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 http://books.simonandschuster.com/. 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 http://www.indiebound.org. Also check out our Indie Book Reviews from self-published authors and micro presses.
Prisoners of Geography, Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World, Tim Marshall, Scribner–In the bestselling tradition of Why Nations Fail and The Revenge of Geography, an award-winning journalist uses ten maps of crucial regions to explain the geo-political strategies of the world powers.
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Time of the Locust, Morowa Yejide, Atria Books–A deeply imaginative debut novel about a family in crisis, Time of the Locust “deftly brings together the fantastic and the realistic, and touches on a variety of issues, from politics, race, and murder to disability, domestic tragedy, and myth…[and] spins them with gold and possibility” (The Washington Post).
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Loosed Upon the World, Edited by John Joseph Adams, Saga Press — Collected by the editor of the award-winning Lightspeed magazine, the first, definitive anthology of climate fiction—a cutting-edge genre made popular by Margaret Atwood Read more »
Taste of Home Cookies, Bars and More, Readers Digest — When it comes to cookies, what’s your favorite? Soft and gooey? Crisp and crunchy? What about buttery or chocolaty? Whichever cookies you crave, you’ll find them all in Taste of Home Cookies, Bars and More 201 Scrumptiuos Ideas for Snacks and Desserts Read more »
The Slow Down Diet, Marc David, Inner Traditions/Bear & Company — A revolutionary approach to enhancing metabolism that enables lasting weight loss and facilitates spiritual well-being Read more »
Woman of the Dead, Bernhard Aichner, Scribner — The riveting #1 bestseller from Austria: the story of an undertaker—a “vengeance goddess” with a dark past—who makes a vow to hunt down her husband’s murderers Read more »
Cold Iron, Stina Leicht, Saga Press — Fraternal twins Nels and Suvi move beyond their royal heritage and into military and magical dominion in this flintlock epic fantasy debut from a two-time Campbell Award finalist Read more »
The Skeleton Crew, Deborah Halber, Simon & Schuster — Mary Roach meets C.S.I. in this “lively study that’s part whodunit, part sociological study…The result is eminently entertaining and will be devoured by armchair detectives” (Publishers Weekly) Read more »
Saga Press, 688 pages, 9781481429962, June 2015–What if all your most beloved stories were true? The stuff of legend lays the foundation for lore in this first installment of The Age of Dragons, an epic literary fantasy series that is at once both strange and familiar Read more »
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 320 pages, 9781481415576, June 2015–In the sequel to the New York Times bestselling memoir Three Little Words, Ashley Rhodes-Courter expands on life beyond the foster care system, the joys and heartbreak with a family she’s created, and her efforts to make peace with her past Read more »