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books3.gifThere are seven books by Northwest authors on this week's Northwest Bestsellers list. The Eleventh Man, by Seattle author Ivan Doig, tops the bestsellers list.

There are seven books by Northwest authors on this week's Northwest Bestsellers list. The Eleventh Man, by Seattle author Ivan Doig, tops the bestsellers list. Garth Stein's The Art of Racing in the Rain is also on the hardcover list. Earl Emerson's Primal Threat, J.A. Jance's Hand of Evil and Chlesea Cain's Heartsick, all thrillers, are on the paperback list. And, on the children's list are: Brisingr, by Christopher Paolini and Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-TIme Indian.


1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
2. The Eleventh Man, Ivan Doig
3. The Private Patient, P.D. James
4. The Hour I First Believed, Wally Lamb
5. A Mercy, Toni Morrison
6. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, David Wroblewski
7. Ender in Exile, Orson Scott Card
8. The Host, Stephenie Meyer
9. The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein
10. A Lion Among Men, Gregory Maguire


1. Dewey, Vicki Myron
2. Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell
3. Hot, Flat, and Crowded, Thomas L. Friedman
4. American Lion, Jon Meacham
5. The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch
6. Goodnight Bush, Erich Origen, Gan Golan
7. Annie Leibovitz at Work, Annie Leibovitz
8. Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics, Ina Garten
9. Letter to My Daughter, Maya Angelou
10. Dog Blessings, June Cotner (Ed.)


1. The Appeal, John Grisham
2. The Audacity of Hope, Barack Obama
3. Dead Until Dark, Charlaine Harris
4. The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett
5. Hand of Evil, J.A. Jance
6. Heartsick, Chelsea Cain
7. Living Dead in Dallas, Charlaine Harris
8. Marley & Me, John Grogan
9. Duma Key, Stephen King
10. Primal Threat, Earl Emerson


1. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
2. New Moon (Twilight, Book 2), Stephenie Meyer
3. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3), Stephenie Meyer
4. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, Book 4), Stephenie Meyer
5. Brisingr (Inheritance, Book 3), Christopher Paolini
6. Gallop!, Rufus Butler Seder
7. Swing!, Rufus Butler Seder
8. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
9. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book, Jeff Kinney

The Pacific Northwest Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by, IndieBound and PNBA, is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association and IndieBound. Most of these books aren't books from the Pacific Northwest, but are books that are currently selling well in the Pacific Northwest.

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4,695 Confirmed Skagit Cases
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299 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
37,483 Fully Vaccinated
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5,428 Deaths Statewide
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