The Mountains and Plains Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and MPIBA, for the week ended Sunday, September 15, 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 Testaments by Margaret Atwood, Nan A. Talese, $28.95, 9780385543781

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

3. The Institute by Stephen King, Scribner, $30, 9781982110567

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

5. Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir, Tor.com, $25.99, 9781250313195

6. A Better Man by Louise Penny, Minotaur, $28.99, 9781250066213

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

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

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

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

11. Quichotte by Salman Rushdie, Random House, $28, 9780593132982

12. The Bitterroots by C.J. Box, Minotaur, $27.99, 9781250051059

13. The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, Doubleday, $24.95, 9780385537070

14. Inland by Téa Obreht, Random House, $27, 9780812992861

15. The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow, Redhook, $27, 9780316421997


Hardcover Nonfiction


1. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $30, 9780316478526

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

3. Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death by Caitlin Doughty, Dianne Ruz (Illus.), Norton, $25.95, 9780393652703

4. How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems by Randall Munroe, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780525537090

5. Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino, Random House, $27, 9780525510543

6. The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir by Samantha Power, Dey Street Books, $29.99, 9780062820693

7. She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement by Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey, Penguin Press, $28, 9780525560340

8. Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead by Jim Mattis, Bing West, Random House, $28, 9780812996838

9. Three Women by Lisa Taddeo, Avid Reader Press/S&S, $27, 9781451642292

10. Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo, Portfolio, $25, 9780525534990

11. How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi, One World, $27, 9780525509288

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

13. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson, Harper, $24.99, 9780062457714

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

15. A Republic, If You Can Keep It by Neil Gorsuch, Crown Forum, $30, 9780525576785


Trade Paperback Fiction


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. The Witch Elm by Tana French, Penguin, $17, 9780735224643

9. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate, Ballantine, $17, 9780425284704

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

11. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, Back Bay, $20, 9780316055444

12. The Truth About Magic: Poems by Atticus, St. Martin’s Griffin, $17.99, 9781250232816

13. Less by Andrew Sean Greer, Back Bay, $15.99, 9780316316132

14. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $17, 9781501173219

15. Beloved by Toni Morrison, Vintage, $16, 9781400033416


Trade Paperback Nonfiction


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

2. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780525512196

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

4. The Spy and the Traitor by Ben Macintyre, Broadway Books, $18, 9781101904213

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

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

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

8. Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown, Random House, $18, 9780812985818

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

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

11. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, Penguin, $18, 9780143127741

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

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

14. The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America by Matt Kracht, Chronicle, $15.95, 9781452174037

15. Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062464347


Mass Market


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

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

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

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

5. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316055420

6. Still Life by Louise Penny, St. Martin’s, $7.99, 9781250068736

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

8. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488

9. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass, Signet, $4.95, 9780451529947

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


Children’s Illustrated


1. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Puffin, $7.99, 9780142501122

2. Bruce’s Big Storm by Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781368026222

3. The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! by Mo Willems, Hyperion Books for Children, $16.99, 9781368046459

4. Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor, Rafael Lopez (Illus.), Philomel Books, $17.99, 9780525514121

5. Indestructibles: Baby, See the Colors! by Ekaterina Trukhan (Illus.), Workman, $5.95, 9781523506231

6. Hey Grandude! by Paul McCartney, Kathryn Durst (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780525648673

7. Good Night Colorado by Adam Gamble, Bill Mackey, Anne Rosen (Illus.), Good Night Books, $9.95, 9781602190559

8. We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781368003551

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

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


Children’s Interest


1. Best Friends by Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illus.), First Second, $12.99, 9781250317469

2. Refugee by Alan Gratz, Scholastic Press, $16.99, 9780545880831

3. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, Drew Willis (Illus.), Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9781481486293

4. Real Friends by Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illus.), First Second, $12.99, 9781626727854

5. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal by Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $13.99, 9781419740275

6. Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden, Tillie Walden (Illus.), First Second, $17.99, 9781250207562

7. Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee, Stephanie Hans (Illus.), Marvel Press, $17.99, 9781368022262

8. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062871350

9. American Royals by Katharine McGee, Random House Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781984830173

10. The Star Shepherd by Dan Haring, Marcykate Connolly, Sourcebooks Young Readers, $17.99, 9781492658207


Children’s Series Titles


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

2. Boy-Crazy Stacey (Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel, #7) by Ann M. Martin, Gale Galligan (Illus.), Graphix, $10.99, 9781338304510

3. The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illus.), Candlewick, $6.99, 9780763678883

4. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, Square Fish, $10.99, 9781250076960

5. The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes, Rick Riordan Presents, $7.99, 9781368023603

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

7. Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, Book 1) by Neal Shusterman, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $11.99, 9781442472433

8. The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys, #1) by Aaron Blabey, Scholastic, $5.99, 9780545912402

9. Big Nate: Hug It Out! by Lincoln Peirce, Andrews McMeel, $9.99, 9781524851842

10. Five Dark Fates (Three Dark Crowns, #4) by Kendare Blake, HarperTeen, $18.99, 9780062686176