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Poet Louise Glück wins the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Return by Nicholas Sparks tops the bestseller lists. HarperCollins has a new imprint with Fox News. News of the World gets a trailer.

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The Nobel Prize In Literature

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louise Glück wins the Nobel Prize in literature. The NYT reports.

New Title Bestsellers

Links for the week: NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers | NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers | USA Today Best-Selling Books

Fiction

The Return by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central: Hachette) debuts at No. 1 on both the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Battle Ground by Jim Butcher (Ace: Penguin; LJ starred review) casts its spell at No. 2 on both the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass by Lana Del Rey (S. & S.) holds No. 3 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 10 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Jack by Marilynne Robinson (FSG: Macmillan; LJ starred review) claims No. 10 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik (Del Rey: Random House; LJ starred review) goes to magic school at No. 12 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (Viking: Penguin) reads the books at No. 13 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

Immortal Angel by Lynsay Sands (Avon: Harper) closes the USA Today Best-Selling Books list at No.15.

Nonfiction

The Meaning of Mariah Carey by Mariah Carey (Andy Cohen Books: Macmillan) sings its song at No. 1 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and No. 5 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Happy in a Hurry Cookbook: 100-Plus Fast and Easy New Recipes That Taste Like Home by Steve Doocy, Kathy Doocy (William Morrow: Harper) cooks it up at No. 3 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown: Verses for a Despotic Age by John Lithgow (Chronicle) makes a rhyme at No. 4 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Didn't See That Coming: Putting Life Back Together When Your World Falls Apart by Rachel Hollis (Dey Street Books: Harper) lays it out at No. 4 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary by Robb Pearlman, illustrated by Melanie Demmer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers: Hachette) rings the bell at No. 7 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History by Ted Cruz (Regnery: S. & S.) holds No. 9, with the bulk buy marker, on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation by Andrew Weissmann (Random House) gives its account at No. 11 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

True Comfort: More Than 100 Cozy Recipes Free of Gluten and Refined Sugar: A Gluten Free Cookbook by Kristin Cavallari (Rodale: Penguin) savors No. 11on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III by Peter Baker and Susan Glasser (Doubleday: Random House) does the deal at No. 14 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher (Sentinel: Penguin) closes the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list at No. 15, with the bulk buy marker.

Antiracist Bestsellers

Links for the week: NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers | NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo (Beacon): No. 2 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson (Random House; LJ starred review): No. 3 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (Seal: Hachette; LJ starred review): No. 4 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi (Nation): No. 5 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson (Spiegel & Grau: Random House; LJ starred review): No. 6 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah (One World: Random House): No. 7 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

How To Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi (One World: Random House; LJ starred review): No. 8 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson (Random House): No. 8 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein (Liveright: W. W. Norton; LJ starred review): No. 9 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (New Press): No. 10 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Reviews

USA Today reviews The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab (Tor: Macmillan; LJ starred review), giving it 2.5 stars and writing that it is “slower, more methodical and romantic than her previous books, yet still bears her touch of magical realism that has gained her a devoted fan base.”

The Washington Post also reviews The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: “[a] tour de force … one of the most propulsive, compulsive and captivating novels in recent memory.”

The NYT reviews The Knowledge Machine: How Irrationality Created Modern Science by Michael Strevens (Liveright: W. W. Norton): “ultimately a work of philosophy, and should be considered an ambitious thought experiment.” Also, Editing Humanity: The CRISPR Revolution and the New Era of Genome Editing by Kevin Davies (Pegasus: S. & S.): “Davies leaves out the most important fact about these projects, one that’s glaringly obvious by its omission: For the entire pandemic, the United States has been floundering in a testing crisis, and these two masters of the Crispr universe did not manage to fix it.” Undaunted: My Fight Against America's Enemies, At Home and Abroad by John O. Brennan (Celadon: Macmillan): “presents a rich portrait of his unusual life.” Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books by Hilary Mantel (Fourth Estate: Harper): “the story of an outsider finding her literary home.”

