Alberta Politics
Former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney is suddenly surrounded by a political buzz (Photo: University of British Columbia).

Here are the lists of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold by independent booksellers in Alberta during the week ended Sunday, April 4, 2021.

The lists are compiled by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta, and include sales at Audreys Books in Edmonton and Glass Bookshop in Edmonton.

Is former Bank of Canada and Bank of England governor Mark Carney headed for a Canadian political debut? He’s pledged his support for the Liberal Party. Political circles are abuzz with the potential he would have as a star candidate.

Of course, stars can fall, even ones that look wagon-ready. Nevertheless, it’s obvious the discriminating sort of readers who patronize independent bookstores in Alberta are giving Dr. Carney a closer look. The bad news for the Liberals is, that’s probably not a demographic that’s going to make a lot of difference. 

ALBERTA FICTION BESTSELLERS

1. Jonny Appleseed – Joshua Whitehead (Arsenal Pulp Press) *
2. The Midnight Library – Matt Haig (HarperCollins)
3. The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller (Ecco)
4. The Rose Code – Kate Quinn (William Morrow)
5. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse – Charlie Mackesy (HarperCollins)
6. Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
7. The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett (Riverhead Books)
8. There, There – Tommy Orange (McClelland & Stewart)
9. The Midnight Bargain – C.L. Polk (Erewhon Books) *
10. The Glass Hotel – Emily St. John Mandel (HarperCollins)

ALBERTA NON-FICTION BESTSELLERS

1. Values – Mark Carney…

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