We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending May 04, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.
(Debuted at #5 in Hardcover Fiction) Natchez Burning by Greg Iles: “Growing up in the rural Southern hamlet of Natchez, Mississippi, Penn Cage learned everything he knows about honor and duty from his father, Tom Cage. But now the beloved family doctor and pillar of the community is accused of murdering Violet Turner, the beautiful nurse with whom he worked in the dark days of the early 1960s. A fighter who has always stood for justice, Penn is determined to save his father, even though Tom, stubbornly evoking doctor-patient privilege, refuses to speak up in his own defense.” (April 2014)
(Debuted at #12 in Hardcover Nonfiction) Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty by Diane Keaton: “In her one-of-a-kind voice, Keaton offers up a message of empowerment for anyone who’s ever dreamed of kicking back against the ‘should’s and ‘supposed to’s that undermine our pursuit of beauty in all its forms. From a mortifying encounter with a makeup artist who tells her she needs to get her eyes fixed to an awkward excursion to Victoria’s Secret with her teenage daughter, Keaton shares funny and not-so-funny moments from her life in and out of the public eye.” (April 2014)
(Debuted at #12 in Children’s Illustrated) How to Babysit a Grandma written by Jean Reagan & illustrated by Lee Wildish: “When you babysit a grandma, if you’re lucky . . . it’s a sleepover at her house! And with the useful tips found in this book, you’re guaranteed to become an expert grandma-sitter in no time. Be sure to check out the sections on: How to keep a grandma busy; Things to do at the park; Possible places to sleep, and what to do once you’re both snugly tucked in for the night.” (March 2014)
- 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.”