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

According to the California Independent Booksellers Alliance, alta magazine Bringing you a list of best-selling titles in independent bookstores in Northern and Southern California for the week ending October 30, 2022.

On this week’s list is Rebecca Solnit’s paperback Orwell’s rosea fresh exploration of politics and gardening Author of California Book Club September 2021. Solnit takes a fresh look at George Orwell’s life, from his little-known journeys deep in England’s coal mines to his involvement in gardening. passengerCormac McCarthy, Reviewer alta, is an exciting new member. The novel—the first of two related volumes—follows Bobby West as he explores the sunken wreckage of a plane and investigates a possible government cover-up.

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

Southern California


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alta Magazine's California Bestsellers, November 2, 2022 Southern California, Hardcover, Fiction

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  1. Devil CopperfishBarbara Kingsolver, Harper, $32.50
  2. passenger, Cormac McCarthy, Knopf, $30.read alta revieww
  3. our missing heartCeleste Ng, Penguin Press, $29
  4. tomorrow, tomorrow, and tomorrowGabriel Zevin, Knopf, $28
  5. Emancipation Day: The StoryGeorge Sanders, Random House, $28
    1. Hardcover Non-Fiction

      alta Magazine's California Bestsellers, November 2, 2022 Southern California, Hardcover, Nonfiction

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      1. Go To Dinner: The Barefoot Countess RecipeIna Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35
      2. I’m glad my mom 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 Zuna, Knopf, $26.95
      5. Solito: A MemoirJavier Zamora, Hogarth Press, $28
        1. Business Paperback Fiction

          Alta Magazine's California Bestsellers, November 2, 2022 Southern California, Trade Paperbacks, Fiction

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          1. start with usColleen Hoover, Atria Books, $17.99
          2. it ends with usColleen Hoover, Atria Books, $16.99
          3. Song of AchillesMadeleine 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. Commercial Paperback Nonfiction

              Alta Magazine's California Bestsellers, November 2, 2022 Southern California, Trade Paperbacks, Nonfiction

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              1. Body Retention Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in Trauma TherapyBessel van der Kolk, MD, Penguin Books, $19
              2. Weaving herbs for young people: Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plantsRobin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Edition, $20
              3. Oldest Los AngelesMimi Slawoff, Reedy Press, $20.95
              4. Homo sapiens: A Brief History of HumanityYuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $24.99
              5. Orwell’s roseRebecca Solnit, Penguin Books, $18
                1. Northern California


                  hardcover novel

                  alta Magazine's California Bestsellers, November 2, 2022 Northern California, Hardcover, Fiction

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                  1. passenger, Cormac McCarthy, Knopf, $30.read alta revieww
                  2. Devil CopperfishBarbara Kingsolver, Harper, $32.50
                  3. our missing heartCeleste Ng, Penguin Press, $29
                  4. Emancipation Day: The StoryGeorge Sanders, Random House, $28
                  5. fairy taleStephen King, Scribner, $32.50
                    1. Hardcover Non-Fiction

                      Alta Magazine's California Bestsellers, November 2, 2022, Northern California, Hardcover, Nonfiction

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                      1. I’m glad my mom diedJennette McCurdy, Simon & Schuster, $27.99
                      2. Go To Dinner: The Barefoot Countess RecipeIna Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35
                      3. Normal Myths: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic CultureGabor Maté, MD, with Daniel Maté, Avery, $30
                      4. if? 2: Other Serious Scientific Answers to Ridiculous Hypothesis QuestionsRandall Munroe, Riverhead Books, $30
                      5. Solito: A MemoirJavier Zamora, Hogarth Press, $28
                        1. Business Paperback Fiction

                          Alta Magazine's California Bestsellers, November 2, 2022 Northern California, Trade Paperbacks, Fiction

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                          1. start with usColleen Hoover, Atria Books, $17.99
                          2. Cloud Rhododendron ParadiseAnthony Dole, Scribner, $20
                          3. Evelyn Hugo’s seven husbandsTaylor Jenkins Reid, Washington Square Press, $17
                          4. This sentenceLouise Erdrich, Harper Perennial, $18
                          5. The Hail Mary ProjectAndy Weir, Ballantine Books, $20
                            1. Commercial Paperback Nonfiction

                              Alta Magazine's California Bestsellers, November 2, 2022 Northern California, Trade Paperback, Nonfiction

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                              1. Weaving herbs for young people: Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plantsRobin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Edition, $20
                              2. Obfuscation: When Nature Breaks the LawMary Roach, WW Norton & Company, $16.95
                              3. Body Retention Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in Trauma TherapyBessel 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 HorizonsBell Hook, William Morrow, $16.99
                                1. resource: Alliance of Independent Booksellers of California

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