Don Winslow’s The Border, which our starred review called the “stunning conclusion to his monumental Cartel trilogy,” enjoyed a nice bit of real-world symmetry, pubbing just weeks after the conviction of El Chapo, the inspiration behind one of the series’ main characters. It debuts at #3 in hardcover fiction; on March 7, FX announced a deal to adapt the series for TV.
Something for Nothing
New Yorker staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe hits #8 in hardcover nonfiction with Say Nothing, which our starred review called “a moving, accessible account of the violence that has afflicted Northern Ireland.” Keefe’s investigation of the 1972 disappearance and murder of a Belfast mother of 10, he told PW in November, had an unexpected result: “What I did not realize when I embarked on this project is that I would end up discovering the identity of the individual who actually pulled that trigger in 1972—and identifying that person, for the first time, in the book.”
Tui T. Sutherland’s middle grade fantasy series Wings of Fire has sold more than two million print copies over seven years and 12 novels. In 2018, a graphic edition of the first book, The Dragonet Prophecy, illustrated by Mike Holmes, pubbed to modest first-week print unit sales. It’s gone on to sell 92K print units, and now the second graphic adaptation, The Lost Heir, pubs with first-week print unit sales of 15K. The book lands at #2 on our children’s fiction list.
New & Notable
#17 Hardcover Fiction
Turton’s debut, which our review said “blends mystery with Groundhog Day and Quantum Leap,” lands on our list for the first time with its best weekly sales since its September publication.
#3 Trade Paperback
The author of The Alice Network returns with another historical thriller, set in the aftermath of WWII. Our review said it “vividly reveals how people face adversity and sacrifice while chasing justice and retribution.”
#7 Trade Paperback
“Mallery fans and newcomers alike will adore this tale,” our review said, “about the bonds of sisterhood and friendship tested by life’s ups and downs.”
Top 10 Overall
|1||Green Eggs and Ham||Dr. Seuss||Random House||43,795|
|3||One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish||Dr. Seuss||Random House||35,464|
|4||The Cat in the Hat||Dr. Seuss||Random House||30,019|
|5||Where the Crawdads Sing||Delia Owens||Putnam||27,074|
|6||Brawl of the Wild (Dog Man #6)||Dav Pilkey||Graphix||26,134|
|7||Girl, Wash Your Face||Rachel Hollis||Nelson||22,740|
|8||Fox in Socks||Dr. Seuss||Random House||21,589|
|9||The Threat||Andrew G. McCabe||St. Martin’s||21,569|
|10||There’s No Place Like Space||Tish Rabe||Random House||20,283|
All unit sales per NPD BookScan except where noted.