1) Mitch Albom—the magic strings of Frankie Presto: a novel (HarperCollins Publishers) [last month #5]

2) John U Bacon—Endzone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football (St. Martin’s Press) [last month #2]

3) David Maraniss—Screen Shot 2016-01-20 at 10.11.55 AM (Simon & Schuster) [last month #6]

4) Michael Emmerich—100 Things Michigan State Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (Triumph Books) [last month #11]

5) Tyler Oakley—Binge (Gallery Books/Simon and Schuster) [last month #3]

6) Detroit Free Press—Mr. March (The Free Press/Lansing State Journal)

7) Norma Lewis—Lost Restaurants of Grand Rapids (Arcadia Publishing)

8) Tom Daldin, Jim Edelman, and Eric Tremonti—Under the Radar Michigan: The First 50 (Scribe Publishing Company)

9) Chris Van Allsburg—The Polar Express: 30th Anniversary Edition (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers) [last month #1]

10) Emily St. John Mandel—Station Eleven: A Novel (Vintage) [last month #13]

11) Patti Smith—M Train (Knopf) [last month #14]

12) Bonnie Jo Campbell—Mothers, Tell Your Daughters: Stories (W.W. Norton & Co.) [last month #7]

13) Susan Thoms—Twelve Days of Christmas in Michigan (Sterling)

14) Stan Tekeila—Birds of Michigan Field Guide (Adventure Publications)

15) Kevin Allen and Art Regner—Red Wing Nation: Detroit’s Greatest Players Talk about Red Wings Hockey (Triumph Books)



1) Emily St. John Mandel—Station Eleven: A Novel (Vintage) [last month #6]

2) Jerry Dennis—The Windward Shore: A Winter on the Great Lakes (The University of Michigan Press) [last month #6]

3) Steve Hamilton—A Cold Day in Paradise (Minotaur Books)

4) John Fortunato—Dark Reservations: A Mystery (Minotaur Books) [last month #13]

5) Alison DeCamp—My Near-Death Adventures (99% True) (Crown Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House) [last month #5]

6) Bonnie Jo Campbell–Mothers, Tell Your Daughters (W.W. Norton and Company) [last month #11]

7) Jim Harrison—Brown Dog (Grove Press)

8) M.R. Federspiel–Picturing Michigan’s Hemingway (Wayne State University Press)

9) Charlie LeDuff—Detroit: An American Autopsy (Penguin Books) [last month #13]

10) Jim Harrison—Dead Man’s Float (Copper Canyon Press)

11) Peggy Christian–If You Find a Rock (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

12) Holling C. Holling—Paddle-to-the-Sea (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

13) Aimée Bissonette—North Woods Girl (Minnesota Historical Society Press)

14) Ronald Riekki—Here: Women Writing on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Michigan State University Press) [last month #8]

15) Ellen Airgood–Prairie Evers (Penguin Books)

15) Aimée Bissonette—North Woods Girl (Minnesota Historical Society Press)

15) Denise Brennan-Nelson—Tallulah: Mermaid of the Great Lakes (Sleeping Bear Press)

The Michigan Bestseller List for December is compiled from 12 Michigan bookstores: Between the Covers in Harbor Springs, facebook.com/btcbookstore; Blue Frog Books in Howell, http://www.bluefrogbooksandmore.com; Bookbug in Kalamazoo, bookbugkalamazoo.com; Falling Rock Café and Bookstore in Munising, http://fallingrockcafe.com/; Great Lakes Books & Supply in Big Rapids, greatlakesbook.com; McLean and Eakin Bookstore in Petoskey, mcleanandeakin.com; Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor, nicolasbooks.com; North Wind Books in Hancock, bookstore.finlandia.edu; Saturn Booksellers in Gaylord, saturnbooksellers.com; Schuler Books & Music in Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Okemos,schulerbooks.com; and Snowbound Books in Marquette, snowboundbooks.com.