Michigan bestseller list for July 2014

For July 2014, the largest rise on the Michigan Bestseller List was Jerry Dennis’s The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas and for the U.P. Bestseller List, it was Charlie LeDuff’s Detroit: An American Autopsy, in part due to One Book One Community in Marquette.  LeDuff’s Detroit was the bestselling book in the Upper Peninsula and for the state as a whole.

UPMurderThe Michigan Bestseller list is compiled from 16 bookstores: Aunt Agatha’s New & Used Mysteries, Between the Covers, Blue Frog Books, Bookbug, Book World Marquette, Falling Rock Café and Bookstore, First Edition Too, Happy Owl Bookshop, Island Bookstore, Kazoo Books, McLean & Eakin, Michigan News Agency, North Wind Books, Saturn Booksellers, Schuler Books, and Snowbound Books.  (The Michigan Bestseller List is sponsored by Arbutus Press, www.arbutuspress.com.

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

2) Kelly O’Connor McNees — The Island of Doves (Berkley Trade)  [last month #9]

3) Jerry Dennis — The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas (St. Martin’s Griffin)

4) Tobin T. Buhk — Michigan’s Strychnine Saint: The Curious Case of Mrs. Mary Mcknight (The History Press)

4) Michael R. Federspiel — Little Traverse Bay, Past and Present (Painted Turtle/Wayne State University Press)

4) Tom Rath — StrengthsFinder 2.0 (Gallup Press)

7) A.J. Baime — The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

8) Ellen Airgood — South of Superior (Riverhead Trade) [last month #11]

9) John Green — The Fault in Our Stars (Dutton Books)

10) Daniel Silva — The Heist: A Novel (Harper)

11) Dr. John J. Agria and Mary A. Agria — Bay View (Arcadia Publishing)

12) Robert Archibald — Northern Border: History and Lore of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Beyond (NMU Press)

13) Steve Hamilton — Let It Burn: An Alex McKnight Novel (Minotaur Books) [last month #2]

14) P.J. Parrish–Heart of Ice (Pocket Books)

15) Stuart Dybek – Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

 U.P. BESTSELLER LIST:

The U.P. bestseller list is compiled from: Book World Marquette, Falling Rock Café and Bookstore, First Edition Too, North Wind Books, and Snowbound Books.  (The U.P. Bestseller List is sponsored by Arbutus Press, www.arbutuspress.com.)

1) Charlie LeDuff – Detroit: An American Autopsy (Penguin Books)

2) Ellen Airgood – South of Superior (Riverhead Trade)  [last month #2]

3) Robert Archibald — Northern Border: History and Lore of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Beyond (NMU Press)  [last month tied #10]

4) Joseph Heywood – Killing a Cold One: a Woods Cop Mystery (Lyons Press)

5) DeLorme Mapping Company — Michigan Atlas and Gazetteer (DeLorme Publishing)

6) Todd Clements – Haunts of Mackinac: Ghost Stories, Legends, & Tragic Tales of Mackinac Island (House of Hawthorne Publishing)

7) Bonnie Jo Campbell – Once Upon a River: A Novel (W.W. Norton & Company)

8) Sonny Longtine — Murder in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (The History Press)

9) Dennis Cawthorne – Mackinac Island: Inside, Up Close and Personal (Arbutus Press)

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

10) P.J. Parrish – Dead of Winter (Pinnacle)

12) Holling C. Holling – Paddle-to-the-Sea (HMH Books for Young Readers)

13) Kathy-Jo Wargin – The Legend of Mackinac Island (Sleeping Bear Press)

14) Jerry Dennis — The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas (St. Martin’s Griffin)

15) Mary Casanova – One-Dog Canoe (Square Fish Books/Macmillan)

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