What the Indies Will Be Selling This Summer — Fiction

Edelweiss recently released a list of the top 30 most-ordered summer fiction titles (earlier, we posted the top 30 nonfiction titles). Below are a few highlights (remember, however, that some publishers are not on the system, most notably, Simon and Schuster).

#1. State of Wonder by Patchett, Ann (HarperCollins/Harper) PubDate: Jun 7; this was also #1 on the previous list (which covered orders placed 60 days prior to 2/2/11).

#6.  The Last Werewolf by Duncan, Glen (Random House/Knopf) PubDate: Jul 12; this one is catching on with more booksellers (it was at #16 on the last list), RH is planning a 100,000 printing. LJ starred it; Booklist is also a fan, calling it a “violent, sexy thriller.”


#22. The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Benjamin, Melanie (Random House/Delacorte Press) PubDate: Jul 26; the author’s second  fictionalized look at a legendary historical figure (following last year’s  Alice I have Been), this one focuses on the wife of “the world’s shortest man,” one of P.T. Barnum’s most well-known attractions.

#23.  Iron House by Hart, John (Macmillan/Thomas Dunne Books) PubDate: Jul 12; Hart’s career has taken off quickly; he was nominated for an Edgar for his first book, The King of Lies (2006), going on to win Best Novel for his next two books, Down River (2008) and The Last Child (2010).


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