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Bestsellers (9-26-19)

Rowan bestsellers

South Main Book Co.

1. The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood.

2. The Chestnut Man, by Søren Sveistrup.

3. This Tender Land, by William Kent Krueger.

4. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens.

5. Educated, by Tara Westover.

6. The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead.

7. Bitterroots, by C.J. Box.

8. How to be an Anti-Racist, by Ibram X. Kendi.

9. The Porpoise, by Mark Haddon.

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

Indiebound bestsellers


1. The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood.

2. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens.

3. The Institute, by Stephen King.

4. A Better Man, by Louise Penny.

5. The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead.

6. Circe, by Madeline Miller.

7. Red at the Bone, by Jacqueline Woodson.

8. The Secrets We Kept, by Lara Prescott.

9. The Girl Who Lived Twice, by David Lagercrantz.

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


1. Talking to Strangers, by Malcolm Gladwell.

2. Permanent Record, by Edward Snowden.

3. Educated, by Tara Westover.

4. Call Sign Chaos, by Jim Mattis, Bing West.

5. The Education of an Idealist, by Samantha Power.

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

7. How To, by Randall Munroe.

8. She Said, by Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey.

9. Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? by Caitlin Doughty, Dianné Ruiz.

10. The Pioneers, by David McCullough.




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