New Best Sellers Arrive | Book Pulse

Four new bestsellers hit lists today, led by Tom Clancy Line of Sightby Mike Maden. Audiobooks make news, and Preti Taneja wins the Desmond Elliott prize for We That Are Young .

New to the Best Seller Lists

NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers | USA Today Best-Selling Books (there are no new nonfiction bestsellers this week)             Tom Clancy Line of Sight by Mike Maden (Putnam: Penguin) Debuts at No. 3 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 4 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list. The Pharaoh Key by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child (Grand Central: Hachette) Opens at No. 4 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 5 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.
Before the Storm (World of Warcraft) by Christie Golden (Del Rey)
Seizes the No. 9 spot on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list. A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza (SJP for Hogarth) Lands at No. 13 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.


The NYT reviews the "candid and cheerfully irreverent" Old In Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over by Nell Painter (Counterpoint; LJ starred review). She was interviewed on NPR earlier this week. Stephen Greenblatt's Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics (W.W. Norton): "a fine polemic, but it is considerably more than that." Wonderland: Poems by Matthew Dickman (Norton): "My first thought ... was: Why doesn’t every poet write this way? That doesn’t mean that I want every poet to write irregular lines about his or her childhood, just that I wish others wrote with Dickman’s clarity and ability to engage." The Kevin Show: An Olympic Athlete’s Battle with Mental Illness by Mary Pilon (Bloomsbury: Macmillan): "Both the virtues and the defects of her immersion in the world of pop culture are on display here. The virtues offer satisfying recreational reading with moments of deep engagement. The defects tend to anesthetize the reader to the nature, provenance and consequences of chronic mental illness." Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day by Peter Ackroyd (Abrams): "This is a guided helicopter tour, not a research seminar. Still, it’s impressive how much detail can be seen even at this elevation and speed." NPR reviews The Boyfriend Bracket by Kate Evangelista (Feiwel & Friends Swoon Reads): "I read the last page with a satisfied sigh — and a brow wrinkle of confusion." The LA Times digs into David Lynch's memoir, Room to Dream: A Life (Random; LJ starred review), calling it "strange — and deeply American." USA Today reviews Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous by Christopher Bonanos (Holt: Macmillan, LJ starred review), giving it three out of four stars and writing: "It’s a biography that stirs up so many feelings: curiosity, fascination, revulsion, pathos, empathy and not a few moral questions."


A study funded by Audible finds that listening to an audiobook is "more 'emotionally engaging' than film and television adaptations." The Guardian has the story. The Audio Publishers Association releases the results from their annual sales survey. LJ has a full report. The Washington Post gathers audiobooks for summer road trips.

Briefly Noted

Preti Taneja, We That Are Young (Knopf), wins the Desmond Elliott prize. lists its pick of "The Best Books of 2018 — So Far." Concepción de León appreciates Julia Alvarez for the NYT. Signature has "9 Books About the Contemporary Immigrant Experience in America." The Guardian lists the "Top 10 books about the afterlife." Paste rounds up "15 Books You Should Read to Understand Modern Journalism." The Guardian reports on the all-female edition of the comic 2000AD, releasing in the US next month. The Hollywood Reporter features Sharp Objects and Amy Adams. Bustle features Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions by Valeria Luiselli (Coffee House). Vogue highlights Evgenia Citkowitz’s The Shades (Norton) and When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri (Putnam). Shondaland considers Anne of Green Gables and features Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li (Holt: Macmillan). Bitchmedia interviews Francesca Lia Block, (Seal Press: Hachette).

Authors on Air

Deadline Hollywood reports that Jonathan Miles's Anatomy of a Miracle (Hogarth: Random) is being adapted. John Malkovich will play Hercule Poirot in The ABC Murders, a project run by BBC and Amazon, also to star Rupert Grint (Harry Potter). Robert Zemeckis is in talks to direct an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches, reports Variety. Stephen McCauley, My Ex-Life (Flatiron: Macmillan), was on NPR's Fresh Air yesterday. The show also featured Mirror, Shoulder, Signal by Dorthe Nors (Graywolf: Macmillan) and Sayaka Murata's Convenience Store Woman (Grove).

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