Books of the Day, Aug. 28, 2019 | Book Pulse

The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina: Separating the Myth from the Medicine by Jennifer Gunter and Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have by Tatiana Schlossberg get buzz. Barbara Kingsolver writes about loving words. The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer is getting renamed to The Astounding Award for Best New Writer.

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Books of the Day

Several books are getting notable buzz, resulting in higher sales overnight:

The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina: Separating the Myth from the Medicine by Jennifer Gunter (Citadel: Random House). NPR interviews Gunter. Bitch Media also has an interview. As does The Atlantic.

The Today show features Emily Ruskovich, Idaho (Random House).

Vouge features Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have by Tatiana Schlossberg (Grand Central: Hachette).

Entertainment Weekly interviews Sylvia Day, Butterfly in Frost (Montlake Romance: Brilliance).

Reviews

USA Today reviews Doxology by Nell Zink (Ecco: Harper), giving it 3.5 stars, calling it an “irreverent, ersatz social novel.”

The NYT reviews Quichotte by Salman Rushdie (Random House; LJ starred review): “I didn’t even mention the mastodon invasion. Or the rip in the cosmos. Or the character inspired by Elon Musk. Or the unhappy appearance, toward the end of the book, of a Jiminy Cricket-type character.” Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait by Bathsheba Demuth (W.W. Norton; LJ starred review): “this book has much to offer … rich, well researched and illuminating.”

Briefly Noted

io9 looks at SFF for the fall.

Lit Hub suggests “5 Audiobooks to Help With Those End-of-Summer Blues.”

The NYT features Etgar Keret, Fly Already: Stories (Riverhead: Penguin).

The NYT focuses on the comics character Sub-Mariner and other comics “heroes [who] have also fought for justice for many decades.”

Vouge features See Jane Win: The Inspiring Story of the Women Changing American Politics by Caitlin Moscatello (Dutton: Penguin).

The Guardian spotlights Marley Dias, the teen reading activist who created #1000BlackGirlBooks.

Barbara Kingsolver writes about loving words for The Washington Post.

In forthcoming book news, The Hollywood Reporter writes about a Hollywood interior designer with a book on the way, No Place Like Home: Interiors by Madeline Stuart by Madeline Stuart (Rizzoli).

The New Republic considers Stalingrad by Vasily Grossman, translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler (NYBR Classics: Random House) and why it was “shunned by publishers for so long.”

The Rona Jaffe awards are announced.

The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer is being renamed The Astounding Award for Best New Writer.

Bookseller Richard Booth has died. The NYT has an obituary.

Authors on Air

Entertainment Weekly interviews Elizabeth Ames, The Other's Gold (Viking: Penguin).

Phoebe Waller-Bridge will host Saturday Night Live, the Guardian reports.

The BBC has an audio adaptation of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time. The Guardian has a report.

Batwoman and Nancy Drew get key art. The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom is getting adapted by Fox. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer is set for the movies. Dervla McTiernan’s The Ruin is also going to be a movie, with Colin Farrell to produce. The Long Call by Ann Cleeves is headed to TV. Deadline Hollywood reports.

The Hollywood Reporter has news that Marvel has removed an essay critical of America from its 80 th anniversary issue.

The NYT reviews The Miracle of the Little Prince, a documentary that considers how the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is a key work in the quest to save dying languages.

The King gets a trailer.

Ellie Kemper, My Squirrel Days (Scribner: S. & S), will be on Live with Kelly and Ryan today.

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