New Bestsellers, Mar. 7, 2019 | Book Pulse

The Border by Don Winslow leads six new bestsellers this week. Good Omens gets its first full trailer. Jenna Bush Hager starts a buzzy bookclub. More best of March lists arrive.

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New to the Bestseller Lists

[Links for the week: NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers | NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers | USA Today Best-Selling Books]








The Border by Don Winslow (William Marrow: Harper) opens at No. 3 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 12 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke (Kensington: Random House) bakes it up at No. 6 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon (Bloomsbury: Macmillan) debuts at No. 11 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.


Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe (Doubleday: Random House; LJ starred review) claims No. 7 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

I.M.: A Memoir by Isaac Mizrahi (Flatiron: Macmillan) tells it all at No. 12 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

The Empire and the Five Kings: America's Abdication and the Fate of the World by Bernard-Henri Lévy (Henry Holt: Macmillan) traces a retreat at No. 14 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.


The NYT reviews The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells (Tim Duggan: Random House): "The sentences in this book are potent and evocative." Also, Eowyn Ivey reviews Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi (Riverhead: Penguin): "Her sentences are like grabbing onto the tail of a vibrant, living creature without knowing what you’ll find at the other end. It’s absolutely exhilarating." Cherokee America by Margaret Verble (HMH; LJ starred review): "Verble has given historical fiction lovers a real gift ... an excellent illustration of how diverse books enrich literature, and the minds of those who read them." Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli (Knopf): "Luiselli has delivered a madly allusive, self-reflexive, experimental novel, one that is as much about storytellers and storytelling as it is about lost children."

The Washington Post reviews Lovely War by Julie Berry (Viking Books for Young Readers; SLJ starred review): "brilliant." Also, Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Ballantine: Random House): "she deserves credit for creating female characters who are more self-aware and determined than the foolish men around them."

NPR reviews Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance by Nick Estes (Verso: Random House; LJ starred review): "a very well-paced, highly detailed, morally urgent book." Also, The Wolf and the Watchman by Niklas Natt och Dag (Atria: S. & S.): "What's better than an ornate period piece with style to spare? One that includes a murder mystery. Oh, and boy is it a riveting mystery."

USA Today reviews A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum (Harper; LJ starred review), giving it 3 stars and calling it "heartfelt and piercing."








B&N announces the winners of its Discover Awards.

The Story Prize announces its winners.

The Simpson Family Literary Prize shortlist is out.

The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction announces its longlist.

Briefly Noted

Jenna Bush Hager starts a book club on Today. The first book will be The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin (William Morrow: Harper). The news sent the book soaring up the sales charts.

Our Shared Shelf announces its March/April book pick, Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir by Kai Cheng Thom (Metonymy Press).

The Atlantic is restarting its book club. It will focus on a theme rather than a single book. It will be open to subscribers only.

The New Yorker features The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells (Tim Duggan Books: Random House).

Entertainment Weekly excerpts SLAY by Brittney Morris (Simon Pulse: S. & S.).

The Washington Post spotlights poetry collections.

Entertainment Weekly picks "5 comics to read this March."

Paste names "the Best Young Adult Books of March." surveys "All the New SFF Young Adult Books" for March.

BookRiot picks "50 Spectacular New Books You Need To Read This Spring."

CrimeReads has "March's Best Psychological Thrillers."

The NYT showcases "Design Books That Explore History in the Making."

Entertainment Weekly interviews T Kira Madden, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir (Bloomsbury: Macmillan).

Entertainment Weekly interviews George R.R. Martin who says "Obviously, I wished I finished these books sooner so the show hadn’t gotten ahead of me. I never anticipated that.”

NYT has an essay by Kevin Powers about Slaughterhouse-Five.

Vulture features Frederic Tuten, My Young Life (S. & S.).

Donna Leon goes "By the Book" for the NYT.

The Guardian runs a piece on "reasons to love short stories."

The 2019 Tournament of Books has begun. Need a backgrounder?

The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon is shifting its approach to retail stores.

Authors on Air

Deadline Hollywood reports on the ReFrame film list, "which recognize standout, gender-balanced films." Several are based on books.

NPR interviews David Means, Instructions for a Funeral: Stories (FSG: Macmillan).

PBS NewsHour interviews Valeria Luiselli, Lost Children Archive (Knopf).

A new Miss Marple series is in the works. Nidhi Chanani’s Pashmina is set to become an animated musical. Amaryllis Fox's forthcoming Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA is headed to Apple and will star Brie Larson. James Patterson will see five of his children's books on screen. Brian K. Vaughan will write a screenplay for Gundam, "the first live-action film based on the popular mecha anime and science fiction media franchise created by Sunrise." The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty is set for ABC. Rumpole of the Bailey is getting remade by Emily Mortimer (the TV series spun off into a series of books). The Arrow TV series will end after the eighth season. Finally, Erica Ferencik's The River At Night is headed to the movies. Deadline Hollywood has all the details.

Author Jane Hamilton offers a humble opinion for PBS NewsHour.

Good Omens gets a trailer.

Tolkien gets a trailer.

Aniara gets a trailer.

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