1“A Spark of Light”
by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine, fiction, on sale Tuesday)
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: A gunman bursts into a women’s reproductive health services clinic and takes hostages in this new thriller from the best-selling author. THE BUZZ: It’s an Indie Next pick of independent booksellers. “Picoult tackles a highly charged social issue head-on with compassion and insight,” says Andrea Avantaggio of Maria’s Bookshop in Durango, Colorado.