Books: June 27, 2014 |


Books: June 27, 2014

We share this week's new best-sellers

Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King
For the second year in a row, the prolific novelist is adhering to the two-per-year publishing model. This very Kingian pulse-pounder about a mass murderer debuted at No. 2. His next novel, Revival, is slated for Nov. 11.

Midnight in Europe, Alan Furst
The historical-thriller master returns with another European-set page-turner (No. 4), which pits a ragtag group of rebels against the agents of Adolf Hitler and Francisco Franco on the precipice of WWII.

China Dolls, Lisa See
In her latest novel (No. 7), the best-selling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan writes about three young Asian-American women whose lives are changed by racism and paranoia in the wake of Japan’s bombing of Pearl Harbor.

The Vacationers, Emma Straub
There’s nothing more addictive than a darkly funny dysfunctional domestic drama. Straub’s novel — set during a fraught family vacation in Mallorca — is pretty much the perfect beach read (No. 10).

SOURCE: The Indie Bestseller List for the week ending June 8, 2014