New Bestsellers Arrive, September 13, 2018 | Book Pulse

Leverage in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel by J. D. Robb tops the bestseller lists. Stormy Daniels is publishing a memoir. The Washington Post picks its books for the fall. According to the NEA, reading fiction is down while poetry is up.

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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

Leverage in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel by J. D. Robb (St. Martin's: Macmillan): Debuts at No. 1 on both the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

In His Father's Footsteps by Danielle Steel (Delacorte: Random House: Opens at No. 2 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 5 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Depth of Winter: A Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson (Viking: Penguin): Lands at No. 5 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 9 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Dark Sentinel by Christine Feehan (Berkley: Penguin): Takes the No. 8 spot on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 6 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (Putnam: Penguin): Makes No. 9 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

Timeless: A Drizzt Novel by R. A. Salvatore (Harper Voyager): Claims No. 14 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

Field of Bones: A Brady Novel of Suspense by J.A. Jance (William Morrow: Harper): Sneaks onto the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list at No. 15, but makes the top 10, at No. 10, on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (Harper): Is No. 13 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Nonfiction

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari (Spiegel & Grau: Random House): Debuts at No. 1 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and No. 15 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Every Day Is Extra by John Kerry (S. & S.): Opens at No. 5 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs (Grove Press): Lands at No. 6 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure by Greg Lukianoff, Jonathan Haidt (Penguin): Takes the No. 8 spot on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King (Abrams; LJ starred review): Welcomes readers at No. 11 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times by Mark Leibovich (Penguin): Plays to win at No. 13 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Fashion Climbing: A Memoir with Photographs by Bill Cunningham (Penguin; LJ starred review): Strikes a pose at No. 14 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Reviews

The NYT reviews One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson (Bloomsbury Publishing: Macmillan): "this trenchant little book will push you to think not just about the vote count but about who counts, too." Also, The Embattled Vote in America: From the Founding to the Present by Allan J. Lichtman (Harvard Univ), calling it "important."

USA Today reviews In Pieces by Sally Field (Grand Central: Hachette), giving it 3 out of 4 stars and writing, "It's a complex cri de coeur, alternately shockingly frank and maddeningly cryptic."

Awards

The National Book Awards longlist for Translated Literature and for Young People's Literature are out. Ten books in each category get this year's opening honor. The Nonfiction and Poetry longlists come out today.

The BAME short story prize is announced.

Briefly Noted

Entertainment Weekly reports that Stormy Daniels has a book forthcoming, Full Disclosure (St. Martin's: Macmillan). It comes out this October. The NYT has the details as well.

The Guardian reports that Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward (S. & S.) sold 750,000 copies on Tuesday. The story includes benchmarks Woodward's book is reaching or exceeding.

Eater reports that Cooking Light is "ending regular print issues." It will merge with EatingWell. The magazine Costal Living is also ending its monthly run. Both will be turned into "special interest publications available only on newsstands."

The Washington Post picks its books for the fall.

The Washington Post reports that poetry is rising in popularity. USA Today also has the story, reporting that reading fiction is down while poetry is up. Both stories are based on the new NEA report, "U.S. Trends in Arts Attendance and Literary Reading: 2002-2017."

Paste lists "10 of the Best Young Adult Novels of September 2018."

Michelle Obama will go on a book tour this November and December. HuffPost has details.

LibraryReads introduces Hall of Fame authors. Jodi Picoult is the first.

Axios has a report on the Tump bump, not just for books but media too.

Salonfeatures Neil deGrasse Tyson.

The NYT writes about "Using Young Adult Novels to Make Sense of #MeToo."

The Washington Postsurveys celebrity book clubs.

Entertainment WeeklyexcerptsI'll Be There for You: The One about Friends by Kelsey Miller (Hanover Square Press: Harper).

The Washington PostfeaturesPicturing America: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Art by Hudson Talbott (Nancy Paulsen Books).

BuzzFeed reports on romance author Nancy Brophy, now charged with murder.

The NYT has an "Overlooked No More" obituary for WWI-era spy and author Marthe McKenna.

Authors on Air

Vulture lists the "19 Book-to-Film Adaptations Still to Come in 2018."

Deadline Hollywood reports that HBO is now joining forces with the BBC on Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials adaptation. The site also has a report on the lost Mark Twain manuscript, The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine (Doubleday Books for Young Readers; SLJ starred review), now getting adapted by Fox.

The owners of The Ripped Bodice Romance Bookstore have inked a deal with Sony Pictures TV to "develop projects based on their close relationship with romance novel authors and readers." Deadline has the story.

The Hollywood Reporter has the details of the sudden and big changes in the Superman franchise.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Netflix's adaptation of the comic, will debut on Oct. 26. Deadline Hollywood has a look at the new promo image.


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