National Indie Bestsellers
Bestseller List for April 19, 2017
Based on sales for the week ending April 16, 2017
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Weeks on List
The Zookeeper's Wife
Diane Ackerman, Norton, $15.95, 9780393354256
The true story of zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who hid hundreds of Polish Jews during WWII, based on Antonina's diaries. Soon to be a major motion picture.
Nancy Isenberg, Penguin, $17.00, 9780143129677
We acknowledge racial injustice as an ugly stain on our nation's history. With Isenberg's book, we will have to face the truth about the enduring, malevolent nature of class as well.
Margot Lee Shetterly, Morrow, $15.99, 9780062363602
The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space. Now a major motion picture.
You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16.00, 9780762447695
Sincero helps you understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can't change, how to change what you don't love, and how to start living the kind of life you used to be jealous of.
Timothy Snyder, Tim Duggan Books, $7.99, 9780804190114
Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the 20th century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.
Adam Grant, Penguin, $17.00, 9780143128854
Grant examines how people can champion new ideas--and how leaders can encourage originality in their organizations.
Matthew Desmond, Broadway, $17.00, 9780553447453
Desmond transforms our understanding of extreme poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving a devastating, uniquely American problem.
Jenny Lawson, Flatiron, $15.99, 9781250077028
A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Lawson does best.
How Google Works
Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, Grand Central, $18.99, 9781455582327
An entertaining, page-turning primer containing lessons that Schmidt and Rosenberg learned as they helped build the company.
We Should All Be Feminists
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $7.95, 9781101911761
The award-winning author of Americanah offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the 21st century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness.
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence
Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781633690196
Ten articles from the Harvard Business Review archive selected to help you boost your emotional skills--and your professional success.
Hope Jahren, Vintage, $16.00, 9781101873724
This illuminating debut memoir by acclaimed scientist Jahren is also a moving portrait of a longtime friendship and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world.
Strong Is the New Pretty
Kate T. Parker, Workman, $17.95, 9780761189138
Strong Is the New Pretty celebrates--through more than 175 memorable photographs--the strength and spirit of girls being themselves.
The Immortal Irishman
Timothy Egan, Mariner, $15.99, 9780544944831
National Book Award-winner Egan tells the epic story of one of the most fascinating and colorful Irishmen in 19th-century America, Thomas Meagher.
The Genius of Birds- Debut
Jennifer Ackerman, Penguin, $17.00, 9780399563126
Ackerman delivers an extraordinary story that will give readers a new appreciation for the exceptional talents of birds and let them discover what birds can reveal about our changing world.
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Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
Frans de Waal, Norton, $16.95, 9780393353662
De Waal's landmark book will convince you to rethink everything you thought you knew about animal--and human--intelligence.