Michigan bestseller list for November


1) Jan Shoemaker, Flesh and Stones: Field Notes from a Finite World (Bottom Dog Press)

2) M.L. Liebler, Heaven was Detroit: From Jazz to Hip-Hop and Beyond (Wayne State University Press)

3) Desiree Cooper, Know the Mother: Stories (Wayne State University Press)

4) Kristin Bartley Lenz, The Art of Holding On and Letting Go (Elephant Rock Productions)

5) Kim Harrison, The Operator (Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster)

6) Patricia Polacco, Because of Thursday (Simon & Schuster)

7) David Livermore, Driven by Difference: How Great Companies Fuel Innovation Through Diversity (Amacom Books)

8) Lomas Brown, If These Walls Could Talk: Detroit Lions—Stories from the Detroit Lions Sideline, Locker Room, and Press Box (Triumph Books)

9) John Sandford, Escape Clause: A Virgil Flowers Novel (G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin Books USA) [tied]

9) Aaron Foley, How to Live in Detroit without Being a Jackass (Belt Publishing) [tied]


1) M.L. Liebler, Heaven was Detroit: From Jazz to Hip-Hop and Beyond (Wayne State University Press)

2) Josh MacIver-Andersen, On Heights & Hunger (Outpost 19)

3) Rachel May, The Benedictines: a novella (Braddock Avenue Books)

4) Mardi Link, Wicked Takes the Witness Stand: A Tale of Murder and Twisted Deceit in Northern Michigan (University of Michigan Press)

5) Loren R. Graham, The Tale of a Grand Island Chippewa (University of California Press)

6) Beatrice H. Castle, The Grand Island Story (John M. Longyear Research Library) [tied]

6) Rachel May, Quilting with a Modern Slant: people, patterns, and techniques inspiring the Modern Quilting Community (Storey Publishing) [tied]

6) John Smolens, Wolf’s Mouth: A Novel (Michigan State University Press) [tied]

9) Joseph Heywood, Buckular Dystrophy (Lyons Press/Rowman & Littlefield)

10) Gordon Henry Jr., The Failure of Certain Charms: and Other Disparate Signs of Life (Salt Publishing)

The Michigan Best Seller List for November 2016 lists books about Michigan topics, written by Michigan authors, and/or published by Michigan publishers, compiled from twelve Michigan bookstores: The Book Beat in Oak Park, www.thebookbeat.com; Dog Ears Books in Northport, www.dogearsbooks.net/; Falling Rock Café and Bookstore in Munising,fallingrockcafe.com; Great Lakes Books & Supply in Big Rapids, greatlakesbook.com; Kazoo Books in Kalamazoo, www.kazoobooks.com; Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor,nicolasbooks.com; Pages Bookshop in Detroit, http://www.pagesbkshop.com/; Saturn Booksellers in Gaylord, www.saturnbooksellers.com; Schuler Books & Music in Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Okemos, schulerbooks.com; and Snowbound Books in Marquette,