KILLING EVE and Julian Fellowes Light Up Small Screens; Oprah's Summer Picks | Book Pulse

Killing Eve comes back for a new season and a new Julian Fellowes show debuts. Celeste Ng, Sigrid Nunez, Emily Wilson, Ada Limón, and Valeria Luiselli are among the 2020 Guggenheim Fellows. The first big list of summer reads is out. A lost story by Frances Hodgson Burnett has been discovered. Senator Thom Tillis tells the Internet Archive (about its “National Emergency Library”) that he is "not aware of any measure under copywrite law that permits a user of copyrighted works to unilaterally create an emergency copyright act.”

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Killing Eve comes back and a new Julian Fellowes show debuts.

April 10:

The Lost Husband, based on the novel by Katherine Center (Ballantine: Random House). Video On Demand. Reviews | Trailer

April 12:

Killing Eve, season three, based on Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings (Mulholland Books).  AMC/BBC America. Reviews | Trailer

Belgravia, based on Julian Fellowes's Belgravia by Julian Fellowes (Grand Central: Hachette). Epix. Reviews | Trailer

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Heist and Seek,  based on the series by Charlaine Harris. HMM. No reviews | Trailer


NPR reviews How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang (Riverhead: Penguin; LJ starred review): “unspools sophisticated ideas about land, ownership, rootedness, and history.”

The Washington Post reviews Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory by Claudio Saunt (W.W. Norton): “a major achievement, commendable for his candor about the horrors of expulsion and his illumination of the crucial role that Southern slaveholders ... played in shaping early 19th-century American Indian policy. This alone would make for an important study, but he also manages to do something truly rare: destroy the illusion that history’s course is inevitable and recover the reality of the multiple possibilities that confronted contemporaries.” Also, The Herd by Andrea Bartz (Ballantine: Random House): “If Lilly Pulitzer manufactured suspense novels, they would read like “The Herd”: colorful, but devoid of imaginative depth.” Russians Among Us: Sleeper Cells, Ghost Stories, and the Hunt for Putin's Spies by Gordon Corera (William Morrow: Harper; LJ starred review): “With hindsight, the sirens were wailing well before the 2016 U.S. election. Yet American politicians, the media and the public aided the Russian project at every step.” Midwest Futures by Phil Christman (Belt Publishing): “Rather than try to pin the region to a single argument or narrative, he makes a mosaic out of its multiplicity.” The paper also considers new books about UFOs.

BookMarks picks “The Best Reviewed Books of the Week.”

Briefly Noted

Celeste Ng, Sigrid Nunez, Emily Wilson, Ada Limón, and Valeria Luiselli are among the 2020 Guggenheim Fellows. LitHub has pulled out all the literary winners.

O: The Oprah Magazine selects “29 of the Best Beach Reads of 2020.”

The CBC has “40 great books to read this season.”

A lost story, “Christmas in the Fog,” by Frances Hodgson Burnett has been discovered. It will feature in a new collection of lost stories, Queens of the Abyss: Lost Stories from the Women of the Weird, edited by Mike Ashley (British Library Publishing). The Guardian reports.

The NYT recommends 9 books for the week.

Shondaland interviews Veronica Roth, Chosen Ones (John Joseph Adams/HMH).

Entertainment Weekly interviews Chelsea Bieker, Godshot (Catapult; LJ starred review).

Vogue interviews Sarah Kendzior, Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America (Flatiron: Macmillan).

Marina Lewycka, Strawberry Fields (Penguin), answers The Guardian’s Books that made me questions.

The Cut excerpts Later: My Life at the Edge of the World by Paul Lisicky (Graywolf: Macmillan).

Don Winslow, Broken (William Morrow: Harper), writes about “My First Experience With Hollywood Math” for Deadline. People spotlights Winslow and writes about his virtual book tour.

In forthcoming book news, Hypable writes about City of Villains Book 1 by Estelle Laure (Disney-Hyperion: Hachette).

Electric Lit considers why Henry James’s “The Turn of the Screw” keeps getting adapted.

Mad magazine illustrator Mort Drucker has died. PBS NewsHour reports that while he fell ill and developed breathing problems he was not tested for the virus.

Coronavirus Reading and RA/Collection Development Resources

Elle has a piece by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, The Undocumented Americans: A Homecoming (One World: Random House), titled “Undocumented and Unpaid: How Domestic Workers Are Risking Their Lives in the Pandemic.”

Senator Thom Tillis has sent a letter to the Internet Archive over its “National Emergency Library” stating “I am not aware of any measure under copywrite law that permits a user of copyrighted works to unilaterally create an emergency copyright act.” Publishing Perspectives reports.

Belletrist offers another virtual book tour, this one for House of Glass: The Story and Secrets of a Twentieth-Century Jewish Family by Hadley Freeman (S. & S.).

LitHub has more personalized quarantine book recommendations for readers. The site also has more suggestions.

The L.A. Times has a quarantine diary from Alexander McCall Smith.

R.O. Kwon has an opinion piece in the NYT about our times and grieving.

The New Yorker interviews Fran Lebowitz about the pandemic and NYC.

Electric Lit interviews Robin Sloan, Sourdough (MCD: Macmillan) about why everyone is trying to make sourdough bread.

Vogue asks writer Raven Smith to attend the second episode of “A Zoom of One’s Own.” Also, an excerpt of his new book published in the UK, Raven Smith’s Trivial Pursuits (Fourth Estate). Vogue also has chapters 13 and 14 of Lena Dunham’s Verified Strangers.

The NYT reports on the rush to publish in Italy.

Author and scholar Arthur C. Brooks starts a column in The Atlantic called “How To Build A Life.” The first is on “The Three Equations for a Happy Life, Even During a Pandemic.”

Authors on Air

NPR’s All Things Considered interviews Janice Hadlow, The Other Bennet Sister (Holt: Macmillan; LJ starred review).

A forthcoming Audible Original, When You Finish Saving the World, by Jesse Eisenberg is getting adapted as a film. Mercy House by Alena Dillon is set for CBS All Access. A.J. Baimes’s The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months that Changed the World gets optioned for a series. Film rights sell for Bess Kalb’s memoir Nobody Will Tell You This But Me. Craig T. Nelson and Noah Nelson will develop a spy thriller titled The Operative, to be loosely based on Code Name Stinger by Harvey Gomberg. Deadline reports on all.

The Sugar Calling podcast features Margaret Atwood.

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