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Heartland Indie best-sellers for April 13, 2014

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 March 30. Visit


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

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

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

4. Bark, by Lorrie Moore (Knopf, $24.95)

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

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

7. Missing You, by Harlan Coben (Dutton, $27.95)

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

9. Raising Steam, by Terry Pratchett (Doubleday, $26.95)


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

2. Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, by Arianna Huffington (Harmony, $26)

3. A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power, by Jimmy Carter (S&S, $28)

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

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

6. Grain Brain, by David Perlmutter (Little Brown, $27)

7. How About Never—Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons, by Bob Mankoff (Holt, $32.50)

8. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House, $28)

9. Killing Jesus, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard (Holt, $28)


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

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

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

4. Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes (Penguin, $16)

5. A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki (Penguin, $16)

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

7. Shadow Spell, by Nora Roberts (Berkley, $17)

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


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

2. Wild, by Cheryl Strayed (Vintage, $15.95)

3. Proof of Heaven, by Eben Alexander, M.D. (S&S, $15.99)

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

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

6. 12 Years a Slave, by Solomon Northup (Penguin, $16)

7. My Beloved World, by Sonia Sotomayor (Vintage, $15.95)

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


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

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

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

4. A Feast for Crows, by George R.R. Martin (Bantam, $9.99)

5. 1984, by George Orwell (Signet, $9.99)

6. Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card (Tor, $7.99)

7. A Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin (Bantam, $9.99)


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

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

3. Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure, by Kimberly Dean and James Dean (Harper, $9.99)

4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle (Putnam, $10.99)

5. Frozen: Anna’s Act of Love/Elsa’s Icy Magic, by Lisa Marsoli and Joey Chou (Illus.) (Random House/Disney, $4.99)

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


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

5. Rush Revere and the First Patriots, by Rush Limbaugh (Threshold Editions, $19.99)

6. Paper Towns, by John Green (Speak, $9.99)

7. Wonder, by R.J. Palacio (Knopf, $15.99)