Monday, July 13, 2009

Best Seller Round-Up

Ernest Hemingway: "You go to the races?"

Interviewer: "Yes, occasionally."

Hemingway: "Then you read the Racing Form . . . .
There you have the true art of fiction."

From The Paris Review Interviews, Vol. 1.

Note: Available this July is a new edition of Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast. According to the publisher, "This new special restored edition presents the original manuscript as the author prepared it to be published."


Published July 10, 2009.

Fiction Paperback (Trade): My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult.
Fiction Hardcover:
Swimsuit, James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.
Nonfiction Paperback: Glenn Beck's 'Common Sense', Glenn Beck.
Nonfiction Hardcover: Catastrophe, Dick Morris and Eileen McGann.

II. Los Angeles Times.
Published July 12, 2009.

Fiction Paperback: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!, Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith.
Fiction Hardcover: Finger Lickin' Fifteen, Janet Evanovich.
Nonfiction Paperback: Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin.
Nonfiction Hardcover: Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell.

III. Northern California Independent Booksellers.
For the week ending July 5, 2009.

Fiction Paperback (Trade): Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout.



Fiction Hardcover: The Angel’s Game, Carlos Ruiz Zaf√≥n.
Nonfiction Paperback: Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin.
Nonfiction Hardcover: Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell.


IV. Heartland Indie Bestseller List.
Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association
For the week ending July 5, 2009.

Fiction Paperback (Trade): The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Random House Reader's Circle), Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows.
Fiction Hardcover: Finger Lickin' Fifteen, Janet Evanovich.
Nonfiction Paperback: Glenn Beck's 'Common Sense', Glenn Beck.
Nonfiction Hardcover: Liberty and Tyranny, Mark R. Levin.