Alta Journal’s California Bestsellers List (July 27, 2022)

This week’s bestselling titles include Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Daniel Silva, The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, and They Want to Kill Americans: The Militias, Terrorists, and Deranged Ideology of the Trump Insurgency by Malcolm Nance.

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We took a deep dive into this week’s report from the California Independent Booksellers Alliance to bring you a list of the bestselling titles at independent bookstores across Northern and Southern California for the sales week ending July 24, 2022.

Opium, caffeine, and mescaline: Michael Pollan’s new book, This Is Your Mind on Plants, scrutinizes the culture in which these natural psychoactives are consumed, how they are used, and the effects they have on the mind. If potent plants caught your attention, an exploration of the extraordinary abilities of fungi might be your next read, and Alta Journal’s Adam Fisher has you covered. Also on this week’s bestseller list is Portrait of an Unknown Woman, by Daniel Silva, a thriller that throws readers into the midst of an art puzzle. Art enthusiasts won’t want to miss Alta’s Fall 2021 issue, with a cover story and special section devoted to West Coast Art.

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

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA


HARDCOVER FICTION

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  1. Portrait of an Unknown Woman, Daniel Silva, Harper, $29.99
  2. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, Gabrielle Zevin, Knopf, $28
  3. The Daughter of Doctor Moreau, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Del Rey, $28
  4. Horse, Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $28
  5. Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus, Doubleday, $29

    HARDCOVER NONFICTION

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    1. Crying in H Mart: A Memoir, Michelle Zauner, Knopf, $26.95
    2. Happy-Go-Lucky, David Sedaris, Little, Brown and Company, $29
    3. The Win-Win Wealth Strategy: 7 Investments the Government Will Pay You to Make, Tom Wheelwright, Wiley, $25
    4. Bad City: Peril and Power in the City of Angels, Paul Pringle, Celadon Books, $29.99
    5. Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks, Patrick Radden Keefe, Doubleday, $30

      TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

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      1. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, $18
      2. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Washington Square Press, $17
      3. People We Meet on Vacation, Emily Henry, Berkley, $16
      4. Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro, Vintage, $16.95
      5. Book Lovers, Emily Henry, Berkley, $17

        TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

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        1. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Penguin Books, $19
        2. All About Love: New Visions, bell hooks, William Morrow & Company, $16.99
        3. A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life, George Saunders, Random House, $18.99
        4. Everything Now: Lessons from the City-State of Los Angeles, Rosecrans Baldwin, Picador, $18
        5. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen Publishing, $12.95

          NORTHERN CALIFORNIA


          HARDCOVER FICTION

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          1. Portrait of an Unknown Woman, Daniel Silva, Harper, $29.99
          2. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, Gabrielle Zevin, Knopf, $28
          3. Horse, Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $28
          4. Lapvona, Ottessa Moshfegh, Penguin Press, $27
          5. Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus, Doubleday, $29

            HARDCOVER NONFICTION

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            1. The High Sierra: A Love Story, Kim Stanley Robinson, Little, Brown and Company, $40
            2. Happy-Go-Lucky, David Sedaris, Little, Brown and Company, $29
            3. An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us, Ed Yong, Random House, $30
            4. Crying in H Mart: A Memoir, Michelle Zauner, Knopf, $26.95
            5. They Want to Kill Americans: The Militias, Terrorists, and Deranged Ideology of the Trump Insurgency, Malcolm Nance, St. Martin’s Press, $29.99

              TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

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              1. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, $18
              2. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Washington Square Press, $17
              3. Verity, Colleen Hoover, Grand Central Publishing, $16.99
              4. Circe, Madeline Miller, Back Bay Books, $16.99
              5. Book Lovers, Emily Henry, Berkley, $17

                TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

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                1. Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $20
                2. All About Love: New Visions, bell hooks, William Morrow & Company, $16.99
                3. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Penguin Books, $19
                4. The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War, Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay Books, $18.99
                5. This Is Your Mind on Plants, Michael Pollan, Penguin Books, $18

                  Source: California Independent Booksellers Alliance

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