New Bestsellers from Anne Tyler, Joanna Gaines | Book Pulse

Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler and Magnolia Table, Volume 2: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering by Joanna Gaines lead the bestseller lists this week. Something To Talk About by Meryl Wilsner is the May LibraryReads top pick. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides is headed to TV. Brave New World gets a trailer. There is going to be a docuseries on The Mandalorian.

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New Bestsellers

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiction

Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler (Knopf) debuts at No. 4 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate (Ballantine: Random House) opens at No. 8 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth (John Joseph Adams/HMH) takes No. 11 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

Revenge by James Patterson, Andrew Holmes (Grand Central: Hachette) claims No. 11 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix (Quirk Books: Random House) bites the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list at No. 14.

Nonfiction

Magnolia Table, Volume 2: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering by Joanna Gaines (William Morrow) debuts at No. 1 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Last Book on the Left: Stories of Murder and Mayhem from History’s Most Notorious Serial Killers by Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks, Henry Zebrowski, Tom Neely (HMH) debuts at No. 3 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and No. 14 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker (Doubleday: Random House; LJ starred review) holds No. 4 on both the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Fortitude: American Resilience in the Era of Outrage by Dan Crenshaw (Twelve: Hachette) opens at No. 5 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and No. 15 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Arguing with Socialists by Glenn Beck (Threshold Editions: S. & S.) takes No. 7 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Nothing General About It: How Love (and Lithium) Saved Me On and Off General Hospital by Maurice Benard (William Morrow: Harper) is No. 13 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America by Sarah Kendzior (Flatiron: Macmillan) claims No. 14 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Apropos of Nothing by Woody Allen (Arcade: Skyhorse) closes the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list at No. 15.

Reviews

The Washington Post reviews Sin Eater by Megan Campisi (Atria: S. & S.): “wonderful debut … a riveting depiction of hard-won female empowerment that weaves together meticulous research, unsolved murder — and an unforgettable young heroine.” Also, Subduction by Kristen Millares Young (Red Hen Press): “whip-smart.”

The NYT reviews Burn It Down!: Feminist Manifestos for the Revolution by Breanne Fahs (Verso): “You get the sense that some of the contributors, given the chance, wouldn’t have merely disagreed about the finer points but might have actively loathed one another.”

NPR reviews What Is the Grass: Walt Whitman in My Life by Mark Doty (W.W. Norton): “not only an exaltation of America's troubadour, but also a celebration of gay manhood, queerness, and the power and elasticity of poetry.”

Book Marks picks “5 Reviews You Need to Read This Week.”

Briefly Noted

The May LibraryReads list is out. Something To Talk About by Meryl Wilsner (Berkley: Penguin; LJ starred review) is the No. 1 title.

The CBC Short Story Prize shortlist is announced.

O: The Oprah Magazine picks the best books of April and May.

Barbara Hoffert has new "Prepub Alert" columns, for books coming out in October.

USA Today interviews James Patterson, The House of Kennedy (Little, Brown: Hachette).

Salon interviews Don Winslow, Broken (William Morrow: Harper). Also, an interview with Lulu Miller, Why Fish Don’t Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life (S. & S.).

Bustle features Miranda July, Miranda July (Prestel: Penguin), in their “28” column.

O: The Oprah Magazine has “Lorrie Moore on the "Constant Struggle" of Being an Author.” Also, the books that changed Oprah’s life. There are short pieces on The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd (Viking: Penguin; LJ starred review) as well as Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler (Knopf) and Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn (MCD: Macmillan; LJ starred review).

The NYT “Inside the List” column considers More Myself: A Journey Alicia Keys (Flatiron: Macmillan). The “By the Book” questions go to Loretta Lynn, Me & Patsy Kickin’ Up Dust: My Friendship with Patsy Cline (Grand Central: Hachette; LJ starred review). Laura Marris has an essay for the paper entitled “Camus’s Inoculation Against Hate.” Lastly, there is a feature on Ottessa Moshfegh, Death in Her Hands (Penguin).

The Seattle Times considers 3 fictional detectives.

Five Dials has a new short story by Ali Smith, “The female gays.”

Samantha Shannon, The Bone Season (Bloomsbury USA: Macmillan), writes about the book she loved as a child for The Guardian.

Romance author Donna Kauffman has died. USA Today reports.

Historian Henry F. Graff has died. The NYT reports.

COVID-19 Reading and RA/Collection Development Resources

The Washington Post has books about books for those missing going to a bookstore.

Bustle has a list of 20 long books to fill your time.

Charles Yu, Interior Chinatown (Pantheon: Random House), writes for The Atlantic The Pre-pandemic Universe Was the Fiction.”

Shondaland has “Samantha Irby and Michael Arceneaux discuss the publishing world, making room for others, and what's getting them through the coronavirus lockdown.”

The Oxford English Dictionary is updating its definitions to “record [the] linguistic impact of Covid-19.” The Guardian reports.

Lena Dunham’s Verified Strangers hits chapter 18.

O: The Oprah Magazine considers the best book subscription boxes.

Author Kimarlee Nguyen has died of coronavirus. The NYT reports.

Authors on Air

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides is headed to TV, to be directed by Sam Taylor Johnson (50 Shades of Grey). Vulture reports.

NPR’s Fresh Air interviews David Rohde, In Deep: The FBI, the CIA, and the Truth about America's "Deep State"  (W.W. Norton).

NPR’s Code Switch interviews Christina M. Greer, Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream  (Oxford).

The Hollywood Reporter writes that classic Archie comics are going to come out digitally.

Deadline reports on TaleFlick, a book-to-screen platform. Also, a Mandalorian docuseries is going to debut on Star Wars Day on Disney+; that is May 4.

Variety features Mark Ruffalo, producer and star of the adaptation I Know This Much is True.

Brave New World gets a trailer. It is the Peacock streaming service adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s novel.

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