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 Oct. 6. Visit


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

2. The Water Dancer, Ta-Nehisi Coates (One World, $28)

3. The Dutch House, Ann Patchett (Harper, $27.99)

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

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


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

2. Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth, Rachel Maddow (Crown, $30)

3. Permanent Record, Edward Snowden (Metropolitan Books, $30)

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

5. Year of the Monkey, Patti Smith (Knopf, $24.95)


1. The Fountains of Silence, Ruta Sepetys (Philomel Books, $18.99)

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

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

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

5. Turtles All the Way Down, John Green (Penguin, $14.99)


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

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

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

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

5. The Scarecrow, Beth Ferry, The Fan Brothers (Illus.), (Harper, $18.99)