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The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue tops Alberta independent bookshops’ fiction bestseller list for week ended July 26

Posted on August 01, 2020, 1:00 am
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Here are the lists of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold by independent booksellers in Alberta during the week ended Sunday, July 26, 2020.

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


1. The Pull of the Stars – Emma Donoghue (HarperCollins)
2. Son of a Trickster – Eden Robinson (Knopf Canada)
3. Girl, Woman, Other – Bernardine Evaristo (Black Cat)
4. Normal People – Sally Rooney (Vintage Canada)
5. The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett (Riverhead Books)
6. Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club – Megan Gail Coles (House of Anansi)
7. Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
8. Utopia Avenue – David Mitchell (Knopf Canada)
9. Hamnet and Judith – Maggie O’Farrell (Knopf Canada)
10. The Glass Hotel – Emily St. John Mandel (HarperCollins)


1. Too Much and Never Enough – Mary L. Trump (Simon & Schuster)
2. White Fragility – Robin Di Angelo (Beacon Press)
3. How to Be an Antiracist – Ibram X. Kendi (One World)
4. Me and White Supremacy – Layla Saad (Sourcebooks)
5. We Have Always Been Here – Samra Habib (Viking)
6. From the Ashes – Jesse Thistle (Simon & Schuster)
7. Braiding Sweetgrass – Robin Wall Kimmerer (Milkweed Editions)
8. So You Want to Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo (Basic Books)
9. 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act – Bob Joseph (Page Two Books)
10. The Skin We’re In – Desmond Cole (Doubleday Canada)

* Alberta Author + Alberta Publisher

The independent bookstores contributing to the weekly lists are:

Audreys Books, Edmonton
Cafe Books, Canmore
Drawn to Books, Edmonton
Glass Bookshop, Edmonton
Monkeyshines Books, Calgary
Owl’s Nest Books, Calgary
Pages on Kensington, Calgary
Shelf Life Books, Calgary
The Next Page, Calgary
Three Hills Books, Three Hills

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