Last Week’s Top Reviews

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7 Lessons from Heaven: How Dying Taught Me to Live a Joy-Filled Life

The Strangeness of Beauty

Manhattan Beach

The Ninth Hour

The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery

From the Newsletters

Tip Sheet

Lindsay Hunter, whose second novel, Eat Only When You’re Hungry, was just published, reflects on how writers move through their careers, and how publishing a second novel differs from the first.

Children’s Bookshelf

Macmillan senior v-p and publishing director Simon Boughton is leaving the company, to be replaced by Jennifer Besser, currently president and publisher of G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers.

BookLife Report

Self-published author Brooke Warner discusses how giving a TED Talk has become a new goal for authors.


Week Ahead

PW senior writer Andrew Albanese looks ahead to the Frankfurt Book Fair, which, after some down years during the global recession, is on the upswing.

More to Come

The MTC crew recaps visits to the Small Press Expo just outside D.C. and the Brooklyn Book Festival. The cohosts also preview the upcoming New York Comic Con, examine Condé Nast’s mismanagement of the New Yorker’s Cartoon Bank, and survey new imprints and events around European comics in the U.S.


Ten years after Iggy Peck, Architect, Andrea Beaty discusses that book; those that followed, like Rosie Revere, Engineer; and why the series struck a chord with readers.


PW speaks with Det. Lt. Joe Kenda about his new book, I Will Find You.

PW Radio

Author Ted Genoways discusses his new book, This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Farm. And Andrew Albanese gives a preview of the Frankfurt Book Fair.



Booksellers are preparing for events to mark Banned Books Week.