ONLINE & ON-AIR
The 10 best Patricia
Highsmith novels, picked
by Joan Schenkar, author
of The Talented Miss
Highsmith (St. Martin’s)
An interview with Malala Yousafzai, about
the young-readers version of her bestselling
memoir, I am Malala (Little, Brown).
New books from religion publishers aim to
comfort and inspire the cancer stricken.
The BookLife Report
Advanced marketing tips for indie authors.
Haruki Murakami’s latest novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His
Years of Pilgrimage, debuted atop our Hardcover Fiction list last
week and held on to the #2 spot this week. His previous novel,
1Q84, debuted at #3 on our Hardcover Fiction list when it
published in October 2011. (Its competition was rough: John
Grisham’s The Litigators published at the same time, and Nicholas Sparks’s The Best of Me was also on a new-release roll.)
Despite the author’s certi;ed rock-star status in Japan, and now
in America as well, a new Murakami novel wasn’t always so
momentous a commercial occasion. Indeed, before 1Q84, his
out-of-the-gate sales were stellar by literary standards, but far
from blockbuster level. Here’s ;rst-week sales of Murakami’s four
most-recent novels at outlets that report to Nielsen BookScan.
Bestseller Stat Shot
Author Kara Braden
discusses her debut
novel, The Longest
Plus, PW senior
reviews editor Peter
Bookseller and PW blogger Elizabeth Bluemle
talks diversity in children’s books on NPR’s
All Things Considered.
More to Come
The More to Come crew discuss the
controversy surrounding the erotic cover
image on the inaugural issue of Spider
Woman, and much more.
The most-read review on
week was White Bird in a
Blizzard by Laura Kasischke
SOURCE: NIELSEN BOOKSCAN
Tazaki and His
Years of Pilgrimage
Kafka on the Shore