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The author of the anonymous NYT op-ed “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,” is writing a book. It is called A Warning. There are a host of new booklists and roundups, including LJ’s feature on the best debut novels of fall and winter. The shortlist for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction is announced.

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Forthcoming Books

The author of the anonymous NYT op-ed “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,” is writing a book. It is called A Warning and will be published by Twelve Books: Hachette on Nov. 19. The news broke widely, creating a pop of buzz, and causing sales to spike.

In more forthcoming book news, Entertainment Weekly reports that Katherine Applegate plans a sequel to The One and Only Ivan. The One and Only Bob is set for May 5, 2020 from Harper. Also, Bustle previews The Lies That Bind by Emily Giffin (Ballantine Books, June 23, 2020). The Associated Press reports that Brad Meltzer’s next book will be The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill America's Sixteenth President—and Why It Failed, from Flatiron: Macmillan and due out May 5, 2020. Vanity Fair showcases Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump by Neal Katyal, with Sam Koppelman (Mariner Books, Nov. 26, 2019).


NPR reviews Holding the Line: Inside Trump's Pentagon with Secretary Mattis by Guy M. Snodgrass (Sentinel): “really two books. One is the memoir of an ambitious, eager-to-please naval officer who struggles to keep up with a fast-moving boss and the vicissitudes of backstabbing top aides. The other book is what the world of Washington and beyond have been craving.” Also, Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones by Daniel Mendelsohn (New York Review Books: Random House): “Mendelsohn's rare fail makes you appreciate just how hard it is to pull off his distinctive blend of storytelling energy, erudition and emotional resonance.” Lastly, a review of Jami Attenberg's All This Could Be Yours (HMH; LJ starred review), calling her “an oddly sparkling master of warped family sagas.”

The Washington Post reviews Marley by Jon Clinch (Atria: S. & S.; LJ starred review): “The result is a costume drama that pleasantly mimics Dickens’s tone and presents a plausible backstory to his most familiar creation but fails to generate enough of its own energy.” Also, The Guardians by John Grisham (Doubleday: Random House): “Grisham has done it again.”

The NYT reviews Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power by Pekka Hamalainen (Yale; LJ starred review): “long overdue … impressive history … an accomplished, and subtle, study.”

Briefly Noted

Stephen King has a movie, TV show, and book suggestion for Halloween. The book choice is Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (Flatiron: Macmillan; LJ starred review). Entertainment Weekly has his list.

LJ ’s feature on the best debut novels of fall and winter arrives.

The NYT has its New & Noteworthy column.

Paste picks “13 Spooky New Audiobooks to Listen to Before Halloween.”

BuzzFeed selects “16 Romantic Books To Read This Fall ” and “ 36 Of The Creepiest Books.”

Harper’s Bazaar picks “The 20 Best LGBTQ Books of 2019.”

O: The Oprah Magazine names “20 Dystopian Novels Everyone Should Read.”

Electric Lit chooses “9 Mind-Bending Books about Parallel Universes.”

Bustle gathers “The Best New Literary Fiction Books Out Now,” and asks professional chefs to suggest cookbooks. has a list of SFF suggestions from Books Are Magic and “Beyond Frankenstein: 7 Contemporary Monster Books Written by Women.”

Lambda Literary suggests “Spooky Deep Cuts: 10 Queer Horror Gems You Might Have Missed.”

CrimeReads offers “Nancy Drew for Adults: Great Amateur Sleuth Series for Readers Over Twenty.”

The shortlist for The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction is announced.

The L.A. Times interviews Michael Connelly, The Night Fire (Little, Brown: Hachette; LJ starred review).

O: The Oprah Magazine interviews Tracy K. Smith, Eternity: Selected Poems (Penguin).

Entertainment Weekly interviews Gary Janetti, Do You Mind If I Cancel?: (Things That Still Annoy Me) ( Flatiron Books: Macmillan).

Salon talks with Adam Rippon, Beautiful on the Outside: A Memoir (Grand Central: Hachette; LJ starred review).

Time interviews Deepak Chopra, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential (Harmony: Random House).

The Millions interviews Nathan Englander, (Knopf).

The Washington Post has a feature on Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir (S. & S.; LJ starred review).

People spotlights Yes We Did: Photos and Behind-the-Scenes Stories Celebrating Our First African American President by Lawrence Jackson (TarcherPerigee: Penguin).

Time focuses on Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me by Adrienne Brodeur (HMH; LJ starred review).

Electric Lit features What God Is Honored Here?: Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss by and for Native Women and Women of Color edited by Shannon Gibney, Kao Kalia Yang (Univ of Minnesota; LJ starred review).

Entertainment Weekly has a visual excerpt of Joni Mitchel's Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings (HMH).

io9 excerpts Resistance Reborn (Star Wars): Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker by Rebecca Roanhorse (Del Rey: Random House).

Time excerpts Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West by H.W Brands (Basic: Hachette).

The Guardian reports that Bernardine Evaristo has doubled her “lifetime sales in five days after [her] joint Booker win.”

The NYT has a report on Repertorio Español’s stage adaptation of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz.

Zadie Smith writes about transatlantic dressing for Vogue (UK).

Georgette Elgey has died. The NYT has an obituary.

Authors on Air

Entertainment Weekly reports that Apple’s adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation will star Jared Harris and Lee Pace. Also, Marvel plans scripted podcasts to feature Wolverine, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and Star-Lord. ABC is planning another turn for Kim Gatlin’s novel Good Christian Bitches. Ronan Farrow will begin a podcast spinning off from his Catch and Kill book.

Deadline reports that The Last Duel, "a period drama based on a novel by Eric Jager” looks to have a killer cast. Casting news as well for Operation Mincemeat, the adaptation of the book by Ben Macintyre and some news on Passing, the film adaptation based on the novel by Nella Larsen.

Variety reports that Hugh Laurie is planning another Agatha Christie adaptation.

NPR interviews Marty Makary, MD, The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care--and How to Fix It (Bloomsbury: Macmillan).

Book Riot has suggestions of what to read after watching Carnival Row.

Today features Touched by the Sun: My Friendship with Jackie by Carly Simon (FSG: Macmillan) and Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: The New Frontier: 120 Fantastic Favorites for Everyday Eating (William Morrow: Harper). Sales jumped for both.

Ellie Kemper, My Squirrel Days (Scribner: S. & S), and Sen. Bernie Sanders, Where We Go from Here: Two Years in the Resistance (A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin: Macmillan), will both be on with Jimmy Kimmel tonight. Ronan Farrow, Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators (Little, Brown: Hachette), will be on with Stephen Colbert. Demi Moore, Inside Out: A Memoir (Harper), will be on with James Corden. Cameron Douglas, Long Way Home (Knopf), will be on The View. The Talk will host Elton John, Me (Henry Holt: Macmillan). Ali Wong, Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life (Random House), will be on with Ellen DeGeneres.

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