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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

May. 28, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Camino Winds” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 2. “If It Bleeds” by Stephen King (Scribner) 3. “The 20th Victim” by Patterson/Paetro (Little, Brown) 4 . “ Walk the Wire” by David Baldacci (Grand Central) 5. “The Boy, the Mole, the...

FILE - This June 30, 2020 file photo shows author and U.S. Representative to the World Trade Organization Michael Punke at the European Business Summit in Brussels. Punke, the author of “The Revenant,” the historical novel adapted into the Oscar-winning movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will be publishing his first new work of fiction in nearly 20 years. Henry Holt and Company announced Thursday that Michael Punke's “Ridgeline” will be released in June 2021.  (AP Photo/Matthew Busch, File)

New novel coming in 2021 from author of 'The Revenant'

May. 28, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The author of “The Revenant,” the historical novel adapted into the Oscar-winning movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will be publishing his first new work of fiction in nearly 20 years. Henry Holt and Company announced Thursday that Michael Punke's “Ridgeline”...

This image released by Simon & Schuster shows Jonathan Karp, the newly named CEO of Simon & Schuster. Karp replaces Carolyn Reidy, who died on May 12, (Michael Benabib/Simon & Schuster via AP)

Simon & Schuster names Jonathan Karp as new CEO

May. 28, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Karp, who has worked with authors ranging from Sen. Edward Kennedy to Susan Orlean, has been named the new CEO of Simon & Schuster. He replaces Carolyn Reidy, who died two weeks ago. Karp, who joined the company in 2010, most recently served as president and publisher of Simon...

Best-Sellers-Books-USAToday

May. 28, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

1. “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic) 2. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 3. ’Untamed” by Glennon Doyle (The Dial Press) 4. “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss (Random House)...

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New 'Hunger Games' book sells more than 500,000 copies

May. 27, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A decade after the “Hunger Games” series had apparently ended, readers were clearly ready for more. Suzanne Collins' “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” sold more 500,000 copies last week, even as many of the country's bookstores were closed or offering limited...

Robb Forman Dew, prize-winning novelist, dead at 73

May. 27, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Robb Forman Dew, a prize-winning fiction writer who drew upon her small-town Ohio background for such novels as “Dale Loves Sophie to Death” and “The Evidence Against Her,” has died. Little, Brown and Company announced this week that Dew died May 22 at Baystate...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2018, file photo, Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami signs his autograph on his novel

Author Murakami DJs 'Stay Home' radio show to lift spirits

May. 27, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Acclaimed Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show from home, painted a brighter side of the world with his favorite music, and said the fight against the coronavirus is a challenge in figuring out ways to help and care for each other. The 71-year-old, known for...

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Review: 'All My Mother’s Lovers' a story about power of love

May. 26, 2020 12:45 PM EDT

“All My Mother’s Lovers,” by Ilana Masad (Dutton) “All My Mother’s Lovers” by Ilana Masad is a story of queerness, love and family like you’ve never seen it before. After the unexpected death of her mother, Iris, 27-year-old Maggie discovers five letters tucked...

Audible best-sellers for week ending May 24th

May. 26, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

Fiction: 1. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: A Hunger Games Novel by Suzanne Collins narrated by Santino Fontana (Scholastic Audio) 2. The Getaway by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, narrated by Emily Bauer (Audible Original) 3. How to Defeat a Demon King in Ten Easy Steps by Andrew Rowe, narrated by Suzy...

Apple Books Top 10

May. 26, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

Apple Books US Bestseller List - 05/24/20 - Paid Books Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher 1. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) by Suzanne Collins - 9781338635188 - (Scholastic Inc.) 2. Tell No One by Harlan Coben - 9780307491732 - (Random House Publishing Group) 3. Camino...