Culinary Crossroads | Wyatt’s World

The metaphor that America is a melting pot is made concrete in its layered and various foodways. Here are five books that prove this point.

New Best Sellers | Book Pulse

The new bestsellers land and On Chesil Beach get its trailer.

Sarah Jessica Parker Sends a Book Soaring & Nebula Finalists | Book Pulse

Sarah Jessica Parker features Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney and the finalist lists for both the Nebula Awards and the L.A. Times Book Prize are announced.

PEN Award Winners and a Recommendation from Stephen King | Book Pulse

Layli Long Soldier takes home the biggest PEN Award for her debut collection of poetry, Whereas. Stephen King recommends The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor.

Joe Hill on Vinyl | Book Pulse

Audio-only on vinyl, book worlds moving to VR, and role-playing games point to the new ways stories are being told. In the NYT Mario Vargas Llosa gets much attention.

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

James Patterson and Candice Fox leads holds this week with Fifty Fifty and ABC lands the first James Comey book interview. Mozart in the Jungle,Black Panther, and and White Houses by Amy Bloom get media buzz.

Flora Reading | Wyatt’s World

There are many seasons to book publishing, from the fall list to January’s self-help explosion. Hovering around Valentine‚Äôs Day and the early push for spring are the flower books. Here are five seasonal examples.

New Best Sellers | Book Pulse

The new best sellers arrive, Congressman John Lewis starts a new graphic novel trilogy, and George R.R. Martin’s book update will not please Game of Thrones fans.

Authors Daniel Kraus, Margot Singer, Marie Kondo, and Ibi Zoboi Make News | Book Pulse

Daniel Kraus will finish George A. Romero’s incomplete zombie novel while Margot Singer wins the Edward Lewis Wallant Award. Pride and Prejudice gets re-mixed and Netflix brings cleaning joy.

A Circus Escapade, Tips for Distance Runners, and More | Books for Dudes

This month Doug reviews Mary Beard, feminist classics author supreme, Tessa Fontaine, a talented writer masquerading as a circus performer, a dark-as-a-dungeon tale of pathology from Christopher Yates, and the greatest-book-in-the-world-this-month by JM Gulvin.