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Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending May 8

St. Louis Public Radio

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books. The list is compiled by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending May 8:


  1.  Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy Seal by Eric Greitens
  2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  3. Bossypants by Tina Fey
  4. Iron Butterfly: Memoir of a Martial Arts Master: The True Story of a Mermaid's Daughter by Choon-Ok Jade Harmon
  5. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  6. A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  7. Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
  8. Two Kisses for Maddie by Matt Logelin
  9. Tangled Webs by James Stewart
  10. Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps by Dave Isay


  1. You Are My Little Cupcake by Amy Sklansky
  2. THRONE OF FIRE: The Kane Chronicles: Book 2 by Rick Riordan
  3. My Daddy and Me by Amy Sklansky
  4. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusack
  5. The Secret History of Mermaids and Creatures of the Deep by Ari Professor Berk
  6. Oh The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss
  7. Mayflower and the Pilgrims' New World by Nathaniel Philbrick
  8. Dormia: Book 2, Jake Halpern
  9. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
  10. Happy Birthday To You! by Dr. Seuss

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