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New best sellers arrive, including new audiobooks. NPR provides readers of The Cabin at the End of the Worldby Paul Tremblay a spooky warning: read it "And You Won't Sleep For A Week." Both NYTand The Washington Post explore Ta-Nehisi Coates's new Captain America comic.

New to the Best Seller Lists

NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers | NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers | USA Today Best-Selling Books             Fiction All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin (Ballantine: Random) Debuts at No. 2 on both the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list. Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews (Nancy Yost Literary Agency, Inc) Opens at No. 8 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list. Truth or Dare by Fern Michaels (Zebra: Random) Takes the No. 10 spot on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list. Murder in Paradise by James Patterson (Grand Central: Hachette) Slides in at No. 15 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list. Nonfiction
Believe It: My Journey of Success, Failure, and Overcoming the Odds by Nick Foles with Joshua Cooley (Tyndale Momentum)
Debuts at No. 5 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list. Lands the No. 9 spot the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list. Audio The new Audio Best Sellers are out for July as well. Something in the Water written and read by Catherine Steadman (Random) leads the fiction list and Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly written and read by Anthony Bourdain (Random) tops nonfiction.


The NYT reviews The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis by Martha C. Nussbaum (S. &  S.): "she writes against a (mostly male) tradition of philosophical and political thinking that minimizes emotions as merely a source of irrationality and embarrassment." A.M. Homes's Days of Awe (Viking: Penguin): "skillfully circles and tugs at the question of what it means to live in flawed, fragile, hungry human bodies." Jane Smiley reviews The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading by Edmund White (Bloomsbury: Macmillan), a book of recommendations. The paper also offers reviews two books on the Flint, Michigan water disaster: Mona Hanna-Attisha's What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City (One World: Random; LJ starred review) and The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy by Anna Clark (Holt). The Washington Post reviews Anne Tyler’s Clock Dance (Knopf; LJ starred review): "Tyler’s novels may feel too conciliatory toward the strictures of domestic life, too free of erotic energy to be feminist works, but her stories are often concerned with the central challenge of the feminist movement." Also White Hot Grief Parade: A Memoir by Alexandra Silber (Pegasus: Norton): "Silber has written a rare showbiz memoir that holds more value for the writing than the celebrity name-dropping or rags-to-black tie trajectory."Michael Dirda appreciates A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain. NPR reviews The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay (William Morrow: Harper; LJ starred review) with the spooky warning, read it "And You Won't Sleep For A Week." The Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography by Deborah Levy (Bloomsbury: Macmillan): "a smart, slim meditation on womanhood informed by Levy's wide reading." Also Evgenia Citkowitz’s The Shades (Norton): "an absorbing book by an author who knows how to create organic suspense without ever overplaying her hand."

Briefly Noted

USA Today lists "Four hot novels for teens to dive into this summer vacation." Salon gathers "Beach reads for dark summer days." Chibundu Onuzo "Recommends a Reading List of African Authors" for Electric Lit. LitHub picks Cli-Fi (climate change fiction). More Best July and Summer Reading: BitchMedia | Elle | LambdaLiterary | LitHub | Town & Country | Vulture The NYT explores Ta-Nehisi Coates's new Captain America comic and reports that a graphic novel of The Beatles Yellow Submarine by Bill Morrison (Titan Comics) will publish this August. The Washington Post has the Coates story too. The New Yorker starts up its summer flash-fiction series once more, with a tale by Joyce Carol Oates. Entertainment Weekly interviews Adam Rex, creator of the new storybook Star Wars Are You Scared, Darth Vader? (Disney LucasFilm Press: Hachette). The NYT profiles Anne Tyler. Electric Lit interviews Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint, The End of Peril, the End of Enmity, the End of Strife, a Haven (Noemi Press). The Atlantic asks "What Book or Article Would You Make Required Reading for Everyone on Earth?"

Authors on Air

PBS NewsHour features Kevin Young, Brown (Knopf). The Hollywood Reporter says that Night Manager is getting a second season. Also John Verdon’s Dave Gurney mystery series might be headed to the big screen and Matt Damon looks set to star in The King of Oil, based on the book The King of Oil: The Secret Lives of Marc Rich by Daniel Ammann (St. Martin's). The trailer to Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story is out. It is based on Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It by Lisa Bloom (Counterpoint: PGW) and Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin (Spiegel & Grau).

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