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 #2 in Children’s Fiction Series) Magic Tree House: High Time for Heroes by Mary Pope Osborne with illustrations by Sal Murdocca: “High Time for Heroes features Jack and Annie back in Egypt, still seeking the secrets of greatness for Merlin. This time they will meet the great nurse, Florence Nightingale, on her trip to Egypt that served as the inspiration for the choices that made her both famous and beloved.” (January 2014)
(Debuted at #3 in Hardcover Fiction) The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin: “Now ninety-two, and committed to the notion of ‘leaving like a lady,’ Mrs. Madrigal has seemingly found peace with her ‘logical family’ in San Francisco: her devoted young caretaker Jake Greenleaf; her former tenant Brian Hawkins and his daughter Shawna; and Michael Tolliver and Mary Ann Singleton, who have known and loved Anna for nearly four decades.” (January 2014)
(Debuted at #14 in Hardcover Fiction) Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah: “At the center of Radiance of Tomorrow are Benjamin and Bockarie, two longtime friends who return to their hometown, Imperi, after the civil war. The village is in ruins, the ground covered in bones. As more villagers begin to come back, Benjamin and Bockarie try to forge a new community by taking up their former posts as teachers, but they’re beset by obstacles: a scarcity of food; a rash of murders, thievery, rape, and retaliation; and the depredations of a foreign mining company intent on sullying the town’s water supply and blocking its paths with electric wires.” (January 2014)