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Bestsellers (6-27-19)

Rowan bestsellers

South Main Book Co.

1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens.

2. Furious Hours, by Casey Cep.

3. How to Forget, by Kate Mulgrew.

4. 1984, by George Orwell.

5. Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee.

6. The Southern Side of Paradise, by Kristy Woodson Harvey.

7. A Room of One’s Own, by Virginia Woolf.

8. A Separate Peace, by John Knowles.

9. The Guest Book, by Sarah Blake.

10. P is for Pterodactyl, by Raj Haldar, Chris Carpenter.

Indiebound bestsellers


1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens.

2. City of Girls, by Elizabeth Gilbert.

3. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, by Ocean Vuong.

4. Summer of ’69, by Elin Hilderbrand.

5. Mrs. Everything, by Jennifer Weiner.

6. Normal People, by Sally Rooney.

7. Circe, by Madeline Miller.

8. Fall; or, Dodge in Hell, by Neal Stephenson.

9. The Guest Book, by Sarah Blake.

10. Fleishman Is in Trouble, by Taffy Brodesser-Akner.



1. Educated, by Tara Westover.

2. The Pioneers, by David McCullough.

3. Becoming, by Michelle Obama.

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

5. Everything is F*cked, by Mark Manson.

6. Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered, by Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark.

7. The Second Mountain, by David Brooks.

8. Howard Stern Comes Again, by Howard Stern.

9. Range, by David Epstein.

10. Calm the F*ck Down, by Sarah Knight.

Children’s bestsellers


Early, middle grades

1. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal, by Kiff Kinney.

2. The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhills.

3. Share Your Smile: Raina’s Gide to Telling Your Own Story, by Raina Telgemeier.

4. Camp, by Kayla Miller

5. Drama, by Raina Telgemeier.

6. New Kid, by Jerry Craft.

7. A Wolf Called Wonder, by Rosanne Perry.

8. The Unofficial Ultimate Harry Potter Spellbook.

9. Ghosts, by Raina Telgemeier.

10. Smile, by Raina Telgemeier.

Young adult

1. Turtles All the Way Down, by John Green.

2. The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas.

3. The Sun is also a Star, by Nicola Yoon.

4. On the Come Up, by Angie Thomas.

5. With the Fire on High, by Elizabeth Acevedo.

6. Five Feet Apart, by Rachael Lippincott.

7. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak.

8. The Rest of the Story, by Sarah Dessen.

9. One of Us is Lying, by Karen M. McManus.

10. Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi.



Blotter: Sept. 19


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Local Democrats call to ‘turn the state blue’ during virtual office reopening


Funding flat, enrollment down slightly for Rowan-Salisbury Schools


Catawba gets high marks in U.S. News and World rankings for fifth year


China Grove soap store sets sights on expansion into Kannapolis


Charlotte, UNC game canceled after 49ers place players in quarantine


Blotter: Sept. 18


County sees ninth COVID-19 death this week, more than 30 cases reported


Gov. Cooper announces schools can move K-5 to plan A; school board vote needed locally


Wet weather brings crashes, traffic to standstill on interstate


Salisbury man victim of Facebook scam, duped out of $2,000


Two charged after fight outside Salisbury home


Rowan-Salisbury Schools ships out thousands of old devices for refurbishing


Caught in the infodemic: NC school policies frustrated by scientific challenges

East Spencer

East Spencer to hold community day, provide free food, supplies




Landis officials provide plan for COVID-19 funds, discuss town’s financial position


Blattner brought technology into schools before it was cool


State has slight decline in SAT scores


New environmental specialists begin work on backlog soil evaluations


Friends, colleagues say Seay left his mark on Rowan judicial system


Rep. Howard says ‘still work to be done’ as she seeks 17th term in House


Trump disputes health officials, sees mass vaccinations soon