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Heartland Indie best-sellers for May 18, 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 May 4. Visit


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

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

3. Natchez Burning, by Greg Iles (Morrow, $27.99)

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

5. The Serpent of Venice, by Christopher Moore (Morrow, $26.99)

6. Chestnut Street, by Maeve Binchy (Knopf, $26.95)

7. The Target, by David Baldacci (Grand Central, $28)

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

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


1. A Fighting Chance, by Elizabeth Warren (Metropolitan, $28)

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

3. Flash Boys, by Michael Lewis (Norton, $27.95)

4. Angel Investing, by David S. Rose (Wiley, $35)

5. The Keillor Reader, by Garrison Keillor (Viking, $27.95)

6. Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty (Belknap Press, $39.95)

7. Everybody’s Got Something, by Robin Roberts and Veronica Chambers (Grand Central, $27)

8. Congratulations, by the Way, by George Saunders (Random House, $14)

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


1. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn (Broadway, $15)

2. Ordinary Grace, by William Kent Krueger (Atria, $16)

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

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

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

6. The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat, by Edward Kelsey Moore (Vintage, $15)

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

8. A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki (Penguin, $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. Wild, by Cheryl Strayed (Vintage, $15.95)

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

5. Gulp, by Mary Roach (Norton, $15.95)

6. Cooked, by Michael Pollan (Penguin, $17)

7. This Town, by Mark Leibovich (Blue Rider, $16)

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


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

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

6. Transfer of Power, by Vince Flynn (Pocket Star, $9.99)

7. The Eye of the World, by Robert Jordan (Tor, $7.99)


1. Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, by Dr. Seuss (Random House, $17.99)

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

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

4. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.) (Chronicle, $16.99)

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

6. Frozen (Big Golden Book), by Bill Scollon and Disney Storybook Artists (Illus.) (Random House/Disney, $9.99)


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

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

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

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

5. Minecraft: Essential Handbook, by Scholastic (Scholastic, $7.99)

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