Indigenous Canadian author Michelle Good (Photo: CFJC Today, Kamloops, B.C.)

Here are the lists of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold by independent booksellers in Alberta during the week ended Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

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


1. Five Little Indians – Michelle Good (Harper Perennial)
2. The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller (Ecco)
3. People We Meet on Vacation – Emily Henry (Berkley)
4. The Maidens – Alex Michaelides (Celadon Books)
5. All’s Well – Mona Awad (Simon & Schuster)
6. Klara and the Sun – Kazuo Ishiguro (Knopf Canada)
7. Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
8. The Thursday Murder Club – Richard Osman (Viking)
9. The Last Thing He Told Me – Laura Dave (Simon & Schuster)
10. The Priory of the Orange Tree – Samantha Shannon (Bloomsbury Publishing)


1. Wícihitowin – ed. Gord Bruyere (Amawaajibitang), Michael Anthony Hart (Kaskitémahikan) and Raven Sinclair (Ótiskewápíwskew) (Fernwood Publishing)
2. Braiding Sweetgrass – Robin Wall Kimmerer (Milkweed Editions)
3. Settler – Emma Battell Lowman and Adam J. Barker (Fernwood Publishing)
4. Blackfoot Ways of Knowing – Betty Bastien (University of Calgary Press) * +
5. Seeking Mino-Pimatisiwin – Michael Hart (Fernwood Publishing)
6. Life Stages and Native Women – Kim Anderson (University of Manitoba Press)
7. Our Grandmothers’ Lives – ed. Freda Ahenakew and H. C. Wolfart (University of Regina Press)
8. Stories of Métis Women – ed. Bailey Oster and Marilyn Lizee (Durvile Publications) * +
9. Whitewater Cooks Together Again – Shelley Adams (self-published)
10. The Whole-Brain Child – Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson (Bantam)

* 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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