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New best sellers arrive and The President Is Missing is doing very well. Marlon James reveals some details about his highly anticipated new fantasy series, "Dark Star." Ewan McGregor will star in Stephen King's Doctor Sleep and there are several more notable announcements on the adaptation front.

New to the Best Seller Lists

NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers | NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers | USA Today Best-Selling Books             Fiction The President Is Missing by James Patterson and Bill Clinton (Little, Brown) Debuts at No. 1 on both the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list. Brief Cases: More Stories from the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher (Ace: Berkley) Opens at No. 5 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 8 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list. When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger (S. & S.) Steps out at No. 8 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 9 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list. Us Against You by Fredrik Backman (Atria: S. & S.; LJ starred review) Takes the No. 9 spot on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list. Turbulence by Stuart Woods (Putnam: Penguin) Seizes the No. 10 place on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 5 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list. Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman (Ballantine: Random) Nabs the No. 11 position on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 15 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list. There There by Tommy Orange (Knopf; LJ starred review) Holds the No. 13 slot on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list. Nonfiction
Trump's America: The Truth about Our Nation's Great Comeback by Newt Gingrich (Center Street: Hachette)
Debuts at No. 2 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and No. 10 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list. The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton (St. Martin’s: Macmillan; LJ starred review) Opens at No. 3 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and No. 11 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list. The World As It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House by Ben Rhodes (Random) Takes the No. 6 spot on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list. Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams & David Fisher (Hanover Square: Harper) Holds the No. 9 line on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list. What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America by Michael Eric Dyson (St. Martin’s) Stands at No. 12 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Reviews

The NYT reviews The Destiny Thief: Essays on Writing, Writers and Life by Richard Russo (Knopf; LJ starred review), Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold (FSG; LJ starred review), and Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier (Holt: Macmillan). Also reviewed are The Death of Democracy: Hitler’s Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic by Benjamin Carter Hett (Holt: Macmillan) and Upstate by James Wood (Farrar; LJ starred review). NPR reviews About Betty's Boob by Vero Cazot, Julie Rocheleau (Archaia: S. & S.). Michael Dirda writes about the Paul Pine mysteries for The Washington Post. Four are recently gathered in Halo for Hire by Howard Browne (Haffner). The Post also reviews Room to Dream: A Life by David Lynch, Kristine McKenna (Random; LJ starred review) and Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons by Mike Reiss, Mathew Klickstein (Dey Street: Harper).

Briefly Noted

As is clear by its No. 1 status, The President Is Missing is selling well. Ron Charles reports on just how well for The Washington Post, writing its sales figures indicated it is "the best-selling adult hardcover novel since Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman was released in the summer of 2015." Entertainment Weekly reports on Marlon James's new fantasy series, Dark Star. James describes the series as “African Game of Thrones.” EW writes the first book will be titled, Black Leopard, Red Wolf. It will publish Feb 2019. The Guardian writes about morality clauses in publishing contracts and the fall out of sexual misconduct in publishing. Author Charles Finch picks "4 new mysteries ... guaranteed to heat up your summer" for USA Today. Entertainment Weekly offers "The year in LGBTQ projects you need to know about." The Guardian lists the "Top 10 lost women's classics." -- noting that the "lost" part is debatable. Entertainment Weekly reports on Cassandra Clare's new fantasy series, written with Wesley Chu. The trilogy will be called The Eldest Curses and "will offer a fresh look at the world of the Shadowhunters, as seen through the eyes of Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood." EW also features Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, the comics creator behind Ricanstruction. The magazine also reports on the new DC series, Heroes in Crisis by Tom King and Clay Mann. The Guardian reports that "Albert Einstein’s private diaries detailing his tour of Asia in the 1920s reveals ... racist attitudes to the people he met on his travels, particularly the Chinese." Lionel Shiver has been dropped as a prize judge in the UK over comments she recently made about the diversity plans of Penguin Random House UK. The LA Times has the story too. The NYT profiles the New York Society Library and its head librarian, Carolyn Waters. The Guardian interviews Mike McCormack, winner of the International Dublin Literary Award and Mark Millar, comics creator. Entertainment Weekly features Michael Chabon. In the Television section, the NYT highlights David Lynch, Room to Dream: A Life by David Lynch, Kristine McKenna (Random; LJ starred review). Time goes shopping with David Sedaris, Calypso (Little, Brown). The NYT runs an "Overlooked No More" obituary for Fannie Farmer, cookbook author.

Authors on Air

Ewan McGregor will star in Stephen King's Doctor Sleep. Victor LaValle's The Changeling is being adapted by FX. An adaptation of The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan is in the works with Amazon. Patty Jenkins Tweeted about the return of Chris Pine to Wonder Woman. The Hollywood Reporter has the story. Reese Witherspoon takes to Instagram to promote Are You Sleeping. The adaptation of the book by the same name just got more stars. Julia Roberts will star in Little Bee with Amazon. It is based on the novel by based on Chris Cleave. Howard Bryant, The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism (Beacon Press: Random), was on NPR's Fresh Air yesterday. More book-related interviews on NPR include Mike McCormack, Solar Bones (Soho; LJ starred review) and A.M. Homes, Days of Awe (Viking: Penguin). A trailer is out for The Children Act, based on the novel by Ian McEwan.

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