Michigan bestseller list for August 2014

For August 2014, the largest rise on the Michigan Bestseller List was Patricia Polacco’s The Bee Tree, debuting at the #1 slot.  Charlie LeDuff’s Detroit and Ellen Airgood’s South of Superior have their third consecutive month on the bestseller list.

The Michigan Bestseller List for August compiled lists from 19 participating Michigan bookstores: Between the Covers (106 E. Main St., Harbor Springs), Blue Frog Books (3615 E. Grand River, Howell), Book Bug (319 Oakland Dr, Kalamazoo), Book World Marquette (136 W Washing

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ton St, Marquette), Falling Rock Café and Bookstore (104 E Munising Ave, Munising), Grandpa’s Barn (340 South Fourth, Copper Harbor), Kazoo Books (407 N Clarendon St, Kalamazoo), Kazoo Books II (2413 Parkview, Kalamazoo), Leelanau Books (109 N Main St, Leland), McLean & Eakin (307 E Lake St, Petoskey), Michigan News Agency (308 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo), Nicola’s Books (2513 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor), North Wind Books (601 Quincy St, Hancock), Saturn Booksellers (133 W Main St, Gaylord), Schuler Books & Music (1982 W Grand River Ave, Okemos; 2660 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids; 2820 Towne Center Blvd, Lansing), Snowbound Books (118 N 3rd St, Marquette), and Squirreled Away Books 22985 W Main St, Armada).  The list is compiled by Ron Riekki.

1) Patricia Polacco—The Bee Tree (Puffin)

2) Charlie LeDuff—Detroit: An American Autopsy (Penguin Press) [last month #1; 3rd month on list]

3) Ellen Airgood—South of Superior (Riverhead Trade) [last month #8; 3rd month on list]

4) John Green—The Fault in Our Stars (Dutton Books) [last month #9]

5) Kathleen Flinn—Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good: A Memoir of Food and Love from an American Midwest Family (Viking Adult)

6) Jennifer Billock—Keweenaw County (Arcadia Publishing)

7) A.J. Baime–Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) [last month #7]

8) Jerry Dennis–The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas (St. Martin’s Griffin) [last month #3]

9) Julia Mary Gibson, Copper Magic (Starscape)

10) Joseph Heywood, Killing a Cold One: A Woods Cop Mystery (Globe Pequot Press)

11) Heidi Chandler, Holding Avery: A Memoir (MP Publishing)

12) Holling C. Holling – Paddle-To-The-Sea (Sandpiper Books)

13) Steve Hamilton – Let It Burn: An Alex McKnight Novel (Minotaur Books)

14) Thomas Foster—How To Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines (Harper Perennial)

15) George Cantor–Tigers of ’68: Baseball’s Last Real Champions (Taylor Trade Publishing)

15) John Green—Looking for Alaska (Speak)

U.P. BESTSELLER LIST

For August 2014, the largest rise on the Upper Peninsula Bestseller List was Jennifer Billock’s Keweenaw County, which reappears on the list from its previous inclusion in June.  Ellen Airgood’s South of Superior, Robert Archibald’s Northern Border, and Loren Graham’s A Face in the Rock have their third consecutive month on the bestseller list.

The Upper Peninsula Bestseller List for August compiled lists from 5 participating U.P. bookstores: Book World Marquette (136 W Washington St, Marquette), Falling Rock Café and Bookstore (104 E Munising Ave, Munising), Grandpa’s Barn (340 South Fourth, Copper Harbor), North Wind Books (601 Quincy St, Hancock), and Snowbound Books (118 N 3rd St, Marquette).

1) Charlie LeDuff—Detroit: An American Autopsy (Penguin Press) [last month #1]

2) Ellen Airgood—South of Superior (Riverhead Trade) [last month #2; 3rd month on list]

3) Jennifer Billock—Keweenaw County (Arcadia Publishing)

4) Loren Graham – Death at the Lighthouse: A Grand Island Riddle (Arbutus Press)

5) Robert Archibald–Northern Border: History and Lore of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Beyond (NMU Press) [last month #3; 3rd month on list]

6) Steve Hamilton – Let It Burn: An Alex McKnight Novel (Minotaur Books)

7) Loren Graham – A Face in the Rock: The Tale of a Grand Island Chippewa (University of California Press) [last month #10; 3rd month on the list]

8) Julie Buckles – Paddling to Winter (Raven Productions) (tie)

8) Joseph Heywood—Red Jacket: A Lute Bapcat Mystery (Globe Pequot Press) (tie)

8) Jim Harrison—True North (Grove Press) (tie)

8) William Kent Krueger –Windigo Island: A Novel (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster) (tie)

12) Jim Harrison — Brown Dog: Novellas (Grove Press)

13) Bonnie Jo Campbell – Once Upon a River: A Novel (W.W. Norton & Company) [last month #7]

14) Sonny Longtine — Murder in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (The History Press) [last month #8]

15) William L. Blewett – Geology and Landscape of Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Vicinity (Wayne State University Press)

 

 

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