This is one of my favorite ABA-generated Indie bookstore lists. In addition to an overall Top Ten, there are also selections based on six different categories: “There’s No Place Like Home,” “When … or If … Tomorrow Comes,” “Indomitable Women,” “Structural Surprises,” “Engrossing Nonfiction,” and “War … and Peace. ” What a fun way for reading groups to debate what to read! Harper’s selections are below and a complete list is here.
# 5 This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage (9780062236685) by Ann Patchett. $15.99 trade paper.
# 7 The Valley of Amazement (9780062107329) by Amy Tan. $16.99 trade paper.
- We Are Water (9780061941030) by Wally Lamb. $16.99 trade paper.
- The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells (9780062213792) by Andrew Sean Greer. $14.99 trade paper.
- The Tilted World (9780062069191) by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly. $14.99 trade paper.
- Bad Feminist: Essays (9780062282712) by Roxanne Gay. $15.99 trade paper.
- The Men Who United the States: America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible (9780062079619) by Simon Winchester. $16.99 trade paper.
- The Illusion of Separateness (9780062248459) by Simon Van Booy. $14.99 trade paper.
- The Wind Is Not a River (9780062279989) by Brian Payton. $15.99 trade paper.