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Heartland Indie best-sellers for April 27, 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 April 13. Visit


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

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

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

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

5. In Paradise, by Peter Matthiessen (Riverhead, $27.95)

6. Can’t and Won’t, by Lydia Davis (FSG, $26)

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

8. Bark, by Lorrie Moore (Knopf, $24.95) \

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


1. Flash Boys, 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. The Doctor’s Diet, by Travis Stork, M.D. (Bird Street, $25.95)

4. Living With a Wild God, by Barbara Ehrenreich (Twelve, $26)

5. A Nice Little Place on the North Side, by George F. Will (Crown Archetype, $25)

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

7. The Divide, by Matt Taibbi (Spiegel & Grau, $27)

8. How Jesus Became God, by Bart D. Ehrman (HarperOne, $27.99)

9. The Sixth Extinction, by Elizabeth Kolbert (Holt, $28)


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

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

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

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

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

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

7. The Burgess Boys, by Elizabeth Strout (Random House, $15)

8. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, by Karen Joy Fowler (Plume, $16)


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

2. Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo (Random House, $16)

3. Annie’s Ghosts, by Steve Luxenberg (Hyperion, $16)

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

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

6. The 5 Love Languages, by Gary Chapman (Northfield, $14.99)

7. Wreck This Journal, by Keri Smith (Perigee, $15)

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


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

4. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger (Little Brown, $6.99)

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

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

7. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee (Grand Central, $7.99)


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

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

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

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


1. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green (Speak, $12.99)

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

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

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

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

6. Dreams of Gods & Monsters, by Laini Taylor (Little Brown, $19)