New to the Bestseller Lists, Aug. 1, 2019 | Book Pulse

One Good Deed by David Baldacci leads seven new books onto the bestseller lists. More August booklists arrive. Slate reports on “The Dark History Behind Where the Crawdads Sing.” Authors who have been famous for some time get new attention.

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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

One Good Deed by David Baldacci (Grand Central: Hachette) debuts at No. 1 on both the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Thrawn: Treason (Star Wars) by Timothy Zahn (Del Rey: Random House) Continues the fight at No. 5 on both the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Cajun Fried Felony by Jana DeLeon (Jana DeLeon) makes the case at No. 12 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman (William Morrow: Harper) investigates at No. 13 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

Shelter for Koren (Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes) by Susan Stoker (Susan Stoker) takes the No. 13 spot on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Nonfiction

Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCulloch (Riverhead: Penguin) has a conversation at No. 9 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come by Richard Preston (Random House) issues a warning at No. 13 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

August Book Picks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazon | BookBrowse | CrimeReads | Entertainment Weekly | LitHub | Tor.com (YA SFF)

Reviews

NPR reviews Skip by Molly Mendoza (Nobrow: Random House): “Mendoza's art is fascinating even when her thin story isn't.” Also, This Is Not America: Stories by Jordi Punti (Atria: S. & S.): "an excellent book from a perceptive and unshowy writer."

The Washington Post reviews A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons by Ben Folds (Ballantine: Random House): “partly a meditation on creativity … and partly a plain-spoken memoir. It’s about as pure an extension of Folds’s naturalistic musical voice as it’s possible to get ” (Paste also has a piece on the memoir).

Briefly Noted

Slate reports on “The Dark History Behind the Year’s Bestselling Debut Novel … Where the Crawdads Sing.”

The Guardian has news that Sherrilyn Kenyon has dropped the case against her husband. USA Today also has the story.

Page Six writes that Lisa Marie Presley is writing a book about Michael Jackson and Elvis.

The shortlist for the 2019 Ngaio Marsh Awards has been announced

LitHub picks the "5 Reviews You Need To Read This Week."

USA Today has more on John Steinbeck short story, the newly published in English. So does PBS NewsHour.

Open Culture offers “An Introduction to Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda: Romantic, Radical & Revolutionary.”

The NYT has a feature on Javier Marías, Spain’s “Most Celebrated Writer.

The Guardian writes “we must keep reading” Nadine Gordimer.

The Washington Post appreciates W. Somerset Maugham’s Ashenden (Vintage UK).

Author R.J. Palacio writes about meeting author Meg Medina for The Washington Post.

The L.A. Times considers migration and the literature of Oaxaca.

Bustle writes about the Sudanese-Australian writer Yassmin Abdel-Magied.

Entertainment Weekly offers “A guide to presidential candidate Marianne Williamson's books, from mild to wild.”

The popular Instagrammer Rachel Brathen pushes her followers to pre-order her book and it works, sending To Love and Let Go: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Gratitude (Gallery Books: S. & S.) near the top of Amazon’s movers and shakers chart. Dark Souls Trilogy Compendium (Future Press), about the Dark Fantasy role-playing game, is also soaring on Amazon, after sites like Gamespot gave it a boost.

LJ has a feature about how editors and authors work together, focused on five hot new titles.

The library of Jane Austen’s borther has been recreated online. Read about the books she had access to here.

Authors on Air

Entertainment Weekly runs down everything they know about the forthcoming Netflix/ Shonda Rhimes Bridgerton series.

Town & Country reports on The King, the forthcoming Netflix movie based on Shakespeare’s Henry IV and Henry V.

The View features One Big Heart: A Celebration of Being More Alike than Different by Linsey Davis, illustrated by Lucy Fleming (Zonderkidz), pushing it up the Amazon rankings.

The Guardian features Lisa Taddeo, Three Women (Avid Reader: S. & S) on its Books podcast.

NPR’s Fresh Air appreciates Orange is the New Black.

NPR interviews Gretchen McCulloch, Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language (Riverhead: Penguin).

The L.A. Times interviews Jia Tolentino, Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion (Random House; LJ starred review).

Rust by Philipp Meyer is headed to Showtime. Jeff Daniels is set to star. Darkseid, the DC comics character, will be part of The New Gods film, directed by Ava DuVernay. Deadline Hollywood has details on both stories, including an extended consideration of the character Darkseid.

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