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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







Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown and Company: Hachette)
Debuts at #1 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list and at #2 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction list.

Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier by Mark Frost (Flatiron: Macmillan)
Debuts at #4 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction list.

In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende (Atria Books: Simon & Schuster)
Debuts at #10 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction list.

Wilde in Love by Eloisa James (Avon: HarperCollins)
Debuts at #10 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Wyoming Winter: A Small-Town Christmas Romance by Diana Palmer (HQN: HarperCollins)
Debuts at #12 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.


Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit by Chris Matthews (Simon & Schuster)
Debuts at #2 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction list and at #8 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

What Does This Button Do?: An Autobiography by Bruce Dickinson (Dey Street Books: HarperCollins)
Debuts at #10 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction list.

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker (Scribner: Simon & Schuster)
Debuts at #15 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction list.

Briefly Noted

Matthew Weiner, author of Heather, the Totality (Little, Brown and Company: Hachette), has been accused of sexual harassment.

The International Dublin Literary Award longlist is out. It includes 150 novels, highlighting authors from 40 countries. The shortlist will be unveiled in April and the winner announced on June 13th, 2018.

Sports biographer Ray Robinson has died.

NPR reviews Hamilton’s Battalion: A Trio of Romances by Courtney Milan,‎ Rose Lerner, and‎ Alyssa Cole (CreateSpace). (LJ starred).

Fellow author Richard Stevenson reviews The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child (Delacorte Press: Random House) for The Washington Post, calling it “a timely, affecting, suspenseful and morally complex thriller. In fact, it’s one of the best thrillers I’ve read this year.” The paper also has a list of memoirs on driving, a gathering of titles about the movies, and reviews of Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process by John McPhee (FSG: Macmillan), Katalin Street by Magda Szabo, translated by Len Rix (NYRB Classics: New York Review of Books), and The Boat Runner by Devin Murphy (Harper Perennial: HarperCollins) (reviews are here, here, and here).

The Guardian forecasts that books on how to build a fire will be the hot Christmas choice this year.

Authors on Air:

Entertainment Weekly reports that The Boys (Dynamite Entertainment), a comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, is heading to Amazon as a streaming series.

Ellen Page will star in Netflix’s adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s graphic novel series, Umbrella Academy (Dark Horse).

Nathaniel Popper, Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money (Harper: HarperCollins) was on NPR’s Fresh Air yesterday.

Yesterday, NPR’s Morning Edition interviewed Joe Ide, Righteous (Mulholland Books: Hachette) and All Things Considered interviewed Beverly Gray, Seduced by Mrs. Robinson: How “The Graduate” Became the Touchstone of a Generation (Algonquin: Workman). Today, Morning Edition features an interview with Ivy Pochoda, Wonder Valley (Ecco: HarperCollins).

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