All Politics Is Local
New books with real or hopeful ties to the White House debut this week, and the authors had varying degrees of success on their home turfs compared with elsewhere in the country.
Let Me Finish by former N.J. governor and onetime presidential hopeful Chris Christie. #15 in the country. #3 in the Middle Atlantic, which includes New Jersey.
Team of Vipers by former White House staffer Cliff Sims. #11 in the country. #8 in the South Atlantic, which includes Washington, D.C., and #10 in the East South Central region, which includes Alabama, Sims’s home state.
From the Ground Up by Starbucks chairman emeritus and possible presidential contender Howard Schultz. #2 in the country. #2 in the Pacific region, which includes Seattle, where Starbucks is headquartered. #1 in the Middle Atlantic, which includes New York, where Schultz launched his book tour.
Lost and Found
Pam Jenoff has the #9 book in the country with The Lost Girls of Paris, a “terrific, fast-paced novel,” our review said, that “follows a network of female WWII operatives in a smartly constructed narrative.”
New & Notable
King of Scars
#3 Children’s Frontlist Fiction
The YA fantasy novelist returns with the first in a duology set in her popular Grishaverse. “Bardugo’s portrayal of flawed, mentally and physically scarred protagonists is sympathetic and insightful,” our review said, “while the strong mixture of political intrigue, worldbuilding, and fantastical elements helps to drive the various story lines.”
#13 Hardcover Nonfiction
In this “powerful book,” our review said, the former pastor “draws on experiences from friends, congregants, and her life growing up evangelical in order to offer a new framework for Christian teachings about sex, gender, and relationships.”
Top 10 Overall
|2||From the Ground Up||Howard Schultz||Random House||38,839|
|3||Brawl of the Wild (Dog Man #6||Dav Pilkey||Graphix||33,199|
|4||Girl, Wash Your Face||Rachel Hollis||Nelson||28,609|
|5||Where the Crawdads Sing||Delia Owens||Putnam||23,052|
|6||Vengeance Road||Christine Feehan||Berkley||20,708|
|7||The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up||Marie Kondo||Ten Speed||19,624|
|8||The Tattooist of Auschwitz||Heather Morris||Harper||18,419|
|9||The Lost Girls of Paris||Pam Jenoff||Park Row||17,388|
|10||Educated||Tara Westover||Random House||16,876|
All unit sales per NPD BookScan except where noted.