Bestseller Stat Shot What’s selling big? Depends on where you are. Here’s a breakdown of the #1 bestselling books across the country for the week ended March 31.
|Northeast||Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf)|
|Middle Atlantic||Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf)|
|East North Central||The Wanderer by Robyn Carr (Mira)|
|West North Central||The Wanderer by Robyn Carr (Mira)|
|South Atlantic||The Wanderer by Robyn Carr (Mira)|
|South Central||Lover at Last by J.R. Ward (NAL)|
|Mountain||The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark (Pocket)|
|Pacific||Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf)|
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