Alta Journal’s California Bestsellers List (November 9, 2022)

This week’s bestselling titles include Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry, The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka, and These Precious Days by Ann Patchett.

friends, lovers, and the big terrible thing, matthew perry, the seven moons of maali almeida, shehan karunatilaka, these precious days, ann patchett
Alta

Alta Journal brings you a list of the bestselling titles at independent bookstores across Northern and Southern California for the week ending November 6, 2022, with reporting from the California Independent Booksellers Alliance.

U2’s frontman, Bono, makes his way to the top of the chart with his newly released memoir, Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story. The singer shares intimate details of his life and describes the people who helped him along the way. The music does not stop there, as Santa Monica coffee shop owner and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Bob Dylan debuts on the list with The Philosophy of Modern Song, a collection of essays on more than 60 songs recorded by other artists.

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

Southern California


HARDCOVER FICTION

alta journal california bestsellers list, southern california, hardcover, fiction, november 11 2022
Alta
  1. The Passenger, Cormac McCarthy, Knopf, $30. Read the Alta review
  2. Our Missing Hearts, Celeste Ng, Penguin Press, $29
  3. Demon Copperhead, Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $32.50
  4. Liberation Day: Stories, George Saunders, Random House, $28
  5. Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus, Doubleday, $29

    HARDCOVER NONFICTION

    alta journal california bestsellers list, southern california, hardcover, fiction, november 11 2022
    Alta
    1. Go-To Dinners: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35
    2. Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story, Bono, Knopf, $34
    3. And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle, Jon Meacham, Random House, $40
    4. Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir, Matthew Perry, Flatiron Books, $29.99
    5. The Philosophy of Modern Song, Bob Dylan, Simon & Schuster, $45

      TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

      alta journal california bestsellers list, southern california, hardcover, fiction, november 11 2022
      Alta
      1. It Starts with Us, Colleen Hoover, Atria Books, $17.99
      2. It Ends with Us, Colleen Hoover, Atria Books, $16.99
      3. The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida, Shehan Karunatilaka, W.W. Norton & Company, $18.95
      4. Cloud Cuckoo Land, Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $20
      5. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Washington Square Press, $17

        TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

        alta journal california bestsellers list, southern california, hardcover, fiction, november 11 2022
        Alta
        1. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Bessel van der Kolk, MD, Penguin Books, $19
        2. All About Love: New Visions, bell hooks, William Morrow, $16.99
        3. These Precious Days: Essays, Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $18
        4. The Years, Annie Ernaux, Alison L. Strayer (translator), Seven Stories Press, $19.95
        5. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen Publishing, $12.95

          Northern California


          HARDCOVER FICTION

          alta journal california bestsellers list, northern california, hardcover, fiction, november 11 2022
          Alta
          1. Demon Copperhead, Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $32.50
          2. The Passenger, Cormac McCarthy, Knopf, $30. Read the Alta review
          3. Liberation Day: Stories, George Saunders, Random House, $28
          4. Our Missing Hearts, Celeste Ng, Penguin Press, $29
          5. Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus, Doubleday, $29

            HARDCOVER NONFICTION

            alta journal california bestsellers list, northern california, hardcover, nonfiction, november 11 2022
            Alta
            1. The Philosophy of Modern Song, Bob Dylan, Simon & Schuster, $45
            2. Go-To Dinners: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35
            3. Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story, Bono, Knopf, $34
            4. I’m Glad My Mom Died, Jennette McCurdy, Simon & Schuster, $27.99
            5. Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir, Matthew Perry, Flatiron Books, $29.99

              TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

              alta journal california bestsellers list, northern california, trade paperback, fiction, november 11 2022
              Alta
              1. It Starts with Us, Colleen Hoover, Atria Books, $17.99
              2. Cloud Cuckoo Land, Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $20
              3. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Washington Square Press, $17
              4. It Ends with Us, Colleen Hoover, Atria Books, $16.99
              5. The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida, Shehan Karunatilaka, W.W. Norton & Company, $18.95

                TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

                alta journal california bestsellers list, northern california, trade paperback, nonfiction, november 11 2022
                Alta
                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, $16.99
                3. The Years, Annie Ernaux, Alison L. Strayer (translator), Seven Stories Press, $19.95
                4. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Bessel van der Kolk, MD, Penguin Books, $19
                5. These Precious Days: Essays, Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $18

                  Source: California Independent Booksellers Alliance

                  Advertisement - Continue Reading Below