We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending May 13, 2012–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.
(Debuted at #2 in Hardcover Fiction) In One Person by John Irving: “In One Person is a story of unfulfilled love—tormented, funny, and affecting—and an impassioned embrace of our sexual differences. Billy, the bisexual narrator and main character of In One Person, tells the tragicomic story (lasting more than half a century) of his life as a ‘sexual suspect,’ a phrase first used by John Irving in 1978 in his landmark novel of ‘terminal cases,’ The World According to Garp.” (May 2012)
(Debuted at #3 in Hardcover Fiction) Home by Toni Morrison: “Frank Money is an angry, self-loathing veteran of the Korean War who, after traumatic experiences on the front lines, finds himself back in racist America with more than just physical scars. His home may seem alien to him, but he is shocked out of his crippling apathy by the need to rescue his medically abused younger sister and take her back to the small Georgia town they come from and that he’s hated all his life.” (May 2012)
(Debuted at #5 in Hardcover Nonfiction) I Am a Pole (and So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert: “‘The sad thing is, I like it’ – Maurice Sendak ‘The perfect gift to give a child or grandchild for their high school or college graduation. Also Father’s Day. Also, other times.’ – Stephen Colbert.” (May 2012)