New Bestsellers, Mar. 28, 2019 | Book Pulse

Run Away by Harlan Coben leads a number of new bestsellers this week. The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell gets notable attention. The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty by Susan Page is also making news. HBO will air a Game of Thrones feature-length documentary in May.

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New to the Bestseller Lists

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

Fiction

Run Away by Harlan Coben (Grand Central: Hachette; LJ starred review) debuts at No 2. on both the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Celtic Empire by Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler (G.P. Putnam's Sons: Penguin) opens at No. 3 on both the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Nonfiction

The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great by Ben Shapiro (Broadside Books: Harper) takes the No. 1 spot on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and No. 5 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law by Preet Bharara, (Knopf) makes the case at No. 4 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump by Vicky Ward (St. Martin's: Macmillan) dishes the dirt at No. 5 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and No. 11 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals (Includes Refrigerator Labels) by Clea Shearer, Joanna Teplin (Clarkson Potter: Random House) tidies its way onto the USA Today Best-Selling Books list at No. 8.

Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself by William W Li (Grand Central: Hachette) cooks it up at No. 9 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

First: Sandra Day O'Connor by Evan Thomas (Random House) makes history at No. 10 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible edited by Catherine Burns (Crown Archetype: Random House) weaves tales at No. 12 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Reviews

Salman Rushdie reviews The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell (Hogarth: Random House; LJ starred review) for the NYT, calling it "extraordinary, ambitious, evocative" and highlighting important female African authors. It is a book getting notable buzz, see below for more. Also in the paper, reviews of Foursome: Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Paul Strand, Rebecca Salsbury by Carolyn Burke (Knopf): "fascinating, well-told history" and Hattiesburg: An American City in Black and White by William Sturkey (Belknap Press: Harvard): "cleareyed and meticulous."

NPR reviews Murder by the Book: The Crime That Shocked Dickens's London by Claire Harman (Knopf): "Her touch is so light and her voice is so wry you almost feel she is too tasteful to try for anything as crass or explicit as relevance."

The Washington Post reviews Savage Feast: Three Generations, Two Continents, and a Dinner Table (a Memoir with Recipes) by Boris Fishman (Harper): "a work of reminiscence and celebration that should appeal to a wide range of readers."

Briefly Noted

The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty by Susan Page (Twelve: Hachette) is making news in advance of its April 2 publication date. USA Today has a story. So does the L.A. Times. It is on news shows as well.

The James Beard cookbook finalists are out.

The longlist for the Ondaatje Prize is announced.

Tor.com lists "All the New SFF Young Adult Books Coming Out in April."

LitHub has a few audiobook suggestions for spring.

NYT interviews Bobby Hall, Supermarket (S. & S.). Vulture has an audio clip.

Entertainment Weekly interviews Danielle Paige, Mera: Tidebreaker (DC Ink).

Henry Louis Gates Jr. goes "By the Book" for the NYT.

Entertainment Weekly excerpts The White Man's Guide to White Male Writers of the Western Canon by Dana Schwartz, Jason Adam Katzenstein (Harper).

The Washington Post reports on Is There Still Sex in the City? by Candace Bushnell (Grove Press). Deadline Hollywood writes that TV rights have already been sold.

Bustle features The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell (Hogarth: Random House; LJ starred review). Electric Lit also has a story.

HuffPost spotlights Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of "The View" by Ramin Setoodeh (Thomas Dunne: Macmillan).

The Verge reports that a new Star Wars audio-only novel is forthcoming, to recount the "the backstory of Sith apprentice Asajj Ventress and Count Dooku."

Mental Floss picks "The Best Bookstores in All 50 States."

The Guardian reports on a UK diet cookbook that is breaking sales records.

LEGO offers new fairy tale sets, designed as pop-up books. Mental Floss has a report.

Authors on Air

HBO is making a Game of Thrones feature-length documentary, to run this May. Deadline Hollywood has details.

The BAFTA TV Awards nominations are out. Two book-based shows get the most nods reports Deadline Hollywood.

Angelina Jolie might star in the adaptation of The Eternals comics. Jean Hanff Korelitz’s You Should Have Known is set for HBO, for a project titled The Undoing. The comic Bitter Root might be headed to the big screen. Deadline Hollywood has details on all.

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