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I’ve Got My Eyes on You by Mary Higgins Clark (S. & S.)
Debuts at No. 1 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 2 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (Riverhead: Penguin: LJ starred review)
Opens at No. 2 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 14 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Varina by Charles Frazier (Ecco: Harper; LJ starred review)
Lands at No. 10 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

Cave of Bones by Anne Hillerman (Harper)
Hits at No.11 on both the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.


Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead—My Life Story by Cecile Richards (Touchstone: S. & S)
Debuts at No. 4 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Digs in at No. 4 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund, and Ola Rosling (Flatiron: Mamillan)
Opens at No. 5 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and No. 12 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Debuts at No. 8 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Killing the Deep State: The Fight to Save President Trump by Jerome R. Corsi. Ph.D. (Humanix Books)

Takes the No. 13 spot on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country by Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy (Tyndale Momentum)
Slides in at No. 14 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.


The NYT reviews Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging by Alex Wagner (One World: Random House), writing it “raises urgent questions having to do with history and complicity … a book that seems mercilessly honest from one angle and carefully guarded from another.” Of Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion by Michelle Dean (Grove) the paper says “Her chatty approach to these formidable women makes them seem accessible, and that’s a good thing. But a blue pencil is as strong as a sword, and more cut and thrust would have made this book sharper.” The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman (Viking) is deemed “engaging and subtle … a psychologically nuanced pleasure.” Thinking Without a Banister: Essays in Understanding, 1953-1975 by Hannah Arendt (Schocken: Random House) is also considered: Arendt “was always acutely concerned with questions of how to make thought and knowledge matter in the struggle against injustice, never more so than in the last two decades of her life, when the rich medley of the material collected in Thinking Without a Banister was created.”

The Washington Post reviews Women in Sunlight by Frances Mayes (Crown), writing “Readers who want sparkling details about great meals in a beautiful setting might consider this agreeable story for a long plane ride.” Michael Dirda appreciates Edward Lear and includes in that assessment Jenny Uglow’s Mr. Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense (FSG: Macmillan).

NPR reviews Circe by Madeline Miller (Little, Brown), calling it a “lush, gold-lit novel.”

Briefly Noted

Get ready for James Comey’s A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership (Flatiron: Macmillan) which publishes April 17. News from his first interview has broken and that is just the start of the media frenzy that will ramp up in the wake of ABC’s interview (airing on Sunday) and those that follow, including a book tour with high-price tickets and appearances on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The View, Fox News, MSNBC, and a CNN town hall, just to name a few.

Michael Wolff has an article about Trump, the press, and his own book in The Hollywood Reporter.

The NYT has more on the Nobel.

Australian author Yassmin Abdel-Magied has been denied entry into the US. US Customs and Border Patrol told The Guardian she did not have the proper visa. She was on her way to speak at the PEN World Voices Festival. PEN has issued a statement.

Elle lists “The 30 Best Books to Read This Summer.”

Bitchmedia lists “15 Books Feminists Should Read in April.”

Paste decides on “The 50 Best Fantasy Books of the 21st Century (So Far).

Shondaland has Roxane Gay pick her favorite memoirs.

The Guardian lists the “Top 10 books about miscarriage of justice.”

Carmen Maria Machado writes an essay about marriage.

Jesmyn Ward considers The Great Gatsby.

Entertainment Weekly interviews Josh MalermanUnbury Carol (Del Rey: Random; LJ starred review).

Time features Madeleine Albright, Fascism: A Warning (Harper).

The L.A. Times features Lucy Jones, The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them). Doubleday.

The Guardian features Peter Matthiessen’s The Snow Leopard, out in a new Folio Society edition.

PBS features poet Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Cenzontle (BOA Editions).

Dan Egan annotates a page of The Death and Life of the Great Lakes (Norton).

Poet J.D. McClatchy had died.

A trailer is out for American Animals, a film about library theft.

Authors on Air

NPR’s Fresh Air interviews Robert Kuttner, Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism? (W.W. Norton), sending it soaring. On the show, Maureen Corrigan reviews The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (Riverhead: Penguin: LJ starred review), calling it “absorbing … Wolitzer is one of those rare writers who creates droll and entertaining novels of ideas. Her novels aren’t experimental, nor are they particularly diverse, though she makes an effort to be inclusive.”

Jason Reynolds, Long Way Down (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books: S. & S.; SLJ starred review) will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers tonight.

Senator Tim Scott and Representative Trey Gowdy, Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country (Tyndale Momentum), will be on The View.

Hot off his film A Quiet Place, John Krasinski is adapting Cecil Castellucci’s short storyWe Have Always Lived on Mars” for his next film, Life on Mars.

Greetings from Bury Park by Sarfraz Manzoor (Vintage) might be headed to screens.

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