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Heartland Indie best-sellers for April 20, 2014

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The Heartland Indie Best-seller List, as brought to you by the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association, the Midwest Booksellers Association and IndieBound for the week ending April 6. Visit


1. The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd (Viking, $27.95)

2. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin (Algonquin, $24.95)

3. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt (Little Brown, $30)

4. Shotgun Lovesongs, by Nickolas Butler (Thomas Dunne Books, $25.99)

5. The Husband’s Secret, by Liane Moriarty (Amy Einhorn Books, $25.95)

6. Frog Music, by Emma Donoghue (Little Brown, $27)

7. Still Life With Bread Crumbs, by Anna Quindlen (Random House, $26)

8. Destroyer Angel, by Nevada Barr (Minotaur, $26.99)


1. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, by Michael Lewis (Norton, $27.95)

2. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book, by Diane Muldrow (Golden Books, $9.99)

3. A Call to Action, by Jimmy Carter (S&S, $28)

4. The Doctor’s Diet, by Travis Stork (Bird Street, $25.95)

5. 10% Happier, by Dan Harris (It Books, $25.99)

6. A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred, by George F. Will (Crown Archetype, $25)

7. Thrive, by Arianna Huffington (Harmony, $26)


1. Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline (Morrow, $14.99)

2. Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Anchor, $15.95)

3. The Interestings, by Meg Wolitzer (Riverhead, $17)

4. Where’d You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Semple (Back Bay, $14.99)

5. Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson (Back Bay, $18)

6. The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman (Scribner, $16)


1. Heaven Is for Real, by Todd Burpo (Thomas Nelson, $16.99)

2. The Girls of Atomic City, by Denise Kiernan (Touchstone, $16)

3. The Monuments Men, by Robert M. Edsel (Back Bay, $17)

4. Quiet, by Susan Cain (Broadway, $16)

5. Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, by Mary Roach (Norton, $15.95)

6. Hyperbole and a Half, by Allie Brosh (Touchstone, $17.99)


1. A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin (Bantam, $9.99)

2. Never Go Back, by Lee Child (Dell, $9.99)

3. A Dance With Dragons, by George R.R. Martin (Bantam, $9.99)

4. 1984, by George Orwell (Signet, $9.99)

5. A Clash of Kings, by George R.R. Martin (Bantam, $9.99)


1. The Pigeon Needs a Bath!, by Mo Willems (Disney Press, $16.99)

2. The Day the Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers (Illus.) (Philomel, $17.99)

3. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd (Illus.) (Harper, $8.99)

4. Frozen (Little Golden Book), by Victoria Saxon and Grace Lee (Illus.) (Random House/Disney, $3.99)

5. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt (Golden, $9.99)


1. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green (Dutton, $17.99)

2. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak (Knopf, $12.99)

3. Looking for Alaska, by John Green (Speak, $9.99)

4. Minecraft: Redstone Handbook, by Scholastic (Scholastic, $7.99)

5. Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, by Kate DiCamillo and K.G. Campbell (Illus.) (Candlewick, $17.99)