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The Rising Sea by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown and Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump by Michael Isikoff and David Corn are the bestselling books this week. In other news the talent-scouting Whiting Awards have been announced.

New to the Best Seller Lists

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

 

 

 

 

 


Fiction

The Rising Sea by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown (Putnam)
Debuts 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.

Dearest Ivie: A Novella Set in the Black Dagger World (Ballantine: Random House)
Opens at the No. 4 on USA Today Best-Selling Books list. It is No. 5 on the NYT Combined Print & E-Book list.

The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian (Doubleday: Random; LJ starred review)
Takes off at No. 8 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and lands at No. 15 on USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Caribbean Rim by Randy Wayne White (Putnam)
Debuts at No. 9 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

Nonfiction

Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump by Michael Isikoff and David Corn (Twelve: Hachette)
Opens at No. 1 on both the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and USA Today Best-Selling Books list, making it the top-selling book in the country.

Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot (Counterpoint)
Debuts at No. 14 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Reviews

The NYT reviews Patriot Number One: American Dreams in Chinatown by Lauren Hilgers (Crown: Random House), calling it “rich and absorbing.” Of Song of a Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik (Ballantine: Random House), the paper writes it is “a complex and beautiful rendering … superbly dramatized … every scene designed to stir up fury or longing.”

Michael Dirda reviews A Magical World: Superstition and Science from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment by Derek K. Wilson (Pegasus: W.W. Norton) for The Washington Post, enjoying its scope but not its “breezy amateurism.”

USA Today gives I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon (Doubleday: Random House) a perfect four star review, “The author’s effortless, eloquent prose transports the reader via a dramatic, suspenseful and satisfying work of historical fiction.”

NPR reviews Let’s No One Get Hurt by Jon Pineda (FSG: Macmillan): a “lyrical and powerful novel. It’s a well written book that manages to be both honest and poetic at the same time.” Also, Rebecca Kauffman’s The Gunners (Counterpoint), calling it “a wide-open novel. It’s a statement against stoicism and evasion.”

Briefly Noted

The Whiting Awards have been announced. The Award seeks out the most promising new writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and plays. It is a proven source for talent spotting; some of the nation’s most well-regarded writers have won the prize.

Bill Cunningham, the famous and beloved NYT fashion photographer, who died in 2016, left a memoir, fully typed and revised. It was found among his belongings and will be published this September: Fashion Climbing by Bill Cunningham (Penguin). The book is illustrated and the publisher says “It’s a really beautiful story about a young, artistic man finding his way in the city, in a particular kind of bohemian world that doesn’t quite exist anymore.”

Entertainment Weekly lists the “best comics to read about your favorite Marvel superheroes.”

The Guardian lists the “Top 10 runaway mothers in fiction.”

Vogue interviews Nell Scovell, Just the Funny Parts: … And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking into the Hollywood Boys’ Clubs (Dey Street: Harper).

Using Don Quixote to stop censorship; the Booksellers Guild of Madrid has a clever solution to ensure a book can be read.

The Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes auction nets big bids. “A first edition of The Bell Jar signed by Plath … sold for just under $123,000″ reports the LA Times. Her typewriter went for $46,000.

Vogue has a story on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child as it lands on Broadway.

YA author Barbara Wersba has died, age 85.

Authors on Air

Queen Sugar will open season three with a two-night premiere on May 29 and 30. The series is based on the book of the same name by Natalie Baszile. There is a tie-in.

The life of author/psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross is inspiring an indie film, reports Deadline Hollywood.

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