We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending April 27, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.
(Debuted at #5 in Hardcover Fiction) The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore: “Venice, a long time ago. Three prominent Venetians await their most loathsome and foul dinner guest, the erstwhile envoy from the Queen of Britain: the rascal-Fool Pocket. This trio of cunning plotters—the merchant, Antonio; the senator, Montressor Brabantio; and the naval officer, Iago—have lured Pocket to a dark dungeon, promising an evening of sprits and debauchery with a rare Amontillado sherry and Brabantio’s beautiful daughter, Portia.” (April 2014)
(Debuted at #13 in Hardcover Nonfiction) Congratulations, by the Way by George Saunders: “Three months after George Saunders gave a convocation address at Syracuse University, a transcript of that speech was posted on the website of The New York Times, where its simple, uplifting message struck a deep chord. Within days, it had been shared more than one million times. Why? Because Saunders’s words tap into a desire in all of us to lead kinder, more fulfilling lives.” (April 2014)
(Debuted at #14 in Children’s Interest) Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige: “I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?” (April 2014)