Books: “Ellie McDoodle” the best-selling Michigan book for February – The Oakland Press




Following are the best selling Michigan-related books for February, according to a poll of independent sellers in the state.


ALL BOOKS

1) Ruth McNally Barshaw, “Have Pen, Will Travel: The Ellie McDoodle Diaries” (Bloomsbury Publishing)


2) Patricia Polacco, “The Bee Tree” (Puffin Books/Penguin Books USA)


3) Kim Harrison, “The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death” (Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster)



4) W. Bruce Cameron, “A Dog’s Purpose: A Novel for Humans” (Forge Books) [last month No. 1; third consecutive month on the Michigan Best Seller List for All Books]


5) John Martin and Scott Seegert, “James Patterson Presents Sci-Fi Junior High” (jimmy patterson/Hachette Book Group)


6) Wendy Anderson Halperin, “peace” (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster)


7) Jan Coppola Bills, “Late Bloomer: How to Garden with Comfort, Ease and Simplicity in the Second Half of Life” (St. Lynn’s Press)


8) Edward McClelland, “How to Speak Midwestern” (Belt Publishing) [last month No. 10; third consecutive month on the Michigan Best Seller List for All Books]


9) Stephen Mack Jones, “August Snow” (Soho Crime/Soho Books)


10) Heather Ann Thompson, “Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy” (Pantheon/Knopf Doubleday)


FICTION

1) Ruth McNally Barshaw, “Have Pen, Will Travel: The Ellie McDoodle Diaries (Bloomsbury Publishing)


2) Patricia Polacco, “The Bee Tree” (Puffin Books/Penguin Books USA)


3) Kim Harrison, “The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death” (Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster)


4) W. Bruce Cameron, “A Dog’s Purpose: A Novel for Humans (Forge Books)” [last month No. 1; third consecutive month on the Michigan Best Seller List for Fiction]


5) John Martin and Scott Seegert, “James Patterson Presents Sci-Fi Junior High” (jimmy patterson/Hachette Book Group)


6) Stephen Mack Jones, “August Snow” (Soho Crime/Soho Books)


7) Betty Ren Wright, “Dollhouse Murders” (Holiday House Books)


8) Gary D. Schmidt, “Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)


9) Douglas Wood, “Nothing to Do” (Dutton Children’s Books/Penguin Books USA)


10) Jack Cheng, “See You in the Cosmos” (Dial Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House LLC) [tie]


10) Leslie Helakoski, “Big Chickens Fly the Coop” (Puffin Books/Penguin Books USA) [tie]


NONFICTION

1) wendy anderson halperin, “peace” (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster)


2) Jan Coppola Bills, “Late Bloomer: How to Garden with Comfort, Ease and Simplicity in the Second Half of Life” (St. Lynn’s Press)


3) Edward McClelland, “How to Speak Midwestern” (Belt Publishing) [last month No. 10; third consecutive month on the Michigan Best Seller List for All Books]


4) Heather Ann Thompson, “Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy” (Pantheon/Knopf Doubleday)


5) Tom Rath, “StrengthsFinder 2.0” (Gallup Press) [last month No. 8]


6) Aaron Foley, “How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass” (Belt Publishing)


7) Todd Huizinga, “The New Totalitarian Temptation: Global Governance and the Crisis of Democracy in Europe” (Encounter Books)


8) Tom Stanton, “Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society that Shocked Depression-Era Detroit” (Lyons Press)


9) Michael A. McDonnell, “Masters of Empire: Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America” (Hill & Wang/Macmillan)


10) Stan Tekeila, “Birds of Michigan Field Guide” (Adventure Publications) [last month No. 1]


UPPER PENINSULA

1) Leslie Helakoski, “Big Chickens Fly the Coop” (Puffin Books/Penguin Books USA)


2) Leslie Helakoski, “Big Chickens” (Puffin Books/Penguin Books USA)


3) Jim Harrison, “True North” (Grove Press)


4) Michael A. McDonnell, “Masters of Empire: Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America” (Hill & Wang/Macmillan)


5) William Kent Krueger, “Ordinary Grace: A Novel” (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster)


6) John Smolens, “Wolf’s Mouth: A Novel” (Michigan State University Press) [previously No. 6; third consecutive month on the Upper Peninsula Best Seller List]


7) Jerry Dennis, “The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas” (Macmillan/St. Martin’s Press) [previously No. 7]


8) Jim DuFresne, “Backpacking in Michigan” (The University of Michigan Press)


9) Mard Link, “Wicked Takes the Witness Stand: A Tale of Murder and Deceit in Northern Michigan” (University of Michigan Press) [previously No. 3; third consecutive month on the Upper Peninsula Best Seller List]


10) Steve Hamilton, “A Cold Day in Paradise” (St. Martin’ Press)


The Michigan Best Seller List for February 2017 lists books about Michigan topics, written by Michigan authors, and/or published by Michigan publishers, compiled by @RonRiekki from 14 Michigan bookstores that support Michigan authors and publishers: The Book Beat in Oak Park, thebookbeat.com; Bookbug in Kalamazoo, bookbugkalamazoo.com; Dog Ears Books in Northport, dogearsbooks.net/; Great Lakes Books & Supply in Big Rapids, greatlakesbook.com; Kazoo Books in Kalamazoo, kazoobooks.com; McLean & Eakin Booksellers in Petoskey, mcleanandeakin.com/; Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor, nicolasbooks.com; North Wind Books in Hancock, bookstore.finlandia.edu/; Pages Bookshop in Detroit, pagesbkshop.com; Saturn Booksellers in Gaylord, saturnbooksellers.com; Schuler Books & Music in Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Okemos, schulerbooks.com; and Snowbound Books in Marquette, snowboundbooks.com/.


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