Top-Selling Titles in Chicagoland and Milwaukee Last Week

The following were the bestselling books at independent bookstores in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas during the week ended Sunday, April 17:

1. Bossypants by Tina Fey
2. Once Upon a Time, There Was You by Elizabeth Berg
3. Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo
4. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
5. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
7. The Pale King by David Foster Wallace
7. The Kennedy Detail by Gerald Blaine
8. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
9. Separate Kingdoms by Valerie Laken
10. The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer

Reporting bookstores and their handselling favorites:

Anderson's, Naperville and Downers Grove: Once Upon a Time, There Was You by Elizabeth Berg
Books & Co., Oconomowoc
Book Cellar, Lincoln Square: The Man with Two Arms by Billy Lombardo
Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Winnetka: The Pale King by David Foster Wallace
Book Table, Oak Park: Beautiful & Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry by David Orr
Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee: The Winds of Khalakovo by Bradley Beaulieu
57th St. Books: Is Journalism Worth Dying For? by Anna Politkovskaya; translated by Arch Tait
Lake Forest Books: Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay
Next Chapter, Mequon
Read Between the Lynes, Woodstock: At Home with the Templetons by Monica McInerney
Seminary Co-op, Chicago: Liberal Arts at the Brink by Victor E. Ferrall
Women and Children First: Happy Now? by Katherine Shonk

[Many thanks to the booksellers and Carl Lennertz!]

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