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Heartland Indie best-sellers for June 15, 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 June 1. Visit


1. Skin Game, by Jim Butcher (Roc, $27.95)

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

3. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr (Scribner, $27)

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

5. The Last Kind Words Saloon, by Larry McMurtry (Liveright, $24.95)

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

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

8. The One & Only, by Emily Giffin (Ballantine, $28)

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


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

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

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

4. Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life, by Tom Robbins (Ecco, $27.99)

5. One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future, by Ben Carson, M.D., and Candy Carson (Sentinel, $25.95)

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

7. Think Like a Freak, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (Morrow, $28.99)

8. If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?, by Kurt Vonnegut (Seven Stories Press, $21.95)

9. Stress Test, by Timothy F. Geithner (Crown, $35)


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

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

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

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

5. The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, by Joel Dicker (Penguin, $18)

6. Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter (Harper Perennial, $15.99)

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

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


1. The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown (Penguin, $17)

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

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

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

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

6. Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm, by Mardi Jo Link (Vintage, $15)

7. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou (Random House, $17)

8. Dad Is Fat, by Jim Gaffigan (Three Rivers Press, $15.99)


1. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou (Ballantine, $6.99)

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

3. Inferno, by Dan Brown (Anchor, $9.99)

4. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger (Little Brown, $8.99)

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

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

7. 1984, by George Orwell (Signet, $9.99)


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

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

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

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

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

4. Minecraft: Essential Handbook (Scholastic, $7.99)

5. Minecraft: Redstone Handbook (Scholastic, $7.99)

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