Zafon became an international star with 2005’s The Shadow of the Wind, which has sold 12 million copies worldwide. Angel’s Game, originally published in Spanish in 2008, has debuted at #1 in Portugal, Norway, Italy and Germany, and its 1.6 million-copy sales in Spain have made it one of the top-selling books in the country’s publishing history. The author’s been playing to SRO crowds on a two-week tour, and his book is the #1 IndieBound pick for July. Publisher’s Weekly starred review praised its “masterful design,” calling it “detailed and vivid.” Copies in print: 225,000.
(Publisher’s Weekly, June 29)