


Jeffrey MacDonald won’t be released despite deteriorating health


Amazon warehouse workers reject union in Alabama


Ex-NFL player’s brain to be probed for trauma-related harm after Rock Hill shootings


Duke University to require COVID vaccinations for fall term


Cooper OKs bill offering K-12 students summer school option

High School

High school football: Record night for Pinckney as East cruises; Carson wins thriller in OT


D-Day survivor, WWII torch bearer Ray Lambert dies at 100


Prince Philip was always defined by role as husband of British queen


One dead, several injured after head-on collision in China Grove


Man, woman charged for selling drugs to undercover deputies


Blotter: Rowan County man charged with indecent liberties with children


Spencer town board gets look at Park Plaza progress


‘Applicant market’: Unemployment rate improving as businesses hire more workers


National, local business leaders praise Salisbury’s initiative to support Black-owned operations


Tillis has prostate cancer surgery


Adverse reactions surface from Johnson & Johnson vaccine


Expert: Lack of oxygen killed George Floyd, not drugs


Quotes of the week


Biden seeks crackdown on homemade firearms


Victim of former NFL player’s rampage wrote of faith, life’s fragility


Wrongly imprisoned man gets $750,000

High School

West falls to Statesville, finishes second in NPC


Middle, high school students head back to classes full time