New Bestsellers, Apr. 11, 2019 | Book Pulse

There are eight new bestsellers this week. The NYT's Romance column returns. N.K. Jemisin talks about Green Lantern. The new Guggenheim Fellows are named.

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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]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiction

The Savior by J.R. Ward (Gallery Books: S. & S.) debuts at No. 3 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 2 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The A List by J.A. Jance (Gallery Books: S. & S.) lands at No. 13 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

Nonfiction

The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty by Susan Page (Twelve: Hachette) captures a life at No 3 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and No. 6 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb (HMH) tells its truth at No. 5 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump by Rick Reilly (Hachette) hits the green at No. 6 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of "The View" by Ramin Setoodeh (Thomas Dunne: Macmillan) dishes the dirt at No. 7 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race by Douglas Brinkley (Harper) aims for the stars at No. 10 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward by Valerie Jarrett (Viking: Penguin) claims No. 14 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Reviews

The NYT reviews Outside Looking In by T.C. Boyle (Harper; LJ starred review): "He is a spirited downhill writer, capable of creating energy by virtue of his own pace and verve ... kinetic, conceptual and keen." Also, The Alarming Palsy of James Orr by Tom Lee (Soho Press: Random House): "adds up to something fresh." Hate: The Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism in France (and What It Means for Us) by Marc Weitzmann (HMH): "He sees his country at war with modernity." The Lions' Den: Zionism and the Left from Hannah Arendt to Noam Chomsky by Susie Linfield (Yale): "something more original, more interesting and probably more important than a standard intellectual history would have been."

NPR reviews A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell (Viking: Penguin): "a compelling biography of a masterful spy, and a reminder of what can be done with a few brave people — and a little resistance."

USA Today reviews They All Fall Down by Rachel Howzell Hall (Forge: Macmillan): "a highly entertaining stand-alone that pays homage to Agatha Christie while finding its own individual approach." Also, Trust Exercise by Susan Choi (Henry Holt: Macmillan), giving it 3.5 stars and calling it "masterful, twisty."

The Washington Post reviews When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton (Berkley: Penguin): "a hard-earned love story and a visceral account of history. Cleeton’s writing pulsates with passion and intimacy, even as she gives us a panoramic vision of life during that tumultuous era." Also, White by Bret Easton Ellis (Knopf): "His playfully provocative first nonfiction book is a feature-length yawp, equal parts memoir and State of the Union address, that will infuriate or delight, depending on your tolerance for irony. It’s unlikely to win him any converts."

Briefly Noted

The NYT runs its Romance column with "Spring's Best New Romance Novels."

Entertainment Weekly features N.K. Jemisin's Green Lantern comic.

The NYT appreciates Esmeralda Santiago.

Tor.com has "Jo Walton's Reading List: March 2019."

The L.A. Times spotlights Yesika Salgado, Corazón (Not A Cult).

The NYT ask Julia Alvarez to go "By the Book."

USA Today highlights the "Top 25 spiritual and inspirational nonfiction books" from their best-seller list over the years.

Entertainment Weekly reports on a new series for kids that focuses on the "secret histories" of characters such as Wonder Woman, Hello Kitty, and Frankenstein.

The Washington Post features books about books.

Paste excerpts The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter (William Morrow: Harper).

Vulture excerpts Once More We Saw Stars: A Memoir by Jayson Greene (Knopf; LJ starred review).

Refinery29 excerpts The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys (Philomel Books: Penguin).

Bustle showcases "4 Books About Black Holes."

Time gathers "10 Books That Will Help You Solve Your Financial Problems."

Bitch Media focuses on Antisemitism: Here and Now by Deborah E. Lipstadt (Schocken: Random House).

LJ picks the best magazines of 2018.

The Stella Prize winner is named.

The Guggenheim Fellows have been named, including Carmen Maria Machado and Luis Alberto Urrea.

Nikki Haley is planning a memoir.

Authors on Air

NPR interviews Emily Bazelon, Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration (Random House).

Amazon is adapting Casey McQuiston's Red White & Royal Blue. Deadline Hollywood has details

A trailer is out for Scary Stories (the documentary about Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark).

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Neal Wyatt is LJ’s readers’ advisory columnist, contributing The Reader’s Shelf, Book Pulse, and Wyatt’s World columns. She is the coauthor of The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, 3d ed. (ALA Editions, 2019). Contact her at nwyatt@mediasourceinc.com

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