We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending February 20, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.
(Debuted at #1 in Hardcover Nonfiction) The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert: “Through these stories, Kolbert provides a moving account of the disappearances occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up through the present day. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind’s most lasting legacy; as Kolbert observes, it compels us to rethink the fundamental question … more.” (February 2014)
(Debuted at #6 in Hardcover Fiction) The Martian by Andy Weir: “After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. ” (February 2014)
(Debuted at #12 in Children’s Illustrated) Love Is You & Me by Monica Sheehan: “This adorable book by bestselling author Monica Sheehan helps us to remember that love—whether between a parent and child, best friends, or even a dog and a mouse—is the most…” (February 2014)
- Paulo Coelho, Daniel J. Levitin, Rick Riordan, & John Rocco Debut On the Indie Bestseller List
- Haruki Murakami, Lois Lowry, & Tom Angleberger Debut On the Indie Bestseller List
- Lev Grossman, Hampton Sides, & Sally Hogshead Debut On the Indie Bestseller List
- Ben Macintyre, Liane Moriarty, & Amy Bloom Debut On the Indie Bestseller List