We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending January 19, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.
(Debuted at #3 in Children’s Fiction Series) Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs: “This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.” (January 2014)
(Debuted at #14 in Children’s Illustrated) Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything by Maira Kalman: “Thomas Jefferson is perhaps best known for writing the Declaration of Independence—but there’s so much more to discover. This energetic man was interested in everything. He played violin, spoke seven languages and was a scientist, naturalist, botanist, mathematician and architect.” (January 2014)
(Debuted at #15 in Hardcover Fiction) Andrew’s Brain by E.L. Doctorow: “Speaking from an unknown place and to an unknown interlocutor, Andrew is thinking, Andrew is talking, Andrew is telling the story of his life, his loves, and the tragedies that have led him to this place and point in time. And as he confesses, peeling back the layers of his strange story, we are led to question what we know about truth and memory, brain and mind, personality and fate, about one another and ourselves.” (January 2014)