Bestsellers

It's fun to take a look at what we're selling most.  Sometimes it mirrors the national bestsellers, but there can also be regional bestsellers, and a bestseller because our staff loves the book and keeps telling customers about it.  Here are the top 35 books for 2019.  How many have you read?  Which ones would you like to add to your pile?

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This Tender Land: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781476749297
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Published: Atria Books - September 3rd, 2019

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

“If you liked Where the Crawdads Sing, you’ll love This Tender Land...This story is as big-hearted as they come.” —Parade

A magnificent novel about four orphans on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression, from the bestselling author of Ordinary Grace.


Where the Crawdads Sing Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735219090
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 14th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING PHENOMENON
More than 10 million copies sold worldwide
A Reese’s Book Club Pick
A Business Insider Defining Book of the Decade 

"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon

"Painfully beautiful."--The New York Times Book Review


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Norwegian by Night (A Sheldon Horowitz Novel #2) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780544292666
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Published: Mariner Books - May 6th, 2014

What a find this book is.  It's a thriller, but also a story about post-war trauma, aging, immigration, and grief.  It transcends genres, and it has a very memorable character in Sheldon Horowitz. 

Carol


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Ordinary Grace: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781451645859
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Published: Atria Books - March 4th, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE 2014 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL
WINNER OF THE 2014 DILYS AWARD
A SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF 2013


From New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger, a brilliant new novel about a young man, a small town, and murder in the summer of 1961.

“That was it.


Forest Friends: A lift-and-learn book (Lift-the-Flap Tab Books) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780312527983
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Published: Priddy Books US - April 2nd, 2019

Roger Priddy's Forest Friends is an adorable tree-shaped board book with five cute woodland animals on tabs.

Inside, there's lots of lift-and-learn fun, with big gatefold flaps to open out and discover the animals that live at the top of the tree, in the leaves, and down to the branches, the trunk and the roots.

Five little friends in the tallest tree.


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Little Faith: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062469724
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - October 29th, 2019

In this moving new novel from celebrated author Nickolas Butler, a Wisconsin family grapples with the power and limitations of faith when one of their own falls under the influence of a radical church 

Lyle Hovde is at the onset of his golden years, living a mostly content life in rural Wisconsin with his wife, Peg, daughter, Shiloh, and six-year old grandson, Is


Unbridled Faith: 100 Devotions from the Horse Farm Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781400303311
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Published: Thomas Nelson - June 5th, 2018

Explore the timeless wisdom of God's Word through this beautiful horse devotional. Horses nuzzle their way into our hearts and have a way of teaching us a lot about ourselves, about life, and even about God. Just ask horse enthusiast Cara Whitney, wife of comedian and actor Dan Whitney (aka Larry the Cable Guy).


Sister Karol's Book of Spells, Blessings & Folk Magic Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781578636457
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Published: Weiser Books - March 1st, 2019

A guide to folk magic from diverse spiritual traditions ranging from Catholicism to Wicca and more

Anyone seeking to mend a broken heart, turn enemies into friends, or find a guardian angel will find encouragement in this uplifting, inspiring, and entertaining book.


Iron Lake (20th Anniversary Edition): A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series #1) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982117504
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Published: Atria Books - June 11th, 2019

The 20th anniversary edition of the first novel in William Kent Krueger’s beloved and bestselling Cork O’Connor mystery series—includes an exclusive bonus short story!

“A brilliant achievement, and one every crime reader and writer needs to celebrate.” —Louise Penny, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Glass Houses


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Desolation Mountain: A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series #17) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501147470
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Published: Atria Books - April 16th, 2019

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Edgar Award-winning author William Kent Krueger delivers another heart-pounding thriller filled with “dynamic action scenes” (The New York Times) as Cork O’Connor and his son Stephen work together to uncover the truth behind the death of a senator on Desolation Mountain and the mysterious disappearances of


The Wonky Donkey Cover Image
By Craig Smith, Katz Cowley (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545261241
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - May 1st, 2010

Kids will love this cumulative and hysterical read-aloud that features a free downloadable song!

"I was walking down the road and I saw...a donkey, Hee Haw!And he only had three legs!He was a wonky donkey."Children will be in fits of laughter with this perfect read-aloud tale of an endearing donkey.


I Need a New Butt! Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780486787992
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(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Dover Publications - September 17th, 2014

"A silly story that will cause boys and girls to giggle from beginning to end " -- Norman Public Schools


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Educated: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590504
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - February 20th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER • One of the most acclaimed books of our time: an unforgettable memoir about a young woman who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University
 


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A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143110439
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Published: Penguin Books - March 26th, 2019

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility and the forthcoming novel The Lincoln Highway, a story about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel—a beautifully transporting novel. 

