New to the Bestseller List & Michael Wolff Takes on Trump Again, May 16, 2019 | Book Pulse

Michael Wolff is publishing a second Trump book, titled Siege: Trump Under Fire. It will publish on June 4. There are 16 new bestsellers this week. A bevy of awards and award shortlists pick the best today. Plus, a few summer "best of" lists make the scene.

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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

Blessing in Disguise by Danielle Steel (Delacorte Press: Random House) takes No. 3 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 4 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews (St. Martin's Press: Macmillan) dives in at No. 5 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 12 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs (Ace: Penguin) opens at No. 6 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 3 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Road Home by Richard Paul Evans (S. & S.) steps out at No. 7 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

The Big Kahuna by Janet Evanovich, Peter Evanovich (G.P. Putnam's Sons: Penguin) lands at No. 8 on both the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Guest Book by Sarah Blake (Flatiron Books: Macmillan) holds No. 10 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang (Knopf) spins a tale at No. 15 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

Nonfiction

The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West by David McCullough (S. & S.) debuts at No. 1 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and No. 2 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep (Knopf) explores the case at No. 6 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

No Walls and the Recurring Dream: A Memoir by Ani DiFranco (Viking: Penguin) sings a song at No. 7 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Lake of the Ozarks: My Surreal Summers in a Vanishing America by Bill Geist (Grand Central: Hachette) tells stories at No. 8 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It by Adam Savage (Atria: S. & S.) gets creative at No. 9 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself by Jill Biden (Flatiron Books: Macmillan) recounts the past at No. 10 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis by Jared Diamond (Little, Brown: Hachette) marks a path for change at No. 14 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Let Love Have the Last Word: A Memoir by Common (Atria: S. & S.) gets personal at No. 15 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

The Skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook: The 75 Best Healthy Recipes for Your Air Fryer by Gina Homolka, Heather K. Jones (Clarkson Potter: Random House) sets the table at No. 15 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Reviews

The NYT reviews The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation by Brenda Wineapple (Random House): "an illuminating book." Also, Greatest Hits by Laura Barnett (Europa Editions): "a musical bildungsroman structured around that familiar time capsule, the retrospective album." The Way We Eat Now: How the Food Revolution Has Transformed Our Lives, Our Bodies, and Our World by Bee Wilson (Basic Books: Hachette): "Broad social change is what we, as individuals and as a society, need to work toward. This comprehensive book shows us where to start." Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder by John Waters (FSG: Macmillan): "Watersian palimpsests, if you will!"

NPR reviews A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism by Adam Gopnik (Basic Books: Hachette): "this is an important, timely book that should be required reading." Also, Middlegame by Seanan McGuire (Tor.com: Macmillan; LJ starred review): "It blossoms is what I'm saying. Opens out and takes on layers and a compelling seriousness that McGuire spent 400 pages building toward."

The Washington Post reviews Monsieur Mediocre: One American Learns the High Art of Being Everyday French by John von Sothen (Viking: Penguin): "what’s a book about the French without a little well-meaning snobbery? " Also, Dawson's Fall by Roxana Robinson (Sarah Crichton Books: Macmillan): "Robinson has pieced together a century-old true crime, a murder in which all the witnesses are long dead. Using far-flung sources and excruciating care, she creates the map; her novelist’s skills render it in 3-D."

Awards

This is Horror Awards names its winners.

The NOMMO Awards short list is out.

The Society of Authors Awards announces its shortlist.

The Best Translated Book Awards names it finalists.

Karen Tongson has won the 2019 Jeanne Córdova Prize for Lesbian/Queer Nonfiction. Lambda Literary reports.

LitHub figures out which authors have won the most prizes.

Briefly Noted

Michael Wolff is publishing a second Trump book, titled Siege: Trump Under Fire. It will publish on June 4 from Henry Holt: Macmillan. Entertainment Weekly has a few details.

The June LibraryReads list has published. Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes (Ballantine: Random House) tops the selections.

Elle picks "The 30 Best Books to Read This Summer."

CrimeReads gathers "The Most Anticipated Crime Books of Summer."

The NYT offers "3 Novels [that] Explore the Abortion Debate" and also selects "The Queer Coffee Table: 10 L.G.B.T.Q. Books to Usher In World Pride."

Alexander Chee suggests a short story for Electric Lit, “Days of Being Mild” by Xuan Juliana Wang.

The Washington Post picks "delightful old-time thrillers."

Entertainment Weekly reports that Stephen King's 2014 novel, Revival, will be issued again in a special (and expensive) volume complete with new illustrations and a new preface from the director who is working on the adaptation.

The NYT goes "By the Book" with Ani DiFranco, No Walls and the Recurring Dream: A Memoir (Viking: Penguin).

The Economist interviews James Ellroy, This Storm (Knopf).

The NYT reports on co-location public housing and public libraries.

The Bookseller reports that James Patterson "is funding 'Buy A Book, Give A Book' to encourage reading in children and families from disadvantaged backgrounds."

Barbara Marx Hubbard has died. The NYT has an obituary.

Authors on Air

Entertainment Weekly has the last photo reveals of GOT, only two. Meanwhile, Vanity Fair surveys the heartfelt petition demanding HBO remake season 8.

Deadline Hollywood reports that Something to Live For by Richard Roper is headed to the small screen.

Nancy Pearl interviews Erica Bauermeister, The Scent Keeper (St. Martin's Press: Macmillan) on her Book Lust program.

The NYT reviews the film We Have Always Lived in the Castle, based on the Shirley Jackson novel, finding it "playfully arch and unsettling."

Howard Stern, Howard Stern Comes Again (S. & S.), will be on The View today.

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