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advice for college graduates, from Jonathan
Odell, author of Miss Hazel and the Rosa
Parks League (Maiden Lane).
Amelia Gray, author of the haunting new collection Gutshot (FSG), picks 10 wonderfully
dark and twisted books.
The behind-the-scenes story of Erin Stein’s
new Macmillan children’s imprint, Imprint.
Sin is in—this spring and summer there’s a
wave of new books on the topic.
Eminent historian David McCullough’s latest
biography, The Wright Brothers, debuted at the
top of our Hardcover Non;ction list, but it
wasn’t the top seller in every part of the
country. Titles with strong regional ties took
top honors in several areas: former Boston
Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez’s memoir
ruled the northeast, Cleveland-kidnapping
memoir Hope was most popular in the
eastern plains, and American Sniper widow
Taya Kyle’s memoir was #1 in the South.
Bestseller Stat Shot
Mathematician and professor
Eugenia Cheng, author of How to
Bake π: An Edible Exploration of the
Mathematics of Mathematics (Basic),
talks about why math feels like art
to her. Plus, PW bookselling editor
Judith Rosen digs in to the new
trend of coloring books for adults.
Fun videos, book-world ephemera, gems from
our archive, and more can all be found at
Inspired by the success of the Dork Diaries
and Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, a children’s
bookseller ran a diary-writing contest. And
the winners are...
Senior writer Andrew Albanese discusses
Hachette’s quarterly numbers and the
question that’s becoming more and more
urgent: after years of strong growth, why are
e-book sales on the decline?
More to Come
The More to Come crew recap the highlights
of this year’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival and
discuss new leadership at Drawn & Quarterly,
the $350,000 Archie Kickstarter project, and
Newbery Medal winner
Rebecca Stead discusses
her latest novel, Goodbye
Stranger (Wendy Lamb),
about a group of students
exploring their identities,
the bonds and limits of
friendship, and what it
means to be true to oneself.
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NORTHEAST Pedro Pedro Martinez HMH
MIDDLE ATLANTIC The Wright Brothers David McCullough Simon &
EAST NORTH CENTRAL Hope Amanda Berry Viking
and Gina DeJesus
WEST NORTH CENTRAL The Wright Brothers David McCullough Simon &
SOUTH ATLANTIC The Wright Brothers David McCullough Simon &
SOUTH CENTRAL American Wife Taya Kyle Morrow
MOUNTAIN The Wright Brothers David McCullough Simon &
PACIFIC The Wright Brothers David McCullough Simon &
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