We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending November 13, 2011–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.
(Debuted at #1 in Hardcover Fiction) 11/22/63 by Stephen King: “It begins with Jake Epping, a thirty-five-year-old English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching GED classes. He asks his students to write about an event that changed their lives, and one essay blows him away—a gruesome, harrowing story about the night more than fifty years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a sledgehammer. Reading the essay is a watershed moment for Jake, his life—like Harry’s, like America’s in 1963—turning on a dime. Not much later his friend Al, who owns the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to the past, a particular day in 1958. And Al enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession—to prevent the Kennedy assassination.” (November 2011)
(Debuted at #3 in Children’s Illustrated) Fancy Nancy: Our Thanksgiving Banquet by Jane O’Connor & illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser: “This is going to be the best Thanksgiving ever! There is a gigantic turkey, Grandma’s secret stuffing, green beans, and authentic cranberry sauce, the kind that doesn’t come out of a can. And desserts? There are almost too many to count. Join Nancy and her entire family as they celebrate Thanksgiving in this brand-new storybook, complete with more than thirty swanky stickers.” (September 2011)
(Debuted at #3 in Hardcover Nonfiction) Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy byBill Clinton: “President Bill Clinton gives us his views on the challenges facing the United States today and why government matters—presenting his ideas on restoring economic growth, job creation, financial responsibility, resolving the mortgage crisis, and pursuing a strategy to get us ‘back in the future business.’ He explains how we got into the current economic crisis, and offers specific recommendations on how we can put people back to work, increase bank lending and corporate investment, double our exports, restore our manufacturing base, and create new businesses.” (November 2011)