New to the Bestseller Lists | Book Pulse

The week ends with high and low points: the new bestsellers arrive and author Matthew Weiner is accused of sexual harassment.

What To Make of Heather, the Totality | Book Pulse

The debut novel by the creator of Mad Men is drawing conflicting critical opinion. Janet Maslin leaves no doubt about her take on the newest Lee Child novel.

Reese Witherspoon & Kevin Young Make News | Book Pulse

Reese Witherspoon announces her next book group title, while poet and scholar Kevin Young takes up his post as the poetry editor of The New Yorker.

Watching This Week & Getting Ready for the NBAs | Book Pulse

Two adaptations begin this week and a third gets a trailer. The National Book Awards are announced next week. The NYT helps gets readers ready.

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

Lee Child leads the week, Bonfire by Krysten Ritter builds buzz, and Art Garfunkel offers a song-filled interview.

New Bestsellers Arrive | Book Pulse

New titles on the week’s bestsellers lists, a glowing review of Alias Grace, & Comey’s title revealed

November Reading Lists Arrive | Book Pulse

November book lists arrive, data lit has a moment, and Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a Civil War reading list.

Three Titles Taking Off | Book Pulse

Hank and Jim by Scott Eyman breaks through, a busy PR push pays off for Chris Matthews, and Seattle is honored by UNESCO as a City of Literature.

Twice-Told Tales | Collection Development: Retelling the Classics

Everything old is new again when it comes to fresh retellings of classic literature. From the Hogarth Shakespeare series to the movie Clueless and the musical Wicked, classic stories never go out of style.

Final Four: Autumn Memoir Picks

This is the last of 2017’s quarterly roundups (after “Four To Explore,” LJ 6/15/17) to highlight starred reviews in the online-only Memoir column and other reviews of note.