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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 Minuteman by Gary Hart

Pub Date: Dec 1, 2011 | Author: Gary Hart | Publisher: Free Press

A nation defines itself by the kind of army it creates for its protection. By that standard, America at the close of the twentieth century is large, powerful, and technologically sophisticated. But it is also muscle-bound, confused, wasteful, and desperately in search of a mission Read more »

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Pub Date: Dec 1, 2011 | Author: Ray Bradbury | Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of this timeless classic with a special edition featuring a new introduction by the author and a message that is more relevant today than when it was first published. Since the late 1940s, Ray Bradbury has been revered for his works of science fiction and fantasy. With more than five million copies in print, Fahrenheit 451 — originally published in 1953 — remains his most acclaimed work Read more »

An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski

Pub Date: Nov 1, 2011 | Author: Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski | Publisher: Howard Books

When Laura Schroff first met Maurice on a New York City street corner, she had no idea that she was standing on the brink of an incredible and unlikely friendship that would inevitably change both their lives. As one lunch at McDonald’s with Maurice turns into two, then into a weekly occurrence that is fast growing into an inexplicable connection, Laura learns heart-wrenching details about Maurice’s horrific childhood Read more »

The Berrybender Narratives by Larry McMurtry

Pub Date: Nov 1, 2011 | Author: Larry McMurtry | Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Over a career that spans fifty years, Larry McMurtry has been celebrated as “one of America’s great storytellers” (The Wall Street Journal) and a writer who “stands among our best not only because of his uncanny ability to compress a cogent narrative arc but also because his eye for the moving detail is infallible” (Los Angeles Times) Read more »

Dear Me by Joseph Galliano

Pub Date: Oct 1, 2011 | Author: Joseph Galliano | Publisher: Atria Books

These nuggets of wisdom are offered by an Academy Award–nominated actor (James Woods), a popular comedian (Aasif Mandvi), and a world-famous novelist (Jodi Picoult) to their sixteen-year-old selves. No matter how accomplished and confident they seem today, at sixteen, they were like the rest of us—often unsure, frequently confused, and usually in need of a little reassurance Read more »

The Infernals by John Connolly

Pub Date: Oct 1, 2011 | Author: John Connolly | Publisher: Atria Books

From New York Times bestselling author John Connolly, a wonderfully strange and brilliant novel about a boy, his dog, and their struggle to escape the wrath of demons. Young Samuel Johnson is in trouble. Not only is his eyesight so poor that he mistakenly asks out a letter box on a date, but an angry demon is seeking revenge for Samuel’s part in foiling the invasion of Earth by the forces of evil Read more »

The Women of the Cousins’ War by Philippa Gregory

Pub Date: Sep 1, 2011 | Author: Philippa Gregory | Publisher: Touchstone

PHILIPPA GREGORY and her fellow historians describe the extraordinary lives of the heroines of her Cousins’ War books: Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV; and Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry Read more »

Redlaw by James Lovegrove

Pub Date: Sep 1, 2011 | Author: James Lovegrove | Publisher: Solaris

They live among us, abhorred, marginalised, despised. They are vampires, known politely as Sunless. The job of policing their community falls to the men and women of the Sunless Housing and Disclosure Executive – SHADE. Captain John Redlaw is London’s most feared and respected SHADE officer Read more »

Where You Left Me by Jennifer Gardner Trulson

Pub Date: Aug 1, 2011 | Author: Jennifer Gardner Trulson | Publisher: Gallery Books

Lucky-that’s how Jennifer would describe herself. She had a successful law career, met the love of her life in Doug, married him, had an apartment in New York City, a house in the Hamptons, two beautiful children, and was still madly in love after nearly seven years of marriage. Jennifer was living the kind of idyllic life that cliches are made of Read more »

Grave Expectations by Charles Dickens and Sherri Browning Erwin

Pub Date: Aug 1, 2011 | Author: Charles Dickens and Sherri Browning Erwin | Publisher: Gallery Books

Bristly, sensitive, and meat-hungry Pip is a robust young whelp, an orphan born under a full moon. Between hunting escaped convicts alongside zombified soldiers, trying not to become one of the hunted himself, and hiding his hairy hands from the supernaturally beautiful and haughty Estella, whose devilish moods keep him chomping at the bit, Pip is sure he will die penniless or a convict like the rest of his commonly uncommon kind Read more »