Northwind's 2020 Bestsellers

Which of our bestselling books from 2020 have you read?  Which would you like to add to your pile?!

The list is in order of sales.  Children & Young Adult bestsellers are at the bottom, starting with the Hunger Games prequel--Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.

 

This Tender Land: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476749303
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Published: Atria Books - May 26th, 2020

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

“If you liked Where the Crawdads Sing, you’ll love This Tender Land...This story is as big-hearted as they come.” —Parade

The unforgettable story of four orphans who travel the Mississippi River o


White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807047415
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Published: Beacon Press - June 26th, 2018

The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.


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Norwegian by Night (A Sheldon Horowitz Novel) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780544292666
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Published: Mariner Books - May 6th, 2014

Crime Writers Association John Creasey Dagger Award winner An ECONOMIST TOP FICTION TITLE OF THE YEAR
A FINANCIAL TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
A GUARDIAN BEST CRIME AND THRILLER OF THE YEAR
A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR

“A soulful, humane, and sparklingly funny novel.


Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982141462
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 14th, 2020

In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L.


A Promised Land Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781524763169
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Published: Crown - November 17th, 2020

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINEE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW


So You Want to Talk About Race Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580058827
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Published: Seal Press - September 24th, 2019

In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America


The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062976581
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Published: HarperOne - October 22nd, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER · WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER  · USA TODAY BESTSELLER


Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
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Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times


The Guest List: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062868930
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Published: William Morrow - June 2nd, 2020

A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST THRILLERS OF 2020


Anxious People: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501160837
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Published: Atria Books - September 8th, 2020

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

A People Book of the Week, Book of the Month Club selection, and Best of Fall in Good Housekeeping, PopSugar, The Washington Post, New York Post, Shondaland, CNN, and more!

[A] quirky, big-hearted novel…Wry, wise, and often laugh-out-loud funny, it&rsqu


How to Be an Antiracist Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525509288
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Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.


The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780385348713
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Published: Crown - February 25th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz—an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis
 


Where the Crawdads Sing Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735219090
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 14th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING PHENOMENON
More than 10 million copies sold worldwide
A Reese’s Book Club Pick
A Business Insider Defining Book of the Decade 

"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon

"Painfully beautiful."--The New York Times Book Review


Untamed Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984801258
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Published: The Dial Press - March 10th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Over two million copies sold! “Packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today.”—Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine Book Pick)


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Once Upon a River: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780743298087
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - July 2nd, 2019

From the instant #1 New York Times bestselling author of the “eerie and fascinating” (USA TODAY) The Thirteenth Tale comes a “swift and entrancing, profound and beautiful” (Madeline Miller, internationally bestselling author of Circe) novel about how we explain the world to ourselves, ourselves to others, and the meaning of our lives in a univ


The Hunting Party: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062868916
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 3rd, 2020

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“My favorite kind of whodunit, kept me guessing all the way through, and reminiscent of Agatha Christie at her best -- with an extra dose of acid.” -- Alex Michaelides, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Silent Patient


Rage Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982131739
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 15th, 2020

Bob Woodward’s new book, Rage, is an unprecedented and intimate tour de force of new reporting on the Trump presidency facing a global pandemic, economic disaster and racial unrest.

Woodward, the #1 international bestselling author of Fear: Trump in the White House, has uncovered the precise moment the president was warned that the Covid-19 epidemic would be the b


All the Devils Are Here: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #16) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250145239
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 1st, 2020

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
PARADE MAGAZINE – ONE OF FALL'S MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS
AARP'S MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF FALL
CRIMEREADS – ONE OF THE BEST TRADITIONAL MYSTERIES OF THE YEAR
GLOBE AND MAIL - TOP 100 BOOKS OF THE YEAR
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR - ONE OF THE BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR
KIRKUS REVIEWS - ONE OF THE BEST MYSTERIES/THRILLERS OF THE YEAR


Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399588198
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Published: One World - February 12th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed


Iron Lake (20th Anniversary Edition): A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series #1) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982117504
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Published: Atria Books - June 11th, 2019

The 20th anniversary edition of the first novel in William Kent Krueger’s beloved and bestselling Cork O’Connor mystery series—includes an exclusive bonus short story!

“A brilliant achievement, and one every crime reader and writer needs to celebrate.” —Louise Penny, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Glass Houses


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The Vanishing Half: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525536291
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2020 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES * THE WASHINGTON POST * NPR * PEOPLE * TIME MAGAZINE* VANITY FAIR * GLAMOUR 


2021 WOMEN'S PRIZE FINALIST


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Braiding Sweetgrass Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781571313560
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Milkweed Editions - September 1st, 2014

A New York Times Bestseller
A Washington Post Bestseller
Named a Best Essay Collection of the Decade by Literary Hub


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Ordinary Grace: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781451645859
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Published: Atria Books - March 4th, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE 2014 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL
WINNER OF THE 2014 DILYS AWARD
A SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF 2013


From New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger, a brilliant new novel about a young man, a small town, and murder in the summer of 1961.

“That was it.


