The Mountains and Plains Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and MPIBA, for the week ended Sunday, November 15, 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. The Searcher by Tana French, Viking, $27, 9780735224650

2. The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly, Little, Brown, $29, 9780316485623

3. Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz, Harper, $28.99, 9780062955456

4. A Time for Mercy by John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385545969

5. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, Riverhead Books, $27, 9780525536291

6. Anxious People by Fredrik Backman, Atria, $28, 9781501160837

7. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab, Tor, $26.99, 9780765387561

8. Dearly: New Poems by Margaret Atwood, Ecco, $27.99, 9780063032491

9. The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett, Viking, $36, 9780525954989

10. Memorial by Bryan Washington, Riverhead Books, $27, 9780593087275

11. The Archer by Paulo Coelho, Knopf, $21, 9780593318270

12. The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans, Riverhead Books, $27, 9781594487330

13. Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi, Knopf, $27.95, 9780525658184

14. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Del Rey, $27, 9780525620785

15. Piranesi by Susanna Clarke, Bloomsbury Publishing, $27, 9781635575637


Hardcover Nonfiction


1. Caste by Isabel Wilkerson, Random House, $32, 9780593230251

2. The Best of Me by David Sedaris, Little, Brown, $30, 9780316628242

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

4. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey, Crown, $30, 9780593139134

5. One Life by Megan Rapinoe, Penguin Press, $27, 9781984881168

6. Humans by Brandon Stanton, St. Martin’s, $35, 9781250114297

7. Dessert Person by Claire Saffitz, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9781984826961

8. The 99% Invisible City by Roman Mars, Kurt Kohlstedt, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30, 9780358126607

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

10. First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country by Thomas E. Ricks, Harper, $29.99, 9780062997456

11. Modern Comfort Food by Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780804187060

12. Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh, Gallery Books, $30, 9781982156947

13. Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $35, 9781571311771

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

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


Trade Paperback Fiction


1. What Kind of Woman: Poems by Kate Baer, Harper Perennial, $17, 9780063008427

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

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

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

5. Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver by Mary Oliver, Penguin, $20, 9780399563263

6. Dune by Frank Herbert, Ace, $18, 9780441013593

7. The Topeka School by Ben Lerner, Picador, $17, 9781250758002

8. News of the World by Paulette Jiles, Morrow, $15.99, 9780062409218

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

10. Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart, Grove Press, $17, 9780802148506

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

12. Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir, Tordotcom, $17.99, 9781250313188

13. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $18, 9781501173219

14. When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through by Joy Harjo (Ed.), Norton, $19.95, 9780393356809

15. Postcolonial Love Poem: Poems by Natalie Diaz, Graywolf Press, $16, 9781644450147


Trade Paperback Nonfiction


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

2. What Unites Us by Dan Rather, Elliot Kirschner, Algonquin Books, $16.95, 9781616209940

3. Burnout by Emily Nagoski, Amelia Nagoski, Ballantine, $17, 9781984818324

4. My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, S&S, $18, 9781501145254

5. The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris, Penguin, $18, 9780525560739

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

7. The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson, Vintage, $17.95, 9780679763888

8. Air Mail by Amy Irvine, Pam Houston, Torrey House Press, $15.95, 9781948814386

9. Welcoming the Unwelcome by Pema Chödrön, Shambhala, $16.95, 9781611808681

10. Shade by Pete Souza, Voracious, $19.99, 9780316458214

11. Concealed by Esther Amini, Greenpoint Press, $20, 9780990619420

12. Honest Advent by Scott Erickson, Zondervan, $18.99, 9780310361879

13. How to Decide by Annie Duke, Portfolio, $18, 9780593418482

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

15. Intimations by Zadie Smith, Penguin, $10.95, 9780593297612


Mass Market


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

2. 1984 by George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935

3. Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780593098233

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

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

6. The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcom X, Ballantine, $7.99, 9780345350688

7. Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $10.99, 9780765365293

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

9. Wolf Pack by C.J. Box, Putnam, $9.99, 9780525538219

10. Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $8.99, 9781250318541


Children’s Illustrated


1. Cozy by Jan Brett, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780593109793

2. Attack of the Underwear Dragon by Scott Rothman, Pete Oswald (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780593119891

3. Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illus.), Kokila, $8.99, 9780593110508

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

5. Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice by Nikki Grimes, Laura Freeman (Illus.), Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9781534462670

6. Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea by Meena Harris, Ana Ramírez González (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $18.99, 9780062937407

7. We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illus.), Roaring Brook Press, $17.99, 9781250203557

8. Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard, Juana Martinez-Neal (Illus.), Roaring Brook Press, $18.99, 9781626727465

9. Superheroes Are Everywhere by Kamala Harris, Mechal Renee Roe (Illus.), Philomel Books, $17.99, 9781984837493

10. I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy, Elizabeth Baddeley (Illus.), Simon & Schuster (BYR), $18.99, 9781481465595


Children’s Interest


1. The Ickabog by J K. Rowling, Scholastic, $26.99, 9781338732870

2. This Is Your Time by Ruby Bridges, Delacorte Books for Young Readers, $15.99, 9780593378526

3. Twins by Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright (Illus.), Graphix, $12.99, 9781338236132

4. Skunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Algonquin Young Readers, $18.95, 9781643750057

5. A Whale of the Wild by Rosanne Parry, Lindsay Moore (Illus.), Greenwillow Books, $17.99, 9780062995926

6. Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9781534448834

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

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

9. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316453691

10. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780060530945


Children’s Series Titles


1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End by Jeff Kinney, Abrams, $14.99, 9781419748684

2. The Tower of Nero (The Trials of Apollo, Book Five) by Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781484746455

3. A Tale of Witchcraft… (A Tale of Magic… #2) by Chris Colfer, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780316523561

4. Dog Man: Grime and Punishment by Dav Pilkey, Graphix, $12.99, 9781338535624

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

6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427

7. The Bad Guys in The One?! (The Bad Guys, #12) by Aaron Blabey, Scholastic, $6.99, 9781338329506

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

9. The Darkdeep (Book One) by Ally Condie, Brendan Reichs, Bloomsbury Children’s Books, $7.99, 9781547602483

10. Midnight Sun (Twilight) by Stephenie Meyer, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $27.99, 9780316707046