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Unraveled by Helen Hardt (Waterhouse Press)
Debuts at No.1 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Night Moves by Jonathan Kellerman (Ballantine: Random House)
Opens at No. 6 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 4 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Kremlin’s Candidate by Jason Matthews (Scribner: S. & S.)
Lands at No. 14 on both the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.


Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker (Viking: Penguin)
Debuts at No. 2 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and No. 11 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire® by Jonathan Abrams (Crown Archetype: Random)
Opens at No. 6 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions by Johann Hari (Bloomsbury USA: Macmillan: LJ starred review)

Lands at No. 12 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Briefly Noted

The NYT looks at new domestic thrillers and reviews A Girl in Exile: Requiem for Linda B. by Ismail Kadare, translated by John Hodgson (Counterpoint), saying it “may rekindle the worldwide hopes” for the Nobel. Of Smoketown: The Untold Story of the Other Great Black Renaissance by Mark Whitaker (S. & S.), the paper writes “It’s thanks to such a gifted storyteller as Whitaker that this forgotten chapter of American history can finally be told in all its vibrancy and glory.” Also reviewed is Up Up, Down Down: Essays by Cheston Knapp (Scribner: S. & S.: LJ starred review): “We all struggle with how to deal with our shortcomings, but few of us seem as comfortably wrapped in the question’s delicious, pig-in-a-blanket anxiety as Knapp.” The paper also surveys Even the Stiffest People Can Do the Splits: A 4-Week Stretching Plan to Achieve Amazing Health by Eiko (Rodale: Macmillan): “If hygge made you drowsy, and Marie Kondo saddled you with empty cupboards and regret, “shake yoga” is a way to masochistically jiggle these bad memories away with your thighs.”

The Washington Post reviews High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing by Ben Austen (Haper), writing “with a journalist’s eye, Austen explores the intersection between discrimination and income inequality through the lens of the men and women experiencing some of America’s worst housing conditions.” The paper also reviews Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday (S. & S.: LJ starred review),w writing, the magic of this exquisite, impressive book: the way it plays with influence and assumption.”

The L.A. Times reviews Stealing the Show: How Women Are Revolutionizing Television by Joy Press (Atria: S. & S.: LJ starred review) which “charts the peaks and valleys of the female gaze through the lens of TV in the last 30 years.”

LitHub interviews poet Jorie Graham, Fast (Ecco: Harper: LJ starred review) and author Sigrid NunezThe Friend (Riverhead: Penguin). The Paris Review interviews poet Nicole Sealey, Ordinary Beasts (Ecco: Harper).

BuzzFeed books features Terese Marie Mailhot, Heart Berries: A Memoir (Counterpoint) and Tommy Orange, There There (Random House).

Daniel Handler is the latest author to be accused of inappropriate behavior.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is coming in picture book form.

Authors on Air:

Entertainment Weekly profiles Jason Matthews, just as the film Red Sparrow is about to open and The Kremlin’s Candidate (Scribner: S. & S.) hits the bestseller list.

The TV show L.A. Confidential, based on the James Ellroy novel, gets one of its leads.

The first trailer is out for On Chesil Beach, adapted from the Ian McEwan novel of the same name. Saoirse Ronan will be on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight.

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