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Bob Spitz, Tom Angleberger & M.L. Stedman Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending August 12, 2012–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #5 in Hardcover Nonfiction) Dearie by Bob Spitz: “Now, in Bob Spitz’s definitive, wonderfully affectionate biography, the Julia we know and love comes vividly — and surprisingly — to life. In Dearie, Spitz employs the same skill he brought to his best-selling, critically acclaimed book The Beatles, providing a clear-eyed portrait of one of the most fascinating and influential Americans of our time — a woman known to all, yet known by only a few.” (August 2012)

(Debuted at #5 in Children’s Fiction Series) The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee (Origami Yoda series) by Tom Angleberger: “With his proven knack for humorously exploring the intrigues, fads, and dramas of middle school, Tom Angleberger has crafted a worthy follow-up to his breakout bestsellers The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and Darth Paper Strikes Back.” (August 2012)

(Debuted at #11 in Hardcover Fiction) The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman: “After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.” (July 2012)

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