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The Dutch House by Ann Patchett tops independent Edmonton booksellers’ bestseller list

Posted on January 18, 2020, 1:30 am
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Whoops! This was the list for the top 10 fiction, non-fiction and poetry titles sold by independent booksellers in Edmonton during the week ended Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. Please consider this a correction.

Next week, I’ll go back to using the province-wide lists are compiled by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta, and which include the two independent bookstores in Edmonton, Audreys Books and Glass Bookshop in Edmonton.


1. The Dutch House – Ann Patchett (HarperCollins)
2. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous – Ocean Vuong (Penguin)
3. Days by Moonlight – André Alexis (Coach House Books)
4. Son of a Trickster – Eden Robinson (Vintage Canada)
5. A Better Man – Louise Penny (St. Martin’s Publishing Group)
6. Watching You Without Me – Lynn Coady (House of Anansi)
7. The Marrow Thieves – Cherie Dimaline (Dancing Cat Books)
8. Ducks, Newburyport – Lucy Ellman (Biblioasis)
9. The Innocents – Michael Crummey (Doubleday Canada)
10. My Sister, the Serial Killer – Oyinkan Braithwate (Anchor Books)


1. Fit Cities – Karen K. Lee (Doubleday Canada)
2. How to Make Art at the End of the World – Natalie Loveless (Duke University Press)
3. I Hope We Choose Love – Kai Cheng Thom (Arsenal Pulp Press)
4. From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way – Jesse Thistle (Simon & Schuster)
5. Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over – Alison Roman (Potter)
6. Just Enough Research – Erika Hall (A Book Apart)
7. No One is Too Small to Make a Difference – Greta Thunberg (Penguin Canada)
8. Catch & Kill – Ronan Farrow (Little Brown and Company)
9. Educated – Tara Westover (HarperCollins Canada)
10. Duchess at Home: Sweet & Savoury Recipes from My Home to Yours – Giselle
Courteau (Appetite by Penguin Random House) *


1. NDN Coping Mechanisms: Notes from the Field – Billy-Ray Belcourt (House of Anansi) *
2. Hustling Verse: An Anthology of Sex Workers’ Poetry – ed. Amber Dawn and Justin Ducharme (Arsenal Pulp Press)
3. This Wound is a World – Billy-Ray Belcourt (Frontenac House) * +
4. This is How We Disappear – Titilope Sonuga (Write Bloody North) *
5. Bluets – Maggie Nelson (Wave Books)
6. Inquiries – Michelle Porter (Breakwater Books)
7. Quarrels – Eve Joseph (Anvil Press)
8. Autobiography of Red – Anne Carson (Vintage Canada)
9. Faces that Fled the Wind – Alycia Pirmohamed (BOAAT Press) *
10. A God Dance in Human Cloth – NASRA (Glass Buffalo Publishing) * +

* Alberta Author + Alberta Publisher

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