National Indie Bestsellers

Bestseller List for March 20, 2014
Based on sales for the week ending March 16, 2014
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  Trade Paperback Nonfiction Last Week/
Weeks on List
1. The Monuments Men
Robert M. Edsel, Back Bay, $17, 9780316240055
Edsel's fascinating account of six men and their mission to save the world's great art from the Nazis is now a major motion picture.
2. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074
A powerfully honest memoir of loss and recovery by the bestselling author of Tiny Beautiful Things.
3. 12 Years a Slave
Solomon Northup, Penguin, $16, 9780143125419
Northup's harrowing memoir about one of the darkest periods in American history is the basis for the new major motion picture.
4. My Beloved World
Sonia Sotomayor, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345804839
An autobiography by the first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court.
5. Hyperbole and a Half
Allie Brosh, Touchstone, $17.99, 9781451666175
Brosh's highly anticipated book showcases her unique voice, wit, and ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations. The #1 November 2013 Indie Next List Great Read.
6. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156
Cain seeks to change how we see introverts and, equally important, how introverts see themselves.
7. Philomena
Martin Sixsmith, Penguin, $16, 9780143124726
The heartbreaking true story about the love between a mother and son who endured a lifelong separation is now a major motion picture.
8. Show Your Work!
Austin Kleon, Workman, $11.95, 9780761178972
The bestselling author of Steal Like an Artist shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey--getting known.
9. The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II- Debut
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone , $16, 9781451617535
Kiernan's book is a fascinating look at a remarkable, almost forgotten chapter of American history.
10. Proof of Heaven
Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $15.99, 9781451695199
Noted neurosurgeon Alexander's fascinating account of his return from a very deep coma.
11. The Power of Habit
Charles Duhigg, Random House, $16, 9780812981605
An exploration into the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.
12. The Unwinding
George Packer, FSG, $16, 9780374534608
Packer's utterly original look at the story of the United States over the past three decades is a 2013 National Book Award-winner.
13. Detroit: An American Autopsy
Charlie LeDuff, Penguin, $17, 9780143124467
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff looks at his hometown of Detroit for clues to its fate, his family's, and his own.
14. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $15, 9780399161940
Readers who've ever wished to, but had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal will discover a new way to escape the fear of the blank page.
15. Orange Is the New Black
Piper Kerman, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812986181
Kerman's heartbreaking, hilarious, and at times enraging story of her year incarcerated is the basis of a new Netflix series.

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