The mega-bestseller with more than 2 million readers, soon to be a major television series


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There There Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525436140
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2019

“Powerful. . . .  a revelation.” —The New York Times 
 

“With a literary authority rare in a debut novel, it places Native American voices front and center before readers’ eyes.” —NPR/Fresh Air
 


Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399588198
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Published: One World - February 12th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed


The Lager Queen of Minnesota: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
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ISBN: 9780399563058
Published: Pamela Dorman Books - July 23rd, 2019

A National Bestseller!

The perfect pick-me-up on a hot summer day. 
—Washington Post

 
“[A] charmer of a tale. . . Warm, witty and--like any good craft beer--complex, the saga delivers a subtly feminist and wholly life-affirming message.”
—People Magazine
 


The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062797155
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - September 4th, 2018

 #1 New York Times Bestseller and #1 International Bestseller

This beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity.


Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781400201655
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Published: Thomas Nelson - February 6th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - OVER 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD

Do you ever suspect that everyone else has life figured out and you don't have a clue? If so, Rachel Hollis has something to tell you: that's a lie.

If you have ever said any of these things to yourself . . .


The Huntress: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062740373
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 26th, 2019

Instant New York Times Bestseller!

"...compulsively readable historical fiction…[a] powerful novel about unusual women facing sometimes insurmountable odds with grace, grit, love and tenacity.” - Kristin Hannah, The Washington Post 


Birds of Wisconsin Field Guide (Bird Identification Guides) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781591939559
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Published: Adventure Publications - April 7th, 2020

Our perennial bestseller has just been updated.  (10 birds have been added, plus new maps).


Before We Were Yours: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780425284704
Availability: Backordered
Published: Ballantine Books - May 21st, 2019

THE BLOCKBUSTER HIT—Over two million copies sold! A New York TimesUSA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Look for Lisa Wingate’s powerful new historical novel, The Book of Lost Friends, available now!


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Once Upon a River: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780743298087
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - July 2nd, 2019

From the instant #1 New York Times bestselling author of the “eerie and fascinating” (USA TODAY) The Thirteenth Tale comes a “swift and entrancing, profound and beautiful” (Madeline Miller, internationally bestselling author of Circe) novel about how we explain the world to ourselves, ourselves to others, and the meaning of our lives in a univ


Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780312541538
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 30th, 2008

Winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards.


The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368046459
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - July 2nd, 2019

Why does the Pigeon have to go to school? He already knows everything! And what if he doesn't like it? What if the teacher doesn't like him? What if he learns TOO MUCH!?!
Ask not for whom the school bell rings; it rings for the Pigeon!


The River: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525563532
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Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

EDGAR AWARD NOMINEE

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:
THE OBSERVER (LONDON) • KIRKUS REVIEWS


The Little Winter Book of Gnomes Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781682684788
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Published: Countryman Press - October 29th, 2019

A cozy book of gnomes (and gnomes), just in time for the holidays


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The Great Alone: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250229533
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 24th, 2019

In Kristin Hannahs The Great Alone, a desperate family seeks a new beginning in the near-isolated wilderness of Alaska only to find that their unpredictable environment is less threatening than the erratic behavior found in human nature.

#1 New York Times Instant Bestseller (February 2018)
A People Book of the Week


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Braiding Sweetgrass Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781571313560
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Milkweed Editions - September 1st, 2014

A New York Times Bestseller
A Washington Post Bestseller
Named a Best Essay Collection of the Decade by Literary Hub


Becoming Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781524763138
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Published: Crown - November 13th, 2018

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States
 


Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781419740275
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 9th, 2019

Boundary Waters: A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series #2) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781439157770
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Published: Atria Books - June 9th, 2009

Former small-town sheriff Cork O’Connor leads a desperate search-and-rescue mission into the unforgiving Minnesota wilderness in this “gritty, bloody adventure” (Publishers Weekly) from critically acclaimed author William Kent Krueger’s award-winning mystery series.


The Great Believers: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735223530
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Published: Penguin Books - June 4th, 2019

PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BOOK OF 2018
LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE WINNER
ALA CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER
THE STONEWALL BOOK AWARD WINNER

Soon to Be a Major Television Event, optioned by Amy Poehler


A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250066213
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Published: Minotaur Books - August 27th, 2019

“‘A Better Man,' with its mix of meteorological suspense, psychological insight and criminal pursuit, is arguably the best book yet in an outstanding, original oeuvre.” —Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal

"Enchanting... one of his most ennobling missions." —Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review


The Nickel Boys (Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction): A Novel Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780385537070
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Published: Doubleday - July 16th, 2019

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times bestselling follow-up to The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys unjustly sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.
 


The Bookshop on the Shore: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062850188
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 25th, 2019

A grand baronial house on Loch Ness, a quirky small-town bookseller, and a single mom looking for a fresh start all come together in this witty and warm-hearted novel by New York Times bestselling author Jenny Colgan.