James Patterson, David Ellis, Kevin Birmingham, & Jordan Ellenberg Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

By Maryann Yin 

How Not to Be WrongWe’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending June 22, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #10 in Hardcover Fiction) Invisible by James Patterson & David Ellis: “Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire.” (June 2014)

(Debuted at #13 in Hardcover Nonfiction) The Most Dangerous Book by Kevin Birmingham: “For more than a decade, the book that literary critics now consider the most important novel in the English language was illegal to own, sell, advertise or purchase in most of the English-speaking world. James Joyce’s big blue book, Ulysses, ushered in the modernist era and changed the novel for all time. But the genius ofUlysses was also its danger: it omitted absolutely nothing.” (June 2014)

(Debuted at #14 in Hardcover Nonfiction) How Not to Be Wrong by Jordan Ellenberg: “Math allows us to see the hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of our world. It’s a science of not being wrong, hammered out by centuries of hard work and argument. Armed with the tools of mathematics, we can see through to the true meaning of information we take for granted: How early should you get to the airport? What does “public opinion” really represent? Why do tall parents have shorter children? Who really won Florida in 2000? And how likely are you, really, to develop cancer?” (May 2014)