National Indie Bestsellers - Hardcover Fiction

Bestseller List for August 21, 2019
Based on sales for the week ending August 18, 2019
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1. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26.00, 9780735219090
Owens' exquisite and heartbreaking novel is an August 2018 Indie Next List Great Read.
2. The Nickel Boys
Colson Whitehead, Doubleday, $24.95, 9780385537070
Whitehead's masterful and haunting new novel about two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida is the #1 Indie Next List Great Read for August 2019.
3. Chances Are . . .
Richard Russo, Knopf, $26.95, 9781101947746
Russo's riveting new novel about the abiding yet complex power of friendship is an August 2019 Indie Next List Great Read.
4. City of Girls
Elizabeth Gilbert, Riverhead Books, $28.00, 9781594634734
The new novel by the bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love is a June 2019 Indie Next List Great Read.
5. Inland- Debut
Téa Obreht, Random House, $27.00, 9780812992861
Obreht's beautiful, ambitious new novel is an August 2019 Indie Next List Great Read.
6. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
Ocean Vuong, Penguin Press, $26.00, 9780525562023
Vuong's debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, a first love, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The #1 Indie Next List Pick for June 2019.
7. The Turn of the Key
Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, $27.99, 9781501188770
Ware's spellbinding new novel of suspense is an August 2019 Indie Next List Great Read.
8. One Good Deed
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $29.00, 9781538750568
In his new thriller, Baldacci introduces an unforgettable new character: Archer, a straight-talking former World War II soldier fresh out of prison for a crime he didn't commit.
9. The New Girl
Daniel Silva, Harper, $28.99, 9780062834836
A breathtaking new Gabriel Allon thriller by the bestselling author of House of Spies.
10. Summer of '69
Elin Hilderbrand, Little Brown, $28.00, 9780316420013
In Hilderbrand's new novel four siblings experience the drama, intrigue, and upheaval of a summer when everything changed.
11. Circe
Madeline Miller, Little Brown, $27.00, 9780316556347
Miller's masterful follow-up to The Song of Achilles is an April 2018 Indie Next List Great read.
12. Normal People
Sally Rooney, Hogarth, $26.00, 9781984822178
In her new novel Rooney brings her brilliant psychological acuity and perfectly spare prose to a story that explores the subtleties of class, the electricity of first love, and the complex entanglements of family and friendship.
13. The Inn- Debut
James Patterson, Little Brown , $28.00, 9780316527583
Patterson's strongest team of characters since the Women's Murder Club are the first responders when their seafront town is targeted by vicious criminals.
14. Ask Again, Yes
Mary Beth Keane, Scribner, $27.00, 9781982106980
Keane's profoundly moving novel about two neighboring families in a suburban town is a June 2019 Indie Next List Great Read.
15. Lady in the Lake
Laura Lippman, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062390011
Lippman's new novel, set in 1960s Baltimore, is about a housewife turned aspiring reporter who pursues the murder of a forgotten young woman. An August 2019 Indie Next List Great Read.

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