ONLINE & ON-AIR
Mary Miller, author of the rapture road-trip
novel The Last Days of California (Liveright),
picks her favorite road-trip books.
In case you missed it, we revealed the cover
for Ally Condie’s Atlantia (Dutton Children’s),
the author’s follow-up to her bestselling
We have rock star chefs and rock star librarians and rock star rock
stars, so why not a rock star economist? That would be Thomas
Piketty, author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century, a 700-page
work of economics, politics, and philosophy that publisher Belknap
claims “will transform debate and set the agenda for the next
generation of thought about wealth and inequality.” The book has
been hailed on the left and called “the most important economics
book of the year—and maybe of the decade” by Paul Krugman, and
roundly panned on the right as, among other things “unworthy of
discussion” (David Harsanyi on Reason.com). But, as ever, controversy is great for sales, and Capital is no exception. Since its
March publication, the book has sold just over 19,000 print
copies, with this week being the busiest yet. Here’s how it’s done
Bestseller Stat Shot
Mike Wagner discusses his book,
A Trust Betrayed (Da Capo), about
the mass poisoning
at Camp Lejeune.
Plus, religion reviews
editor Marcia Nelson
recaps the Calvin
College Festival of
Faith and Writing.
Some recent highlights from the PW Tumblr:
a Google Map of the road trip in Roberto
Bolaño’s The Savage Detectives, dancing with
cats, and of course a .gif of Matt Damon and
Robin Williams talking.
On that increasingly rare feeling: delayed
gratification, particularly as it applies to
waiting for the next book in a series you love.
More to Come
Everything you ever wanted to know (and
more) about Captain America: Winter Soldier,
and the movie plot’s linkage to the TV series
Agents of Shield.
Laura McBride, whose
novel We Are Called to
Rise (Simon & Schuster), is set in Las Vegas,
defends sin city as a
great place to raise kids.
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PW Select Report
How one indie author put together her
The most-read review on
last week was Colorless
Tsukuru Tazaki and His
Years of Pilgrimage by
Haruki Murakami, trans.
from the Japanese by
Philip Gabriel (Knopf).