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Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts (St. Martin’s: Macmillan)
Debuts at No. 2 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 1 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Gray Ghost by Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell (Putnam: Penguin)
Lands at No. 3 the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 4 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Shadow Keeper by Christine Feehan (Berkley: Penguin)

Opens at No. 3 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware (Scout: Gallery; LJ starred review)
Sails on at No. 4 on both the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 9 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

To the Moon and Back by Karen Kingsbury (Howard Bks.: S. & S.)
Finds the No 5 spot on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 13 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Dungeons & Dragons: Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes (Wizards of the Coast)
Casts the dice to No. 8 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Too Wilde to Wed by Eloisa James  (Avon: Harper)
Courts the No. 10 spot on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Beyond Control by Kat Martin (Zebra: Random)
Takes the No. 12 slot on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.


Calypso by David Sedaris (Little, Brown)
Debuts at No. 1 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and No. 6 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Tailspin: The People and Forces Behind America’s Fifty-Year Fall – and Those Fighting to Reverse It by Steven Brill (Knopf)
Claims the No. 8 spot on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.


Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie (Riverhead) wins the Women’s Prize for Fiction. The Guardian quotes the chair of the judges as saying “Home Fire is about identity, conflicting loyalties, love and politics. And it sustains mastery of its themes and its form. It is a remarkable book which we passionately recommend.'”

Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation by Peter Marshall (Yale UP) wins the Wolfson History Prize.


The NYT reviews The Collected Stories of Machado de Assis by Machado de Assis, Michael Wood, translated by Margaret Jull Costa (Liveright: Norton), Reinventing Capitalism in the Age of Big Data by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Thomas Ramge (Basic: Hachette), and The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945-1947 by Daniel Kurtz-Phelan (Norton). The paper has Penelope Lively review Michael Ondaatje’s Warlight (Knopf).

The Washington Post reviews Beautiful Music by Michael Zadoorian (Akashic).

USA Today reviews Dan Abrams & David Fisher’s Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency (Hanover Square Press: Harper), giving it 3 out of 4 stars.

Vulture reviews Kudos by Rachel Cusk (FSG).

Signature reviews There There by Tommy Orange (Knopf; LJ starred review). Electric Lit has an interview.

Slate reviews Porochista Khakpour’s Sick: A Memoir (Harper): “Khakpour has written an unsettling book. But it’s one of lasting merit. It’s something to keep by our desks rather than our bedside tables: not a consolation but a provocation.”

The New Yorker reviews The President Is Missing by James Patterson and Bill Clinton (Little, Brown) and Florida: Stories by Lauren Groff (Riverhead).

Briefly Noted

Vanity Fair lists the “Best Foreign Novels” of the summer.

The Guardian asks authors to share the books that give them hope.

Entertainment Weekly offers books for Pride Month.

The Washington Post appreciates the ancient thinkers.

Paste offers audiobooks for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

The NYT features Daniel Isengart, The Art of Gay Cooking: A Culinary Memoir (Outpost19).

Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti writes an experimental novel, Little Boy. It will publish next March from Doubleday.

Salon interviews Silas House, Southernmost (Algonquin: Workman).

Vogue interviews Rae DelBianco, Rough Animals (Arcade: Skyhorse).

Shondaland interviews Helen Hoang, The Kiss Quotient (Berkley: Penguin; LJ starred review). So does Entertainment Weekly.

Entertainment Weekly interviews Anthony Horowitz, The Word Is Murder (Harper).

Elle interviews Sarah Jessica Parker and Fatima Farheen Mirza, A Place for Us (SJP for Hogarth).

Signature interviews Linda Park, the audiobook narrator for D.B. John’s Star of the North (Crown; LJ starred review).

Sex and the City gets celebrated on its 20th anniversary by Vogue, NYT, and Vanity Fair.

Authors on Air (and stage)

NPR’s Fresh Air features Clint Watts, Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News (Harper).

American Radical: Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent by Tamer Elnoury, with Kevin Maurer (Dutton: Penguin) is going to be adapted into a film reports Deadline Hollywood. They also report that Kelley Armstrong’ Rockton mystery series has been optioned for TV.

Daniel Radcliffe will star on Broadway in a new play adapted from a 2012 book, The Lifespan of a Fact by John D’Agata, Jim Fingal (Norton).

13 Reasons Why is getting a third season.

The animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse gets a trailer. The Hollywood Reporter has a story.

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