We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending January 29, 2012–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.
(Debuted at #3 in Hardcover Nonfiction) Quiet by Susan Cain: “At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled ‘quiet,’ it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society–from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.” (January 2012)
(Debuted at #15 in Children’s Interest) Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai: “This is the moving story of one girl’s year of change, dreams, grief, and healing as she journeys from one country to another, one life to the next.” (February 2011)
(Debuted at #12 in Children’s Illustrated) Grandpa Green by Lane Smith: “Grandpa Green wasn’t always a gardener. He was a farmboy and a kid with chickenpox and a soldier and, most of all, an artist. In this captivating new picture book, readers follow Grandpa Green’s great-grandson into a garden he created, a fantastic world where memories are handed down in the fanciful shapes of topiary trees and imagination recreates things forgotten.” (August 2011)
- 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