We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending July 22, 2012–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.
(Debuted at #2 in Hardcover Fiction) The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva: “While working early one morning in the conservation lab, [Gabriel Allon] is summoned to St. Peter’s Basilica by his friend and occasional ally Monsignor Luigi Donati, the all-powerful private secretary to his Holiness Pope Paul VII. The body of a beautiful woman, a curator from the antiquities department, lies smashed and broken beneath Michelangelo’s magnificent dome.” (July 2012)
(Debuted at #3 in Children’s Interest) The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer: “Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about. But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.” (July 2012)
(Debuted at #10 in Hardcover Nonfiction) Monkey Mind by Daniel Smith: “In Monkey Mind, Smith articulates what it is like to live with anxiety, defanging the disease with humor, traveling through its demonic layers, and evocatively expressing its self-destructive absurdities and painful internal coherence. With honesty and wit, he exposes anxiety as a pudgy, weak-willed wizard behind a curtain of dread and tames what has always seemed to him, and to the tens of millions of others who suffer from anxiety, a terrible affliction.” (July 2012)
- John Cleese & Thomas Pynchon Debut On the Indie Bestseller List
- Anita Diamant, Elena Ferrante, & Héctor Tobar Debut On the Indie Bestseller List
- Haruki Murakami, James Patterson, & Shannon Hale Debut On the Indie Bestseller List
- James Patterson, Jacqueline Woodson, & Al Michaels Debut On the Indie Bestseller List