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Welcome to The American Bookseller’s Association Indie Bound weekly bestseller list, and Authorlink’s own monthly “hot picks” from Simon & Schuster’s new releases  The ABA Indie list is published weekly and is based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For more Indie titles visit  Also check out our Indie Book Reviews from self-published authors and micro presses.

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The Map of the Sky: A Novel by Felix J. Palma

Pub Date: Sep 1, 2012 | Author: Felix J. Palma | Publisher: Atria Books

A love story serves as backdrop for The Map of the Sky when New York socialite Emma Harlow agrees to marry millionaire Montgomery Gilmore, but only if he accepts her audacious challenge: to reproduce the extraterrestrial invasion featured in Wells’s War of the Worlds. What follows are three brilliantly interconnected plots to create a breathtaking tale of time travel and mystery, replete with cameos by a young Edgar Allan Poe, and Captain Shackleton and Charles Winslow from The Map of Time Read more »

Comfort Food by Rick Rodgers

Pub Date: Sep 1, 2012 | Author: Rick Rodgers | Publisher: Weldon Owen

A stack of blueberry pancakes drizzled with syrup, a creamy dish of mac and cheese, hearty spaghetti and meatballs, old-fashioned buttermilk fried chicken, warm peach cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream—no matter what your idea of the ultimate comfort food is, you will discover it in this enticing collection of over 125 recipes for the most treasured American dishes Read more »

Ice and Shadow by Andre Norton

Pub Date: Aug 1, 2012 | Author: Andre Norton | Publisher: Baen

Roane, a young archaeologist, makes planetfall on a previously off-limits world where the inhabitants have been implanted with false memories and conditioned to obey their oligarchic masters. Now Roane must fight to save the enslaved populace and her own inner essence by finding a powerful artifact that could bring new freedom to a planet that has spent eons in darkness Read more »

America’s Most Wanted Recipes by Ron Douglas

Pub Date: Aug 1, 2012 | Author: Ron Douglas | Publisher: Atria Books

More than a million home chefs across the country have enjoyed America’s Most Wanted Recipes, More of America’s Most Wanted Recipes, and America’s Most Wanted Recipes Without the Guilt, in which author Ron Douglas uncovers the best of the best recipes from hundreds of popular restaurants, including Applebee’s, Arby’s, Baskin- Robbins, The Cheesecake Factory, Chili’s, IHOP, and more Read more »

Hidden in Dreams by Davis Bunn

Pub Date: Jul 1, 2012 | Author: Davis Bunn | Publisher: Howard Books

Dr. Elena Burroughs’s life is spiraling out of control. Her controversial stance on dream interpretation has cost her a job, a romance, and all credibility in academic circles. Her literary agent tries to leverage the outcry into a publicity tour, which soon attracts a quirky following. Among the skeptics and mystics is a condescending scientist. But Elena finds his research holds ominous parallels with her own Read more »

Bailout by Neal Barofsky

Pub Date: Jul 1, 2012 | Author: Neal Barofsky | Publisher: Free Press

Bailout  By Neal Barofsky Buy this book at Free Press, July 2012 Hardcover, 288 pages ISBN-10: 1451684932 ISBN-13: 9781451684933 In this bracing, page-turning account of his stranger-than-fiction baptism into the corrupted ways of Washington, Neil Barofsky offers an irrefutable indictment, from an insider of the Bush and Obama administrations, of the mishandling of the Read more »

XO: A Kathryn Dance novel by Jeffrey Deaver

Pub Date: Jun 1, 2012 | Author: Jeffrey Deaver | Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Kayleigh Towne’s career is just reaching new heights with her huge hit single “Your Shadow-—but increased fame is also bringing unwanted attention. An innocent exchange with one of her fans, signed with an “XO,” leads Kayleigh into the dangerous and terrifying realm of obsession Read more »

Meals in Minutes: Everyday Asian by Farina Wong Kingsley

Pub Date: Jun 1, 2012 | Author: Farina Wong Kingsley | Publisher: Weldon Owen

Luscious photography illustrates 40 recipes for weeknight meals that can be made in 30 minutes or less, or made in large batches for future meals, requiring minimal effort and delivering irresistible results. Tried and tested, Meals in Minutes: Everyday Asian recipes include Beef with Ginger and Caramelized Onions, Miso-Glazed Scallops with Asian Slaw, Roasted Honey-Soy Pork Tenderloin, and Curried Chickpea and Potato Stew Read more »

Hermit’s Peak by Michael McGarrity

Pub Date: Apr 1, 2012 | Author: Michael McGarrity | Publisher: Gallery Books

“Michael McGarrity’s early Kevin Kerney novels combined razor-sharp procedural detail with a gripping noirish edge,” raves Booklist. Available for the first time in years is Hermit’s Peak, a seminal novel in the crime fiction series that places New Mexico lawman Kevin Kerney in the pantheon with Tony Hillerman’s heroes—while carving out territory that is distinctly his own across the American Southwest Read more »

Creating Innovators by Tony Wagner

Pub Date: Apr 1, 2012 | Author: Tony Wagner | Publisher: Scribner

IN THIS GROUNDBREAKING BOOK, education expert Tony Wagner provides a powerful rationale for developing an innovation-driven economy. He explores what parents, teachers, and employers must do to develop the capacities of young people to become innovators. In profiling compelling young American innovators such as Kirk Phelps, product manager for Apple’s first iPhone, and Jodie Wu, who founded a company that builds bicycle-powered maize shellers in Tanzania, Wagner reveals how the adults in their lives nurtured their creativity and sparked their imaginations, while teaching them to learn from failures and persevere Read more »