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Watching This Week

The Long Road Home premieres tonight on National Geographic. It is based on The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family by Martha Raddatz. There is a tie-in edition.

Murder on the Orient Express premieres Nov. 10. The tie-in edition came out earlier this month.

Briefly Noted

A bit more than a week in front of the National Book Awards, the NYT profiles Min Jin Lee, author of one of the fiction finalists, Pachinko (Grand Central Publishing: Hachette). Here are all the finalists. The paper also offers features on Matthew Weiner‘s Heather, the Totality (Little, Brown and Company: Hachette) and on Joe Biden, Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose (Flatiron Books: Macmillan).

Esquire features Kevin Young.

USA Today adds to the buzz for Bonfire by Krysten Ritter (Crown Archetype: Random House) and reviews What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism by Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner (Algonquin Books: Workman). They also point out that Andrew Lloyd Webber will publish an autobiography, Unmasked (Harper: HarperCollins), on March 6.

Entertainment Weekly offers “10 Books To Read If You Love Mindhunter” and an interview with Krysten Ritter.

The Washington Post details George S. Patton’s reading list, and Ron Charles reviews Bill McKibben’s Radio Free Vermont (Blue Rider Press: Penguin) and You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump (A So-Called Parody) by Alec Baldwin and Kurt Andersen (Penguin) (here).

More reading lists for November: Vanity Fair‘s is curated by Sloane Crosley; Sarah MacLean picks romance titles for The Washington Post.

Luke Harding has a new book forthcoming on the Russian interference in the 2016 election: Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win (Vintage: Random House). The book will publish next week (Nov. 16).

Rose McGowan will release Brave (HarperOne: HarperCollins), a memoir, in January.

Peter Carey’s Booker Prize–winning True History of the Kelly Gang will be a movie.

Lawrence Block’s Eight Million Ways to Die will be adapted as a graphic novel.

Fifty Shades Freed gets its trailer, and becomes the #1 trending video on YouTube. The film comes out on Valentine’s Day 2018. The sneak peek gave a boost to the next book by author  E L James, Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian (Vintage: Random House). It will be published later this month.

Authors on Air: Jeff Fager, Fifty Years of 60 Minutes: The Inside Story of Television’s Most Influential News Broadcast (Simon & Schuster), will be on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Michael Lewis will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers. NPR’s Morning Edition interviewed Matthew Weiner and All Things Considered interviewed Jenifer Lewis.

The second of three Anne of Green Gables adaptations, The Good Stars, will air on PBS this Thanksgiving.

CBS This Morning gives a boost to The Spectrum of Hope: An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias by Gayatri Devi (Workman).

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Neal Wyatt is LJ's reader's advisory columnist. She writes The Reader's Shelf, RA Crossroads, Book Pulse, and Wyatt's World columns. She is currently revising The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, 3d ed. (ALA Editions, 2018). Contact her at


  1. Lillian Landau says:

    So happy to have found Book Pulse. Appreciate all the effort it takes to put it together, it’s a great resource.
    Thank you.

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