We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending September 4, 2011–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.
(Debuted at #8 in Hardcover Fiction) Pirate King by Laurie R. King: “Nothing seems amiss until the enormous company starts rehearsals in Lisbon, where the thirteen blond-haired, blue-eyed actresses whom Mary is bemusedly chaperoning meet the swarm of real buccaneers Fflytte has recruited to provide authenticity. But when the crew embarks for Morocco and the actual filming, Russell feels a building storm of trouble: a derelict boat, a film crew with secrets, ominous currents between the pirates, decks awash with budding romance” (September 2011)
(Debuted at #9 in Children’s Illustrated) Bumble-Ardy by Maurice Sendak: “Bumble-Ardy has evolved from an animated segment for Sesame Street to a glorious picture book about a mischievous pig who reaches the age of nine without ever having a birthday party. But all that changes when Bumble-Ardy throws a party for himself and invites all his friends, leading to a wild masquerade that quickly gets out of hand.” (September 2011)
(Debuted at #11 in Children’s Interest) Shelter by Harlan Coben: “Mickey Bolitar’s year can’t get much worse. After witnessing his father’s death and sending his mom to rehab, he’s forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools.” (September 2011)