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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  Hardcover Fiction Last Week/
Weeks on List
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.
1/52
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.
2/5
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.
3/3
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.
4/11
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.
/1
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.
5/11
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.
6/2
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.
9/4
9. The New Girl
Daniel Silva, Harper, $28.99, 9780062834836
A breathtaking new Gabriel Allon thriller by the bestselling author of House of Spies.
7/5
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.
8/9
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.
10/63
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.
11/18
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.
/1
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.
15/9
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.
13/3

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