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Fiction

City of Endless Night by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Grand Central: Hachette)
Debuts at #2 on both the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Iron Gold by Pierce Brown (Del Rey: Random)
Debuts at #3 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and at #4 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Munich by Robert Harris (Knopf)
Debuts at #11 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and at #45 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Nonfiction

It’s Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America by David Cay Johnston (S. & S.)
Debuts at #2 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and at #18 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World by the Organizers of the Women’s March and Condé Nast (Dey Street: HarperCollins)
Debuts at #5 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and at #61 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic by David Frum (Harper)
Debuts at #6 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and at #39 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt (Crown)
Debuts at #7 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and at #71 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook by Niall Ferguson (Penguin)
Debuts at #11 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele (St. Martin’s: LJ stars)
Debuts at #12 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Briefly Noted

The PEN American Literary Award Finalists have been announced. Ursula K. Le Guin makes the cut for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award, and, as Bustle points out, all the finalists for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction are women, the first time that has ever been the case.

Author Meg Wolitzer appreciates Evan S. Connell, writing she is “a Mrs. Bridge evangelist, telling [people] that it’s a perfect novel, and then pressing copies on them.” “The Shortlist” focuses on “the Bipolar Mind,” the paper considers to Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing by Victoria Sweet (Riverhead), and reviews Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America by Catherine Kerrison (Ballantine), calling it “a stunning if unavoidably imbalanced book, combining detailed treatments of Martha’s and Maria’s experiences with imaginative attempts to reconstruct Harriet’s life.”

The Washington Post circles back to Night Market by Daniel Pembrey (Oldcastle Books), calling it “a grim and gripping tale of well-earned paranoia … like nothing you’ve ever read.”

Entertainment Weekly looks at “The 15 juiciest political books to come in 2018.”

NPR reviews The Sky Is Yours by Chandler Klang Smith (Hogarth), writing “its dimensions are mythic, archetypal, and resonant.” PopSugar has an interview with the author. NPR also reviews the graphic novel The Lie And How We Told It by Tommi Parrish (Fantagraphics: W.W. Norton), writing “Like Eleanor Davis in a sober mood or Nick Drnaso with the brakes on, Parrish spotlights brief moments, ignorable and usually ignored, in which humans lacerate each other invisibly.”

Groundbreaking comic and author Bob Smith has died.

Author Naomi Novik writes a poem for Ursula K. Le Guin.

Authors on Air:

Black Panther is on track to be a smash when it premieres on Feb. 16. The Hollywood Reporter says it will open “to a heroic $100 million-$120 million at the North American box office.” There are plenty of tie-ins and connected titles forthcoming.

Maze Runner opens today, based on novels by James Dashner. PopSugar offers a list of “6 New Action-Packed Books To Get Your Maze Runner Fix.”

Mark K. Updegrove, The Last Republicans: Inside the Extraordinary Relationship Between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush (Harper), features on PBS News Hour.

USA Network scraps American Rust, based on the novel by Philipp Meyer.

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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 nwyatt@mediasourceinc.com.

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