The Mountains and Plains Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and MPIBA, for the week ended Sunday, May 24, 2020. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound. Find an independent bookseller in the MPIBA region here.


Hardcover Fiction


1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090

2. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins, Flatiron Books, $27.99, 9781250209764

3. All Adults Here by Emma Straub, Riverhead Books, $27, 9781594634697

4. The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525521143

5. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett, Harper, $27.99, 9780062963673

6. Camino Winds by John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385545938

7. The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $28, 9780525429760

8. Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld, Random House, $28, 9780399590917

9. Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062966742

10. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes, Pamela Dorman Books, $28, 9780399562488

11. The Last Trial by Scott Turow, Grand Central, $29, 9781538748138

12. Shakespeare for Squirrels by Christopher Moore, Morrow, $28.99, 9780062434029

13. Walk the Wire by David Baldacci, Grand Central, $29, 9781538761465

14. Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525658412

15. The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich, Harper, $28.99, 9780062671189


Hardcover Nonfiction


1. Untamed by Glennon Doyle, The Dial Press, $28, 9781984801258

2. The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson, Crown, $32, 9780385348713

3. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062976581

4. What It’s Like to Be a Bird by David Allen Sibley, Knopf, $35, 9780307957894

5. Educated by Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504

6. Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385543767

7. Pelosi by Molly Ball, Holt, $27.99, 9781250252869

8. Dirt by Bill Buford, Knopf, $28.95, 9780307271013

9. Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett, Celadon Books, $28, 9781250212849

10. Becoming by Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9781524763138

11. Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything by Viktor E. Frankl, Beacon Press, $19.95, 9780807005552

12. Why Fish Don’t Exist by Lulu Miller, S&S, $26, 9781501160271

13. Fortitude by Dan Crenshaw, Twelve, $28, 9781538733301

14. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illus.), S&S, $35, 9781476753836

15. Billionaire Wilderness by Justin Farrell, Princeton University Press, $27.95, 9780691176673


Trade Paperback Fiction


1. Normal People by Sally Rooney, Hogarth, $17, 9781984822185

2. The Overstory by Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687

3. Circe by Madeline Miller, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316556323

4. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, Penguin, $17, 9780143135166

5. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143110439

6. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson, Sourcebooks Landmark, $15.99, 9781492671527

7. Beach Read by Emily Henry, Berkley, $16, 9781984806734

8. There There by Tommy Orange, Vintage, $16, 9780525436140

9. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Ballantine, $17, 9781524798642

10. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, Vintage, $16.95, 9780804172448

11. Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips, Vintage, $16.95, 9780525436225

12. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, St. Martin’s Griffin, $17.99, 9781250229533

13. City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert, Riverhead Books, $17, 9781594634741

14. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, St. Martin’s Griffin, $17.99, 9781250080400

15. The Guest Book by Sarah Blake, Flatiron Books, $17.99, 9781250110275


Trade Paperback Nonfiction


1. When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön, Shambhala, $16.95, 9781611803433

2. Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $18, 9781571313560

3. A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell, Penguin, $18, 9780735225312

4. The Great Influenza by John M. Barry, Penguin, $19, 9780143036494

5. Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country by Pam Houston, Norton, $15.95, 9780393357660

6. White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415

7. Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present by Frank M. Snowden, Yale University Press, $22, 9780300256390

8. Birds of Colorado Field Guide by Stan Tekiela, Adventure, $14.95, 9781885061324

9. Wow, No Thank You. by Samantha Irby, Vintage, $15.95, 9780525563488

10. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, One World, $18, 9780399588198

11. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99, 9780062316110

12. Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $18, 9781416591061

13. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande, Picador, $17, 9781250076229

14. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, Penguin, $19, 9780143127741

15. The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer, New Harbinger, $17.95, 9781572245372


Mass Market


1. Dune by Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99, 9780441172719

2. Outlander by \Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99, 9780553393699

3. 1984 by George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935

4. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $9.99, 9780756404741

5. Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Perigee, $11, 9780399501487

6. Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ballantine, $8.99, 9780345409874

7. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Penguin, $12, 9780140177398

8. The Tale Teller by Anne Hillerman, Harper, $9.99, 9780062391964

9. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99, 9780440180296

10. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $9.99, 9780765365279


Children’s Illustrated


1. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss, Random House, $18.99, 9780679805274

2. Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803736801

3. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, Harper, $19.95, 9780060254926

4. The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds, Orchard Books, $17.99, 9780545865029

5. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617

6. On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $7.99, 9780312601553

7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908

8. The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99, 9780803741713

9. Dinosnores by Sandra Boynton, Workman, $6.95, 9781523508136

10. Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy E. Shaw, Margot Apple (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $7.99, 9780547338057


Children’s Interest


1. The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062991317

2. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780061992278

3. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo, Bagram Ibatoulline (Illus.), Candlewick, $6.99, 9780763680909

4. Guts by Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $12.99, 9780545852500

5. When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Dial Books, $12.99, 9780525553908

6. The Betrothed by Kiera Cass, HarperTeen, $19.99, 9780062291639

7. Drama by Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545326995

8. New Kid by Jerry Craft, Harper, $12.99, 9780062691194

9. Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech, Harper, $6.99, 9780062570710

10. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo, Quill Tree Books, $18.99, 9780062882769


Children’s Series Titles


1. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $27.99, 9781338635171

2. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) by Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947

3. Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, Book 1) by Neal Shusterman, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9781442472433

4. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2) by Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423103349

5. Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illus.), Candlewick, $5.99, 9780763645045

6. The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier, Douglas Holgate (Illus.), Viking Books for Young Readers, $13.99, 9780670016617

7. The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316201568

8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball by Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $14.99, 9781419739033

9. Dog Man by Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $9.99, 9780545581608

10. There Is a Bird on Your Head! (Elephant & Piggie) by Mo Willems, Disney/Hyperion, $9.99, 9781423106869