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.
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…