The Mountains and Plains Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and MPIBA, for the week ended Sunday, November 17, 2019. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org.

Hardcover Fiction


1. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385541213

2. The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $28, 9780399590597

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

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

5. Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $27, 9780812996548

6. Blue Moon by Lee Child, Delacorte Press, $28.99, 9780399593543

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

8. Agent Running in the Field by John le Carré, Viking, $29, 9781984878878

9. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, Nan A. Talese, $28.95, 9780385543781

10. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong, Penguin Press, $26, 9780525562023

11. The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott, Knopf, $26.95, 9780525656159

12. A Dog’s Promise by W.Bruce Cameron, Forge, $26.99, 9781250163516

13. This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger, Atria, $27, 9781476749297

14. Circe by Madeline Miller, Little Brown, $27, 9780316556347

15. City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert, Riverhead Books, $28, 9781594634734


Hardcover Nonfiction


1. Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $30, 9780316478526

2. The Body by Bill Bryson, Doubleday, $30, 9780385539302

3. Blowout by Rachel Maddow, Crown, $30, 9780525575474

4. The Winter Army: The World War II Odyssey of the 10th Mountain Division, America’s Elite Alpine Warriors by Maurice Isserman, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28, 9781328871435

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

6. Finding Chika by Mitch Albom, Harper, $24.99, 9780062952394

7. How To by Randall Munroe, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780525537090

8. The Book of Gutsy Women by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, S&S, $35, 9781501178412

9. The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West, Hachette Books, $27, 9780316449885

10. Erosion: Essays of Undoing by Terry Tempest Williams, Sarah Crichton Books, $27, 9780374280062

11. Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers by Brian Kilmeade, Sentinel, $28, 9780525540533

12. Half Baked Harvest Super Simple by Tieghan Gerard, Clarkson Potter, $29.99, 9780525577072

13. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson, Harper, $26.99, 9780062457714

14. Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero by Christopher McDougall, Knopf, $27.95, 9781524732363

15. Joy of Cooking: 2019 Edition Fully Revised and Updated by Irma S. Rombauer, et al., Scribner, $40, 9781501169717


Trade Paperback Fiction


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

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

3. Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $17.99, 9780062684738

4. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, Anchor, $15.95, 9780525435006

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

6. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, Harper, $16.99, 9780062797155

7. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $16.99, 9780062315007

8. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, Penguin, $17, 9780735224315

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

10. Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami, Vintage, $17, 9780525435761

11. Whiskey When We’re Dry by John Larison, Penguin, $16, 9780735220454

12. The Best American Short Stories 2019 by Anthony Doerr, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $15.99, 9781328484246

13. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062060624

14. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062678423

15. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, Penguin, $16, 9780735220690


Trade Paperback Nonfiction


1. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780399588198

2. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062316110

3. How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan, Penguin, $18, 9780735224155

4. No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg, Penguin, $10, 9780143133568

5. Upstream: Selected Essays by Mary Oliver, Penguin, $17, 9780143130086

6. You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695

7. The Library Book by Susan Orlean, S&S, $16.99, 9781476740195

8. Classic Krakauer: Essays on Wilderness and Risk by Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $15, 9781984897695

9. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $12.95, 9781878424310

10. Calypso by David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17.99, 9780316392426

11. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann, Vintage, $16.95, 9780307742483

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

13. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780525512196

14. Daring Greatly by Brené Brown, Avery, $17, 9781592408412

15. These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore, Norton, $19.95, 9780393357424


Mass Market


1. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062836977

2. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King, Pocket, $10.99, 9781982138868

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

4. The Shining by Stephen King, Anchor, $8.99, 9780307743657

5. American Gods by Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062572110

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

7. Elevation by Stephen King, Scribner, $9.99, 9781982102326

8. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062564337

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

10. Apple Cider Slaying by Julie Anne Lindsey, Kensington, $7.99, 9781496723475


Children’s Illustrated


1. The Crayons’ Christmas by Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Penguin Workshop, $19.99, 9780525515746

2. Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $7.99, 9780544568037

3. Five Little Thank-Yous by Cindy Jin, Dawn M. Cardona (Illus.), Little Simon, $7.99, 9781534451391

4. Sisters First by Jenna Bush Hager, Barbara Pierce Bush, Ramona Kaulitzki (Illus.), Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316534789

5. The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith, Katz Cowley (Illus.), Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545261241

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

7. I Spy Christmas: A Book of Picture Riddles by Jean Marzollo, Walter Wick (Illus.), Cartwheel Books, $14.99, 9781338332582

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

9. The Dinky Donkey by Craig Smith, Katz Cowley (Illus.), Scholastic, $7.99, 9781338600834

10. The Mitten by Jan Brett, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $8.99, 9780399231094


Children’s Interest


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

2. Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater, Scholastic Press, $19.99, 9781338188325

3. A Tale of Magic… by Chris Colfer, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316523479

4. The Wonders of Nature by Ben Hoare, DK Children, $19.99, 9781465485366

5. The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill, Algonquin Young Readers, $9.95, 9781616207465

6. The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs by America’s Test Kitchen Kids, Sourcebooks Explore, $19.99, 9781492677697

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

8. Allies by Alan Gratz, Scholastic Press, $17.99, 9781338245721

9. The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys, Philomel Books, $18.99, 9780399160318

10. Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540629


Children’s Series Titles


1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball by Jeff Kinney, Amulet Books, $14.99, 9781419739033

2. The Toll (Arc of a Scythe, #3) by Neal Shusterman, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9781481497060

3. Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) by Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illus.), Abrams, $18.99, 9781419737046

4. Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls by Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338236590

5. The Fowl Twins (Artemis Fowl) by Eoin Colfer, Disney/Hyperion, $18.99, 9781368043755

6. Supernova (Renegades, #3) by Marissa Meyer, Feiwel & Friends, $19.99, 9781250078384

7. The Secret Commonwealth (Book of Dust, Volume 2) by Philip Pullman, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $22.99, 9780553510669

8. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illus.), Arthur A. Levine Books, $47.99, 9780545791427

9. His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (Book 1) by Philip Pullman, Laurel-Leaf, $8.99, 9780440238133

10. Legacy (Keeper of the Lost Cities, #8) by Shannon Messenger, Aladdin, $21.99, 9781534427334