American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250209764
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 21st, 2020

#1 New York Times Bestseller
OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK

Extraordinary.”
Stephen King

“This book is not simply the great American novel; it’s the great novel of las Americas. It’s the great world novel! This is the international story of our times. Masterful.”
—Sandra Cisneros


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Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735224315
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - May 7th, 2019

The #1 New York Times bestseller!

Now a Hulu original series starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.

“I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting.” —Jodi Picoult


Birds of Wisconsin Field Guide (Bird Identification Guides) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781591939559
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Published: Adventure Publications - April 7th, 2020

Wisconsin's Best-Selling Bird Guide

Make bird watching more informative and enjoyable


The River: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525563532
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Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

EDGAR AWARD NOMINEE

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:
THE OBSERVER (LONDON) • KIRKUS REVIEWS


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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781492671527
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - May 7th, 2019

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
THE USA TODAY BESTSELLER

The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything--everything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt's Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome's got its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter.


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The Book of Longings: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525429760
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Published: Viking - April 21st, 2020

“An extraordinary novel . . . a triumph of insight and storytelling.” —Associated Press

A true masterpiece.” —Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed


The Wolf's Trail: An Ojibwe Story, Told by Wolves Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781513645629
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Published: Holy Cow Press - June 16th, 2020

Several days after I took the pups to the place overlooking Spirit Island, Youngest Nephew came to visit one afternoon as I lay sunning. "Zhi-shay'," he began hesitantly. "I don't know my life purpose." "Sure you do," I replied. "Part of your purpose was determined before you were even born. It's just not clear to you yet because you are still young." "When will I know?" he asked.


The Lager Queen of Minnesota: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399563065
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - June 23rd, 2020

A National Bestseller!

The perfect pick-me-up on a hot summer day. 
—Washington Post

 
“[A] charmer of a tale. . . Warm, witty and--like any good craft beer--complex, the saga delivers a subtly feminist and wholly life-affirming message.”
—People Magazine


The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062797155
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - September 4th, 2018

 #1 New York Times Bestseller and #1 International Bestseller

This beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity.


Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780312541538
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 30th, 2008

Winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards.


The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz: A True Story of Family and Survival Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063019294
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Paperbacks - May 26th, 2020

“Brilliantly written, vivid, a powerful and often uncomfortable true story that deserves to be read and remembered. It beautifully captures the strength of the bond between a father and son.”--Heather Morris, author of #1 New York Times bestseller The Tattooist of Auschwitz


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All My Puny Sorrows Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781635574975
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - October 15th, 2019

From the bestselling author of Women Talking, a "wrenchingly honest, darkly funny novel" (Entertainment Weekly).


The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781338635171
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - May 19th, 2020

Ambition will fuel him.Competition will drive him.But power has its price.

It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games.


Who's Hiding in the Woods? Cover Image
By Nosy Crow, Katharine McEwen (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781536208207
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Published: Nosy Crow - December 9th, 2019

There are lots of creatures in the woods. Where are they hiding and what are they doing? Innovative lift-the-flap pages are packed with adorable animals for little ones to find and name.


Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

The #1 New York Times bestseller and a USAToday bestseller!
A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in America


This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.
A book about race.


The One and Only Bob Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062991317
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Published: HarperCollins - May 5th, 2020

A #1 New York Times bestseller!

Return to the unforgettable world of the Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling novel The One and Only Ivan (soon to be a major motion picture!) in this incredible sequel, starring Ivan’s friend Bob!


Cozy Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593109793
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 20th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller!

A group of clever animals find an unusual but warm and furry home during Alaska's long winter in Jan Brett's newest snowy adventure.


The Hate U Give Cover Image
By Angie Thomas, Nikki Giovanni (Foreword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

8 starred reviews · Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best  ·  William C. Morris Award Winner · National Book Award Longlist · Printz Honor Book · Coretta Scott King Honor Book · #1 New York Times Bestseller!

"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds


Forest Friends: A lift-and-learn book (Lift-the-Flap Tab Books) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780312527983
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Published: Priddy Books US - April 2nd, 2019

Roger Priddy's Forest Friends is an adorable tree-shaped board book with five cute woodland animals on tabs.

Inside, there's lots of lift-and-learn fun, with big gatefold flaps to open out and discover the animals that live at the top of the tree, in the leaves, and down to the branches, the trunk and the roots.

Five little friends in the tallest tree.


Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419749094
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amulet Books - August 4th, 2020

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller!

You’ve never seen the Wimpy Kid World like this before—an entirely new, awesome, friendly, truly fantastic fantasy quest from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney!

 
From the imagination of Rowley Jefferson comes an adventure of epic proportions.


Dog Man: Fetch-22: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #8) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338323214
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graphix - December 10th, 2019

Li'l Petey gets caught in some family drama in the eighth Dog Man book from worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey.

Petey the Cat is out of jail, and he has a brand-new lease on life. While Petey's reevaluated what matters most, Li'l Petey is struggling to find the good in the world.


Dog Man: Grime and Punishment: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #9) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338535624
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Published: Graphix - September 1st, 2020

The mayor has had enough of Dog Man's shenanigans in the ninth book from worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey.

Dog Man's really done it this time! He hands over his badge and clears out his desk, but while he may be out of a job, he's not yet out of hope.