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Maggie O'Farrell wins the Women's Prize for Fiction for Hamnet. Isabel Wilkerson, Elena Ferrante, James McBride, Raven Leilani, Ibram X, Kendi, and Jason Reynolds headline the nominees for the Kirkus Prize. After co-winning the Wainwright prize, Dara McAnulty is now the youngest finalist ever for the Baillie Gifford prize, the UK’s highest nonfiction award. There are sixteen new bestsellers this week. Rage by Bob Woodward is topping the news.

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Maggie O'Farrell wins the Women's Prize for Fiction for Hamnet (Knopf). The Guardian has a report.

Isabel Wilkerson, Elena Ferrante, James McBride, Raven Leilani, Ibram X, Kendi, and Jason Reynolds headline the nominees for the Kirkus Prize. USA Today reports.

After co-winning the Wainwright prize, Dara McAnulty is now the youngest finalist ever for the Baillie Gifford prize, the UK’s highest nonfiction award. The Guardian reports. Here is the full longlist (scroll down) and the announcement video.

New Title Bestsellers

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiction

All the Devils Are Here by Louise Penny (Minotaur: St. Martin's: Macmillan; LJ starred review) debuts at No. 1 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 2 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Dog Man: Grime and Punishment: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #9) by Dav Pilkey (Graphix: Scholastic) debuts at No. 1 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante (Europa Editions). Claims No. 2 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 9 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi (Knopf; LJ starred review). Holds No. 3 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

The Harbinger II: The Return by Jonathan Cahn (Frontline: Charisma Media) takes No. 5 on both the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Logan Likes Mary Anne! (The Baby-sitters Club, 10) by Ann M. Martin (Scholastic). Continues the series at No. 6 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy (Book I: Chaos Rising) by Timothy Zahn (Del Rey: Random House). Seizes No. 9 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 14 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire: A Blood and Ash Novel by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Blue Box Press). The series continues at No. 12 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim (Park Row: Harper). Lands at No. 13 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

American Royals II: Majesty by Katharine McGee (Random House Books for Young Readers). Wears the crown at No. 13 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Dark Song by Christine Feehan (Berkley: Penguin). Holds No. 7 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list and No. 15 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

Nonfiction

Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff (Gallery: S. & S.). Opens at No. 1 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and No. 3 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Donald Trump v. The United States: Inside the Struggle to Stop a President by Michael S. Schmidt (Random House). Debuts at No. 4 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and No. 8 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Dynasty by Jeff Benedict (Avid Reader: S. & S.). Plays to win at No. 10 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945 by Ian W. Toll (W.W. Norton). Describes war at No. 11 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

I Have Something to Tell You: A Memoir by Chasten Buttigieg (Atria: S. & S.). Tells his truth at No. 12 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

The No. 1 title on the NYT Audio Fiction bestseller list is The Sandman by Neil Gaiman, Dirk Maggs, read by a full cast (Audible). Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents (Unabridged) by Isabel Wilkerson, read by Robin Miles (Random House Audio) tops the NYT Audio Nonfiction bestseller list.

Antiracist Bestsellers

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo (Beacon): No. 1 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson (Random House; LJ starred review): No. 2 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and No. 9 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson (Spiegel & Grau: Random House; LJ starred review): No. 2 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (Seal: Hachette; LJ starred review): No. 3 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. 4 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. 5 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. 6 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. 6 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. 7 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. 8 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum (Basic Books: Hachette): No. 13 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Spiegel & Grau: Random House; LJ starred review): No. 14 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Reviews

The NYT reviews The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld (Pantheon: Random House): "wondrous and disturbing." Also, Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar (Little, Brown: Hachette; LJ starred review): "moving and confrontational."

NPR reviews Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger: A Memoir by Lisa Donovan (Penguin): "Donovan is such a vivid writer — smart, raunchy, vulnerable and funny."

Book Marks has "5 Reviews You Need to Read This Week."

Briefly Noted

The Washington Post has details and reporting on the forthcoming Bob Woodward book, Rage (S. & S.). CNN also has a report, both outlets were given early access to the title which publishes next week.The NYT also has coverage, inlcuding a review, news details, and takeaways. NPR also weighs in.

Christian Cooper, the bird watcher in Central Park who became a national figure when a woman called the police after he asked her to leash her dog, is also a comic book writer. His newest is It's a Bird, part of the new DC digital Represent series. The NYT has a report.

Entertainment Weekly has coverage of Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro (Knopf).

CrimeReads offers "The Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2020: Fall Preview."

Eater picks the best fall cookbooks.

BuzzFeed suggests 40 YA novels for the first half of 2021.

In LJ, Barbara Hoffert has new "Prepub Alert" columns for March 2021.

Parade has "Fall's Best New Historical Fiction Books, According to the Women Who Wrote Them."

Amazon suggests books for birdwatchers.

Lit Hub surveys "5 Books You May Have Missed in August."

The Atlantic has a new short story by Caleb Crain, "Trajectory." Also, an interview with Crain.

The L.A. Times features Obi Kaufmann, The Forests of California: A California Field Atlas (Heyday).

The NYT features Brian Stelter, Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth (Atria/One Signal Publishers: S. & S.), in the "Inside the List" column.

Esquire interviews Regina Porter, The Travelers (Hogarth: Random House), who is writing a pandemic novel.

Penguin Random House releases its diversity workforce report. PW has details.

Authors on Air

NPR’s Fresh Air interviews Yaa Gyasi, Transcendent Kingdom (Knopf; LJ starred review).

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin is headed to HBO Max. Beth Macy’s Dopesick is set for TV. The Magic in Changing Your Stars by Leah Henderson sells film rights. The adaptation of Anna Todd’s After We Collided debuts via PVOD on Oct. 23. Deadline has details.

Dune gets a trailer. It will debut on Dec. 18 and is based on the foundational and iconic Frank Herbert novel.

The Walking Dead will conclude in 2022. Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride will get a new series spin-off. The NYT reports.

Jane Fonda, What Can I Do? My Path from Climate Despair to Action (Penguin), will be on The View today.

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