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)
- Jodi Picoult, Cary Elwes, Mac Barnett, & Jon Klassen Debut On the Indie Bestseller List
- Marie Lu, Walter Isaacson, & Marilynne Robinson Debut On the Indie Bestseller List
- B.J. Novak & Lena Dunham Debut On the Indie Bestseller List
- Gillian Flynn on Gone Girl: “It’s a Story About Storytelling.”