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Circe by Madeline Miller (Little, Brown)
Debuts at No. 1 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

After Anna by Lisa Scottoline (St. Martin’s)
Lands at No. 2 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 4 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Thief: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward (Ballantine)
Opens at No. 4 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 1 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Shoot First by Stuart Woods (Putnam)
Nabs the No. 5 spot on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and takes No. 3. on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Sixth Day by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison (Gallery: S. & S.)
Debuts at No. 7 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 2 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Cutting Edge by Jeffery Deaver (Grand Central: Hachette)
Lands at No. 8 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Macbeth by Jo Nesbø (Hogarth: Random)
Takes the stage at No. 15 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

Rescuing Sadie by Susan Stoker (Evil Eye Concepts)
Hits at No. 15 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.


Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright (Harper)
Debuts at No. 1 the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and No. 6 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer by Barbara Ehrenreich (Twelve: Hachette)
Lands at No. 7 the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press)
Opens at No. 7. on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Plant Paradox Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes to Help You Lose Weight, Heal Your Gut, and Live Lectin-Free by Dr. Steven R. Gundry, M.D. (HarperWave)
Debuts at No. 10 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.


Curtis Sittenfeld reviews Elaine Weiss’s The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote (Viking) for the NYT, calling it “a gold mine” and writing “So vividly had she depicted events that by the climactic vote … I got goose bumps.” The paper also reviews Anatomy of a Miracle by Jonathan Miles (Hogarth: Random), deciding it is “best appreciated as a highly entertaining literary performance.” Also Lawrence Wright’s God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State (Knopf; LJ starred review): “The book rambles far and wide, and it’s a testament to Wright’s formidable storytelling skills that a reader will encounter plenty of information without ever feeling lost.” Finally, Look Alive Out There: Essays by Sloane Crosley (MCD: Macmillan): “the most memorable lines in this one are built to break hearts.”

Briefly Noted

The NYT features Cleo Wade, Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life (Atria/37 INK: S. & S.).

Bitchmedia features Leslie Jamison, The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath (Little, Brown).

Entertainment Weekly interviews Daniel José Older, Star Wars Last Shot.

The L.A. Times interviews Alexander Chee, How To Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays (Mariner: HMH; LJ starred review).

The NYT has a joint interview with Jacqueline Woodson and Tracy K. Smith.

Jacqueline Woodson tweets about #LibraryPoverty.

Vulture has pieces on Trina Robbins and Art Spiegelman on Lynd Ward.

NPR’s Monkey See and Entertainment Weekly on Action Comics.

Entertainment Weekly features the book trailer for the #1 LibraryReads pick Furyborn by Claire Legrand (Sourcebooks Fire).

The Washington Post features Clemantine Wamariya, The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After (Crown: Random House: LJ starred review).

The short lists for the CrimeFest Award and the RSL Ondaatje Prize are out.

It turns out Kanye West’s philosophy book might just be his Twitter feed, reports Entertainment Weekly.

Entertainment Weekly says “Prince’s memoir is in the process of being completed.” The Washington Post has a report on the use of his legacy.

David Hogg and Lauren Hogg are writing a book after surviving the Parkland shooting. It will publish in June: #NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line (Random House).

Authors On Air

NPR’s Fresh Air interviews James Comey. Today he lands on CNN and MSNBC.

Mary Shelley will be the subject of National Geographic’s Genius, season 3.

Ice Cube’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol is headed to Netflix.

Rick Remender and Wes Craig’s graphic novel series Deadly Class is headed to TV.

Deadline Hollywood has a report on buying the intellectual property and literary estates of authors, most recently that of Zane Grey.

Author, screenwriter, and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is adapting a book for TV and creating a new show based on the Rothschild dynasty, reports Town & Country.

Jurassic World gets its final trailer. It is currently the #1 trending video on YouTube.

Marvel releases a featurette on the Avengers as Infinity War gets set to open.

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