The Mountains and Plains Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and MPIBA, for the week ended Sunday, January 19, 2020. 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. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090

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

3. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, Putnam, $26, 9780525541905

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

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

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

7. Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang, Knopf, $25.95, 9781101947883

8. Long Bright River by Liz Moore, Riverhead Books, $26, 9780525540670

9. Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano, The Dial Press, $27, 9781984854780

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

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

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

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

14. The Topeka School by Ben Lerner, FSG, $27, 9780374277789

15. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides, Celadon Books, $26.99, 9781250301697


Hardcover Nonfiction


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

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

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

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

5. The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom, Grove Press, $26, 9780802125088

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

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

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

9. Strange Planet by Nathan W. Pyle, Morrow Gift, $14.99, 9780062970701

10. Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope by Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, Knopf, $27.95, 9780525655084

11. Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow, Little Brown, $30, 9780316486637

12. 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

13. Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual by Jocko Willink, St. Martin’s, $28.99, 9781250226846

14. Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385521314

15. Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump–and Democrats from Themselves by Rick Wilson, Crown Forum, $28, 9780593137581


Trade Paperback Fiction


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo, Grove Press/Black Cat, $17, 9780802156983

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

12. Little Women (Vintage Classics) by Louisa May Alcott, Vintage, $10, 9781984898852

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

14. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $17, 9780812971835

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


Trade Paperback Nonfiction


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

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

3. Classic Krakauer by Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $15, 9781984897695

4. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $17, 9780593133934

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis, Norton, $16.95, 9780393357455

13. Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston, Amistad, $16.99, 9780062748218

14. The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery, Atria, $16.99, 9781451697728

15. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, FSG, $17, 9780374533557


Mass Market


1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, Signet, $6.99, 9780593198025

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

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

4. 1984 by George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935

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

6. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99, 9780553393699

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

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

9. Stay Close by Harlan Coben, Dutton, $9.99, 9781524745790

10. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey, Signet, $9.99, 9780451163967


Children’s Illustrated


1. The Serious Goose by Jimmy Kimmel, Random House Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780525707752

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

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

4. Love from the Crayons by Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Penguin Workshop, $9.99, 9781524792688

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

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

7. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Maddie Frost, Workman, $5.95, 9781523505111

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

9. The Little Snowplow Wishes for Snow by Lora Koehler, Jake Parker (Illus.), Candlewick, $16.99, 9781536201178

10. The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373


Children’s Interest


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

2. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, Puffin, $16, 9780147514011

3. Go with the Flow by Karen Schneemann, Lily Williams, First Second, $14.99, 9781250143174

4. Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse, Rick Riordan Presents, $16.99, 9781368024662

5. Infinity Son by Adam Silvera, HarperTeen, $18.99, 9780062457820

6. A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry, Monica Armino (Illus.), Greenwillow Books, $16.99, 9780062895936

7. Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation by Stuart Gibbs, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781534424760

8. The Unteachables by Gordon Korman, Balzer + Bray, $7.99, 9780062563903

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

10. Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers by Anna James, Paola Escobar (Illus.), Philomel Books, $16.99, 9781984837127


Children’s Series Titles


1. Dog Man: Fetch-22 by Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338323214

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

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

4. The Conference of the Birds (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #5) by Ransom Riggs, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $22.99, 9780735231504

5. Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha, #1) by Tomi Adeyemi, Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), $18.99, 9781250170972

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

7. Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus (Life of a Cactus, #1) by Dusti Bowling, Sterling Children’s Books, $7.95, 9781454932994

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

9. Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $9.99, 9781338236576

10. The Hidden Kingdom Graphic Novel (Wings of Fire) by Tui T. Sutherland, Mike Holmes (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338344059