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American novelist Jesmyn Ward (Photo: MacArthur Foundation).

Sing, Unburied, Sing by American author Jesmyn Ward tops Alberta independent bookshops’ fiction bestseller list

Posted on July 03, 2021, 1:30 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, June 27, 2021.

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


1. Sing, Unburied, Sing – Jesmyn Ward (Scribner)
2. Unlocking – Amy LeBlanc (University of Calgary Press) * +
3. The Rose Code – Kate Quinn (William Morrow)
4. The Midnight Library – Matt Haig (HarperCollins)
5. Malibu Rising – Taylor Jenkins Reid (Doubleday Canada)
6. Five Little Indians – Michelle Good (Harper Perennial)
7. The Last Thing He Told Me – Laura Dave (Simon & Schuster)
8. The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller (Ecco)
9. Hamnet – Maggie O’Farrell (Vintage Canada)
10. Circe – Madeline Miller (Little Brown and Company)


1. Think Again – Adam Grant (Viking)
2. Biased – Jennifer L. Eberhardt (Penguin Books)
3. The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls (Scribner)
4. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century – Yuval Noah Harari (McClelland & Stewart)
5. Braiding Sweetgrass – Robin Wall Kimmerer (Milkweed Editions)
6. Invisible Women – Caroline Criado Perez (Abrams Press)
7. Last Child in the Woods – Richard Louv (Algonquin Books)
8. The Menopause Manifesto – Dr. Jen Gunter (Random House Canada)
9. The Bushman’s Lair – Paul McKendrick (Harbour Publishing) *
10. You Look Good for Your Age – ed. Rona Altrows (University of Alberta Press) * +

* Alberta Author + Alberta Publisher

The independent bookstores contributing to this weekly list 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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