The L.A. Times reviews The Riches of This Land: The Untold, True Story of America's Middle Class by Jim Tankersley (PublicAffairs: Hachette): “parallels a well-worn path of explainers on how Donald Trump eked out his 2016 election victory by fanning the fears of white blue-collar workers in swing states. But the book also lays out a persuasive case that the analysis was distorted by white politicians, business leaders and their media enablers.”

NPR reviews Let My People Vote: My Battle To Restore the Civil Rights of Returning Citizens by Desmond Meade (Beacon): “a compelling story about one man's rise from addiction, homelessness, and prison to run a successful campaign to re-enfranchise more than one million Florida voters.” Also, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab (Tor: Macmillan; LJ starred review): “What might feel meta or too cute in less competent hands, Addie LaRue manages to pull of like the prestige of a particularly elegant magic trick, leaving us with the feeling that we too have been a part of Addie's long and invisible life.”

Book Marks picks “5 Reviews You Need To Read This Week.”

Briefly Noted

Tor.com offers “All the New Science Fiction Books Arriving in October.”

BuzzFeed suggests “13 Witchy Books That Will Keep You Spellbound.”

Time Out gathers “the best book set in (almost) every country in the world.”

In LJ, Barbara Hoffert has new “Prepub Alert” columns.

The Washington Post has an article entitled “After losing two loved ones to covid-19, I turned to books. Here are 15 titles that helped me cope.”

Book Riot has a reading pathway for V.E. Schwab, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue (Tor: Macmillan; LJ starred review).

The L.A. Times has a conversation between Ayad Akhtar, Homeland Elegies, and Laila Lalami, Conditional Citizens. Also, an interview with Claudia Rankine, Just Us: An American Conversation (Graywolf Press: Macmillan; LJ starred review).

Shondaland interviews Francina Simone, Smash It! (Inkyard Press: Harper).

The Washington Post interviews Allie Brosh, Solutions and Other Problems (Gallery: S. & S.; LJ starred review).

Tor.com interviews V.E. Schwab, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue (Tor: Macmillan; LJ starred review).

Entertainment Weekly interviews Dan Brown, Wild Symphony (Rodale Kids: Penguin).

Entertainment Weekly excerpts Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s new short story “Zikora.” It is an Amazon Original Stories and releases on Oct. 27.

People features Little Audrey's Daydream: The Life of Audrey Hepburn by Sean Hepburn Ferrer, Karin Hepburn Ferrer, et al. (Princeton Architectural Press: Chronicle).

NPR’s Morning Edition features Erno Rubik, Cubed: The Puzzle of Us All (Flatiron Books: Macmillan).

Jodi Picoult, The Book of Two Ways (Ballantine: Random House), is the NYT “Inside the List” feature author. The paper's “By the Book” column features David Byrne, American Utopia (Bloomsbury: Macmillan).

Beth Meacham, executive editor of Tor/Tom Doherty Associates, will retire at the end of the year. Locus reports.

HarperCollins has a new imprint with Fox News. Deadline reports.

Author and Holocaust survivor Ruth Klüger has died. DW.com has the news.

Authors on Air

NPR’s Fresh Air interviews Rumaan Alam, Leave the World Behind (Ecco: Harper). Shondaland also has an interview.

Deadline has a few first look images from Witcher, season two. Edgar Ramirez and Jessica Chastain will star in the adaptation of Losing Clementine by Ashley Ream.

The sound installation “Blindness,” which includes actress and audiobook reader Juliet Stevenson preforming an adaptation of José Saramago’s Zero Visiblity, is coming to the US. The NYT reports.

News of the World gets a trailer. It is based on the novel by Paulette Jiles and is set to debut in theatres this Christmas.

Mindy Kaling, Nothing Like I Imagined (Except for Sometimes) by Mindy Kaling (Audible), will be on with Stephen Colbert tonight.

Yaa Gyasi, Transcendent Kingdom (Knopf; LJ starred review), will be on with Seth Meyers tonight.

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