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The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer heads up the bestseller lists this week and four titles mining popular culture also hit the lists: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition (Star Wars) by Jason Fry, The Shape of Waterby Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus, Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasureby Amy Kaufman, and Unmasked: A Memoirby Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers | NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers | USA Today Best-Selling Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiction

The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer (Grand Central: Hachette; LJ starred review)
Opens at No. 1 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and takes the No. 3 spot on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition (Star Wars) by Jason Fry (Del Rey: Random)
Lands at No. 2 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list. It is No. 8 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs (Ace: Penguin)
Debuts at No. 8 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 2 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

I’ve Loved You Since Forever by Hoda Kotb, illustrated by Suzie Mason (HarperCollins)
Takes the No. 4 spot on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

High Voltage: A Fever Novel by Karen Marie Moning (Delacorte)
Grabs the No. 9 position on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Woman Left Behind by Linda Howard (William Morrow: HarperCollins; LJ starred review)
Steals into No. 10 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus (Feiwel & Friends: Macmillan)
Floats onto the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list at No. 11.

Children of Blood and Bone: The OrÏsha Legacy by Tomi Adeyemi (Holt: Macmillan)
Opens at No.13 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Kremlin Conspiracy by Joel C. Rosenberg (Tyndale)
Takes the No. 15 spot on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

Nonfiction

Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasure by Amy Kaufman (Dutton; LJ starred review)
Debuts at No. 7 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Unmasked: A Memoir by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Harper)
Takes the No. 9 spot on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Reviews

The NYT reviews The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It by Yascha Mounk (Harvard Univ.), calling it a “clarifying book [with] international scope.” Also Michael Isikoff and David Corn’s Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump (Twelve: Hachette): “they have produced the most thorough and riveting account so far—riveting, that is, as long as you don’t mind falling into paroxysms of political outrage and dismay.” A Long Way from Home by Peter Carey (Knopf; LJ starred review) is called “a propulsive account of an Australian road race, a “Cannonball Run” with sociopolitical commentary lashed to the bumper.” A Tokyo Romance: A Memoir by Ian Buruma (Penguin): “a triumphal narrative.”

The Washington Post reviews The Infernal Library: On Dictators, the Books They Wrote, and Other Catastrophes of Literacy by Daniel Kalder (Holt: Macmillan): “The badness of these books, and their effects, is almost impossible to fathom.”

USA Today finds Children of Blood and Bone: The OrÏsha Legacy by Tomi Adeyemi (Holt: Macmillan) “nearly impossible to put down…readers of all ages will be captivated.”

Briefly Noted

Virginia Bergin wins the 2017 James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award for Who Runs the World? It is not out in the U.S. yet but is forthcoming this November from Sourcebooks—with a new title, The XY.

The Guardian lists the top 10 books about Kenya.

Electric Lit has a list of “8 Books About Our New Robot Overlords.”

The HuffPost has a list of the “35 Must-Read Books By Women From The Past 5 Years.”

The Chicago Tribute suggests readers following the Tournament of Books pay attention to the comment section. If you are not tracking it every day, the play-in darling The Idiot by Elif Batuman (Penguin) has made it to the quarterfinals.

Harper Lee’s estate seeks to stop the Broadway adaptation by Aaron Sorkin, not liking his version of Atticus Finch.

Viola Davis is writing a sequel to Corduroy.

Authors on Air

Christine Mangan’s Tangerine (Ecco: Harper) may be headed to the silver screen, with Abi Morgan (Suffragette) on board to write the script. The novel is the #1 Indie Next pick for April.

Spike Lee might take on Marvel’s Nightwatch.

HBO releases first-look photos for the TV adaptation of My Brilliant Friend.

Deborah Campbell’s A Disappearance in Damascus (Picador: Macmillan) has been optioned by Terry George (Hotel Rwanda).

There is new book-to-film casting news for Venom, Gone Baby Gone (twice), and L.A. Confidential.

Adrift gets a trailer, it is based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Tami Oldham Ashcraft. A tie-in is forthcoming (Dey Street: Harper).

7 Days in Entebbe opens tomorrow. There is a book connection, Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe Airport, the Most Audacious Hostage Rescue Mission in History by Saul David (Back Bay: Hachette), who serves as the film’s historical consultant.

Tomb Raider opens tomorrow as well. There are plenty of connected titles.

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