Best Sellers: Literature, February 7, 2013

March 2012 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

1) James Joyce: A New Biography
Bowker, Gordon
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2012. ISBN 9780374178727. $35

2) Joseph Anton: A Memoir
Rushdie, Salman
Random House
2012. ISBN 9780812992786. $30

3) The Art of Robert Frost
Kendall, Tim
Yale University Press
2012. ISBN 9780300118131. $35

4) Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
Winterson, Jeanette
Grove
2011. ISBN 9780802120106. $25

5) Jane Austen’s Cults and Cultures
Johnson, Claudia L.
University of Chicago Press
2012. ISBN 9780226402031. $35

6) The Event of Literature
Eagleton, Terry
Yale University Press
2012. ISBN 9780300178814. $26

7) Astounding Wonder: Imagining Science and Science Fiction in Interwar America
Cheng, John
University of Pennsylvania Press
2012. ISBN 9780812243833. $45

8) Farther Away
Franzen, Jonathan
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2012. ISBN 9780374153571. $26

9) Edmund Spenser: A Life
Hadfield, Andrew
Oxford University Press
2012. ISBN 9780199591022. $45

10) The Cambridge Introduction to Milton
Dobranski, Stephen B.
Cambridge University Press
2012. ISBN 9780521898188. $90

11) Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation’s Journalism
Daly, Christopher B.
University of Massachusetts
2012. ISBN 9781558499119. $49.95

12) There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra
Achebe, Chinua
Penguin Books
2012. ISBN 9781594204821. $27.95

13) Why Lyrics Last: Evolution, Cognition, and Shakespeare’s Sonnets
Boyd, Brian
Harvard University Press
2012. ISBN 9780674065642. $25.95

14) Gothicka: Vampire Heroes, Human Gods, and the New Supernatural
Nelson, Victoria
Harvard University Press
2012. ISBN 9780674050143. $27.95

15) The Cambridge Companion to Creative Writing
Morley, David
Cambridge University Press
2012. ISBN 9780521768498. $90

16) Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights
Warner, Marina
Belknap: Harvard University Press
2012. ISBN 9780674055308. $35

17) Promiscuous: Portnoy’s Complaint and Our Doomed Pursuit of Happiness
Avishai, Bernard
Yale University Press
2012. ISBN 9780300151909. $25

18) Dickens and the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor
Richardson, Ruth
Oxford University Press
2012. ISBN 9780199645886. $29.95

19) When I Was a Child I Read Books: Essays
Robinson, Marilynne
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2012. ISBN 9780374298784. $24

20) Shakespeare in America
Vaughan, Alden T.
Oxford University Press
2012. ISBN 9780199566389. $75

 

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Bette-Lee Fox (blfox@mediasourceinc.com) is Managing Editor, Library Journal.

Celebrating her 42nd year with Library Journal, Bette-Lee also edits LJ's Video Reviews column, six times a year Romance column, and e-original Romance reviews, which post weekly as LJ Xpress Reviews. She received the Romance Writers of America (RWA) Vivian Stephens Industry Award in 2013 for having "contributed to the genre or to RWA in a significant and/or continuing manner"

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