We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending August 12, 2012–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #5 in Hardcover Nonfiction) Dearie by Bob Spitz: “Now, in Bob Spitz’s definitive, wonderfully affectionate biography, the Julia we know and love comes vividly — and surprisingly — to life. In Dearie, Spitz employs the same skill he brought to his best-selling, critically acclaimed book The Beatles, providing a clear-eyed portrait of one of the most fascinating and influential Americans of our time — a woman known to all, yet known by only a few.” (August 2012)

(Debuted at #5 in Children’s Fiction Series) The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee (Origami Yoda series) by Tom Angleberger: “With his proven knack for humorously exploring the intrigues, fads, and dramas of middle school, Tom Angleberger has crafted a worthy follow-up to his breakout bestsellers The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and Darth Paper Strikes Back.” (August 2012)

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