We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending July 13, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.
(Debuted at #1 in Children’s Fiction Series) Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth: “Readers first encountered Tobias as “Four” in Divergent. His voice is an integral part of Allegiant. Readers will find more of this charismatic character’s backstory told from his own perspective in Four: A Divergent Collection. When read together, these long narrative pieces illuminate the defining moments in Tobias’s life. The first three pieces in this volume—”The Transfer,” “The Initiate,” and “The Son”—follow Tobias’s transfer from Abnegation to Dauntless, his Dauntless initiation, and the first clues that a foul plan is brewing in the leadership of two factions. The fourth story, “The Traitor,” runs parallel with the events of Divergent, giving readers a glimpse into the decisions of loyalty—and love—that Tobias makes in the weeks after he meets Tris Prior.” (July 2014)
(Debuted at #4 in Hardcover Fiction) California by Edan Lepucki: “The world Cal and Frida have always known is gone, and they’ve left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind them. They now live in a shack in the wilderness, working side-by-side to make their days tolerable in the face of hardship and isolation. Mourning a past they can’t reclaim, they seek solace in each other. But the tentative existence they’ve built for themselves is thrown into doubt when Frida finds out she’s pregnant.” (July 2014)
(Debuted at #15 in Children’s Interest) Where She Went by Gayle Forman: “Picking up several years after the dramatic conclusion of If I Stay, Where She Went continues the story of Adam and Mia, from Adam’s point of view. Ever since Mia’s decision to stay – but not with him – Adam’s career has been on a wonderful trajectory. His album, borne from the anguish and pain of their breakup, has made him a bona fide star. And Mia herself has become a top-rate cellist, playing in some of the finest venues in the world. When their respective paths put them both in New York City at the same time, the result is a single night in which the two reunite – with wholly satisfying results.” (April 2011)
- Jodi Picoult, Cary Elwes, Mac Barnett, & Jon Klassen Debut On the Indie Bestseller List
- Marie Lu, Walter Isaacson, & Marilynne Robinson Debut On the Indie Bestseller List
- B.J. Novak & Lena Dunham Debut On the Indie Bestseller List
- Gillian Flynn on Gone Girl: “It’s a Story About Storytelling.”