The Heartland Indie Best-seller List, as brought to you by Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association, Midwest Booksellers Association and IndieBound for the week ending Sept. 15. Visit


1. The Testaments, Margaret Atwood (Nan A. Talese, $28.95)

2. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens (Putnam, $26)

3. The Institute, Stephen King (Scribner, $30)

4. A Better Man, Louise Penny (Minotaur, $28.99)

5. The Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead (Doubleday, $24.95)


1. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know, Malcolm Gladwell (Little Brown, $30)

2. Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead, Jim Mattis, Bing West (Random House, $28)

3. Educated, Tara Westover (Random House, $28)

4. The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir, Samantha Power (Dey Street Books, $29.99)

5. Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death, Caitlin Doughty, Dianné Ruz (Illus.) (Norton, $25.95,)


1. Frankly in Love, David Yoon (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, $18.99)

2. Pumpkinheads, Rainbow Rowell, Faith Erin Hicks (Illus.) (First Second, $17.99)

3. The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas (Balzer + Bray, $17.99)

4. American Royals, Katharine McGee (Random House Books for Young Readers, $18.99)

5. Are You Listening?, Tillie Walden (First Second, $17.99)


1. Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You, Sonia Sotomayor, Rafael López (Illus.) (Philomel Books, $17.99)

2. The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! Mo Willems (Hyperion Books for Children, $16.99)

3. Dinosnores, Sandra Boynton (Workman, $6.95)

4. Good Night Moon, Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.) (Harper, $8.99)

5. Room on the Broom, Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.) (Puffin, $7.99)