Alta Journal’s California Bestsellers List (November 2, 2022)

In a statement from the California Independent Booksellers Alliance, Alta Journal brings you a list of the best-selling titles at independent bookstores throughout Northern and Southern California for the week ending October 30, 2022.

On the list this week is the back cover of Rebecca Solnit Orwell’s Rosesa new exploration of politics and agriculture by California Book Club September 2021 author. Solnit examines George Orwell’s life in a new light, from his little-known adventures in the coal mines of England to his involvement in horticulture. Passengerby Cormac McCarthy, reviewed by Alta, is an exciting new addition to the list. The novel – the first of two parallel volumes – follows Bobby Western as he investigates a plane crash and investigates a government cover-up.

For a complete list of titles and categories, visit the California Independent Booksellers Alliance.•

Southern California


HARDCOVER FICTION

alta journal's California's bestsellers list, November 2 2022, southern California, hardcover, fiction

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  1. Demon CopperheadBarbara Kingsolver, Harper, $32.50
  2. Passenger, Cormac McCarthy, Knopf, $30. Read the Alta revieww
  3. Our Lost HeartsCeleste Ng, Penguin Press, $29
  4. Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrowGabrielle Zevin, Knopf, $28
  5. Independence Day: StoriesGeorge Saunders, Random House, $28
    1. HARDCOVER NONFICTION

      alta journal's california's bestsellers list, November 2 2022, southern california, hardcover, nonfiction

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      1. Go to Dinners: The Barefoot Contessa CookbookIna Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35
      2. I’m Glad My Mother DiedJennette McCurdy, Simon & Schuster, $27.99
      3. The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man: A MemoirPaul Newman, Knopf, $32
      4. Crying at H Mart: A MemoirMichelle Zauner, Knopf, $26.95
      5. Solito: A MemoirJavier Zamora, Hogarth Press, $28
        1. FACE TRADE PAPER

          alta journal's california bestsellers list, November 2 2022, southern California, trade paper, fiction

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          1. It starts with usColleen Hoover, Atria Books, $17.99
          2. It Ends With UsColleen Hoover, Atria Books, $16.99
          3. The song of AchillesMadeline Miller, Ecco Press, $17.99
          4. The Hail Mary ProjectAndy Weir, Ballantine Books, $20
          5. The Rise of MalibuTaylor Jenkins Reid, Ballantine Books, $18
            1. NO TRADE PAPER

              alta journal's california bestsellers list, November 2 2022, southern California, trade paperback, nonfiction

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              1. The Body Keeps Score: Mind, Mind and Body in Movement HealingBessel van der Kolk, MD, Penguin Books, $19
              2. Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Traditional Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and Botanical Teachings.Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $20
              3. Great in Los AngelesMimi Slawoff, Reedy Press, $20.95
              4. Sapiens: A Brief History of HumanityYuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99
              5. Orwell’s RosesRebecca Solnit, Penguin Books, $18
                1. Northern California


                  HARDCOVER FICTION

                  alta journal california bestseller list, november 2 2022, northern california, hardcover, fiction

                  Alta

                  1. Passenger, Cormac McCarthy, Knopf, $30. Read the Alta revieww
                  2. Demon CopperheadBarbara Kingsolver, Harper, $32.50
                  3. Our Lost HeartsCeleste Ng, Penguin Press, $29
                  4. Independence Day: StoriesGeorge Saunders, Random House, $28
                  5. fairy talesStephen King, Scribner, $32.50
                    1. HARDCOVER NONFICTION

                      alta journal california bestseller list, november 2 2022, northern california, hardcover, nonfiction

                      Alta

                      1. I’m Glad My Mother DiedJennette McCurdy, Simon & Schuster, $27.99
                      2. Go to Dinners: The Barefoot Contessa CookbookIna Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35
                      3. The Common Myth: Injury, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic CultureGabor Maté, MD, and Daniel Maté, Avery, $30
                      4. What if? 2: More In-depth Scientific Answers to Perplexing QuestionsRandall Munroe, Riverhead Books, $30
                      5. Solito: A MemoirJavier Zamora, Hogarth Press, $28
                        1. FACE TRADE PAPER

                          alta journal's california bestsellers list, November 2 2022, Northern California, trade paper, fiction

                          Alta

                          1. It starts with usColleen Hoover, Atria Books, $17.99
                          2. Cloud Cuckoo LandAnthony Doerr, Scribner, $20
                          3. Evelyn Hugo’s seven husbandsTaylor Jenkins Reid, Washington Square Press, $17
                          4. A sentenceLouise Erdrich, Harper Perennial, $18
                          5. The Hail Mary ProjectAndy Weir, Ballantine Books, $20
                            1. NO TRADE PAPER

                              alta journal's california bestsellers list, November 2 2022, Northern California, paperback, nonfiction

                              Alta

                              1. Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Traditional Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and Botanical Teachings.Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $20
                              2. The Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the LawMary Roach, WW Norton & Company, $16.95
                              3. The Body Keeps Score: Mind, Mind and Body in Trauma HealingBessel van der Kolk, MD, Penguin Books, $19
                              4. Zen and the Art of Saving the PlanetThich Nhat Hanh, HarperOne, $17.99
                              5. All About Love: New Perspectivesmetal hooks, William Morrow, $16.99
                                1. Source: California Independent Booksellers Alliance

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