Alta Journal’s California Bestsellers List (November 2, 2022)

With a report from the California Independent Booksellers Alliance, Alta Journal brings you a list of the best-selling titles at independent bookstores in Northern and Southern California for the week ending October 30, 2022.

This week’s list features a paperback by Rebecca Solnit Orwell’s rosesa new survey of politics and horticulture by September 2021 California Book Club author. Solnit explores George Orwell’s life in a new light, from his lesser-known journeys deep into the coal mines of England to his involvement in gardening. Passengerby Cormac McCarthy, evaluated Alta, is an exciting new addition to the list. The novel—the first of two related volumes—follows Bobby Western as he investigates the sunken wreckage and investigates a possible government cover-up.

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

Southern California


BIG COVER FICTION

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  1. Copperhead demonBarbara Kingsolver, Harper, $32.50
  2. Passenger, Cormac McCarthy, Knopf, $30. To read Alta revieww
  3. Our missing heartsCeleste Ng, Penguin Press, $29
  4. Tomorrow, Tomorrow and TomorrowGabrielle Zevin, Knopf, $28
  5. Liberation Day: StoriesGeorge Saunders, Random House, $28
    1. NON-FICTION HARD ENVELOPE

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      1. Go-To Dinners: The Barefoot Contessa CookbookIna Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35
      2. I’m glad my mom diedJennette McCurdy, Simon & Schuster, $27.99
      3. The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man: A MemoirPaul Newman, Knopf, $32
      4. Crying in H Mart: A MemoirMichelle Zauner, Knopf, $26.95
      5. Solito: A memoryJavier Zamora, Hogarth Press, $28
        1. TRADE PAPER FICTION

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          1. It starts with usColleen Hoover, Atria Books, $17.99
          2. It ends hereColleen Hoover, Atria Books, $16.99
          3. Achilles’ songMadeline Miller, Ecco Press, $17.99
          4. The Hail Mary projectAndy Weir, Ballantine Books, $20
          5. Malibu is risingTaylor Jenkins Reid, Ballantine Books, $18
            1. TRADE PAPER NON-FICTION

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              1. The Body Keeps Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in Trauma TreatmentBessel van der Kolk, MD, Penguin Books, $19
              2. Weaving Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Science, and Plant LearningRobin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $20
              3. Oldest Los AngelesMimi Slawoff, Reedy Press, $20.95
              4. Sapiens: A Brief History of MankindYuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99
              5. Orwell’s rosesRebecca Solnit, Penguin Books, $18
                1. Northern California


                  BIG COVER FICTION

                  alta magazine california bestseller list 2 november 2022 northern california hardcover fiction

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                  1. Passenger, Cormac McCarthy, Knopf, $30. To read Alta revieww
                  2. Copperhead demonBarbara Kingsolver, Harper, $32.50
                  3. Our missing heartsCeleste Ng, Penguin Press, $29
                  4. Liberation Day: StoriesGeorge Saunders, Random House, $28
                  5. Fairy taleStephen King, Scribner, $32.50
                    1. NON-FICTION HARD ENVELOPE

                      alta magazine california bestseller list 2 november 2022 northern california hardcover nonfiction

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                      1. I’m glad my mom diedJennette McCurdy, Simon & Schuster, $27.99
                      2. Go-To Dinners: The Barefoot Contessa CookbookIna Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35
                      3. The Myth of Normality: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic CultureMD Gabor Maté, with Daniel Maté, Avery, $30
                      4. What if? 2: More serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questionsRandall Munroe, Riverhead Books, $30
                      5. Solito: A memoryJavier Zamora, Hogarth Press, $28
                        1. TRADE PAPER FICTION

                          alta magazine california bestseller list november 2, 2022 northern california trade paperback fiction

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                          1. It starts with usColleen Hoover, Atria Books, $17.99
                          2. Land of cloud cuckoosAnthony Doerr, Scribner, $20
                          3. Evelyn Hugo’s Seven HusbandsTaylor Jenkins Reid, Washington Square Press, $17
                          4. SentenceLouise Erdrich, Harper Perennial, $18
                          5. The Hail Mary projectAndy Weir, Ballantine Books, $20
                            1. TRADE PAPER NON-FICTION

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                              1. Weaving Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Science, and Plant LearningRobin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $20
                              2. Fuzz: When nature breaks the lawMary Roach, WW Norton & Company, $16.95
                              3. The Body Keeps Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in Trauma TreatmentBessel van der Kolk, MD, Penguin Books, $19
                              4. Zen and the art of saving the planetThich Nhat Hanh, HarperOne, $17.99
                              5. All About Love: New Visionsbell hooks, William Morrow, $16.99
                                1. Source: California Independent Booksellers Alliance

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