We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending November 27, 2016–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.
(Debuted at #3 in Hardcover Fiction) Moonglow by Michael Chabon: “It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and marriage and desire, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at midcentury, and, above all, of the destructive impact—and the creative power—of keeping secrets and telling lies. It is a portrait of the difficult but passionate love between the narrator’s grandfather and his grandmother, an enigmatic woman broken by her experience growing up in war-torn France. It is also a tour de force of speculative autobiography in which Chabon devises and reveals a secret history of his own imagination.” (November 2016)
(Debuted at #5 in Children’s Illustrated) Give Please a Chance written by Bill O’Reilly and James Patterson: “In this inspired collaboration, bestselling authors Bill O’Reilly and James Patterson remind us all that a single word–‘Please?’–is useful in a thousand different ways. From finding a lovable stray dog to needing a partner on a seesaw, from reading a bedtime story to really, really needing a cookie, Give Please a Chance depicts scenes and situations in which one small word can move mountains. ” (November 2016)
(Debuted at #10 in Young Adult) Scythe by Neal Shusterman: “A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.” (November 2016)