We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending April 29, 2012–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.
(Debuted at #1 in Hardcover Fiction) The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King: “Roland Deschain and his ka-tet—Jake, Susannah, Eddie, and Oy, the billy-bumbler—encounter a ferocious storm just after crossing the River Whye on their way to the Outer Baronies. As they shelter from the howling gale, Roland tells his friends not just one strange story but two . . . and in so doing, casts new light on his own troubled past.” (April 2012)
(Debuted at #2 in Hardcover Nonfiction) Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen: “From childhood memories to manic motherhood to middle age, Quindlen uses the events of her own life to illuminate our own. Along with the downsides of age, she says, can come wisdom, a perspective on life that makes it satisfying and even joyful.” (April 2012)
(Debuted at #5 in Hardcover Nonfiction) Prague Winter by Madeleine Albright: “Albright’s experiences, and those of her family, provide a lens through which to view the most tumultuous dozen years in modern history. Drawing on her memory, her parents’ written reflections, interviews with contemporaries, and newly available documents, Albright recounts a tale that is by turns harrowing and inspiring.” (April 2012)