Alta Journal bestseller list in California (September 21, 2022)

With reports from the California Independent Booksellers Association, Alta Journal We’re excited to bring you the best sellers of independent bookstores across Northern and Southern California for sales week ending September 18, 2022.

Making the list again is Joan Didion – featured on the cover Alta‘s Spring 2022 The case – this time with her diary year of magical thinking. Depicting grief and heartbreak, the live action follows Didion through some of her most challenging times. Alta contributor Anita Koonsauthor Another history of artAnd the check Didion’s life as well as her writings. Also on the list is Lauren Groff, for her book matrix. The story follows an orphan who is expelled from the royal court and sent to live in a dilapidated monastery. Groff’s captivating novel is not only found in matrix; Book Club host in California John Freeman Featured The author in his literary journal, Freeman.

For a complete list of titles and categories, visit California Independent Booksellers Alliance. •

Southern California


hard imagination

Alta California Bestseller List, September 21, 2022, Southern California, Fiction

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  1. fairy taleStephen King Scribner $32.50
  2. marriage pictureMaggie O’Farrell, Knopf, $28
  3. ninth nonnaTamsyn Muir, Tordotcom, $28.99
  4. The return of Kari SotoTaylor Jenkins Red Ballantine Books, $28
  5. Tomorrow, tomorrow and tomorrowKnopf, Gabriel Zeven, $28
    1. non-congestion stiffness

      Alta Journal California Bestseller List, September 21, 2022, Southern California, Nonfiction

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      1. I’m so glad my mom passed awayJeanette McCurdy, Simon & Schuster $27.99
      2. What if? 2: Additional serious scientific answers to silly hypothetical questionsRandall Munroe, Riverhead Books, $30
      3. Life’s Work: A MemoirDavid Milch, Random House, $28
      4. You Owe It: Ignite Your Strength, Your Purpose, and WhyEric Thomas, Ph.D., Rodale Books, $27
      5. Dinner with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of FriendshipsNina Tottenberg and Simon & Schuster $27.99
        1. commercial paper trend

          Alta Journal California Bestseller List, September 21, 2022, Southern California, Paper Fiction Trade

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          1. Evelyn Hugo’s Seven HusbandsTaylor Jenkins Reed, Washington Square Press, $17
          2. ends with usColin Hoover, Atria Books, $16.99
          3. Where Cordads singsDelia Owens, JP Putnam Sons, $18
          4. Malibu heightTaylor Jenkins Reed Ballantine Books, $18
          5. RealityColin Hoover, Grand Central Publishing, $16.99
            1. Denial of cardboard

              Alta Journal California Bestseller Sep 21 2022 Southern California Trade Non-Fiction Paperback

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              1. All About Love: New InsightsBill Hooks, William Morrow & Company, $16.99
              2. Fluff: When Nature Breaks the LawMary Roach, W.W. Norton & Company, $16.95
              3. year of magical thinkingJoan Didion, Vintage, $17
              4. Reflections: a new translation (revised)Marcus Aurelius, Modern Library, $11
              5. It’s All Now: Lessons From City-State Los AngelesRosecrans Baldwin, Picador, $18
                1. Northern California


                  hard imagination

                  Alta California Bestseller List, September 21, 2022, Northern California, Fiction

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                  1. ninth nonnaTamsyn Muir, Tordotcom, $28.99
                  2. fairy taleStephen King Scribner $32.50
                  3. marriage pictureMaggie O’Farrell, Knopf, $28
                  4. Chemistry lessonsBonnie Jarmus, Doubleday, $29
                  5. lessonsIan McEwan, Knopf, $30
                    1. non-congestion stiffness

                      Alta Journal California Best Seller List, September 21, 2022, Northern California, Non-Fiction

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                      1. I’m so glad my mom passed awayJeanette McCurdy, Simon & Schuster $27.99
                      2. What if? 2: Additional serious scientific answers to silly hypothetical questionsRandall Munroe, Riverhead Books, $30
                      3. Solito: MemoirsJavier Zamora, Hogarth Press, $28
                      4. Dinner with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of FriendshipsNina Tottenberg and Simon & Schuster $27.99
                      5. Keeping the Line: Inside the Prominent US Attorney’s Office and His Battle with Trump’s Department of JusticeJeffrey Berman, Penguin Press, $30
                        1. commercial paper trend

                          The Alta Journal California Bestseller List, September 21, 2022, Northern California, Paper Fiction Trade

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                          1. Evelyn Hugo’s Seven HusbandsTaylor Jenkins Reed, Washington Square Press, $17
                          2. ends with usColin Hoover, Atria Books, $16.99
                          3. Where Cordads singsDelia Owens, JP Putnam Sons, $18
                          4. circeMadeline Miller, Back by Box, $16.99
                          5. matrixLauren Groff, Riverhead Books, $18
                            1. Denial of cardboard

                              California Alta Journal Bestseller Sep 21 2022 Northern California Trade Non-Fiction Paperback

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                              1. Sweetgrass braiding for youth: Aboriginal wisdom, scientific knowledge, and plant teachingsRobin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Edition, $20
                              2. Fluff: When Nature Breaks the LawMary Roach, W.W. Norton & Company, $16.95
                              3. All About Love: New InsightsBill Hooks, William Morrow & Company, $16.99
                              4. The Body Keeps the Score: The Brain, Mind, and Body in Trauma HealingBissell van der Kolk, MD, Penguin Books, $19
                              5. Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the ForestSusan Simard, Vintage, $17
                                1. source: California Independent Booksellers Alliance

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