Debuting at #5 in hardcover fiction, Tiamat’s Wrath is the latest entry in the Expanse series by James S.A. Corey, the pseudonym for authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. A TV adaption of the series ran for three seasons on SyFy, from 2015 to 2018, then was dropped in May. Amazon picked it up a couple of weeks later and will release season four this year.
Jacqueline Winspear is hitting her stride with the Maisie Dobbs mystery series, initially set in the WWI era. For the 15th installment, The American Agent, which our starred review called “excellent,” Dobbs is working as a volunteer ambulance driver in 1940 London, aiding victims of the Blitz. It debuts at #6 in hardcover fiction.
Two days before Major League Baseball’s 2019 opening day, Inside the Empire, a behind-the-bleachers look at the New York Yankees by Bob Klapisch and Paul Solotaroff, pubbed. It debuts at #13 in hardcover nonfiction, with the Middle Atlantic region, aka New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, accounting for 65% of sales.
New & Notable
#1 Trade Paperback, #1 overall
The debut novel from Hall, better known as Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Logic, arrives with the tagline, “Who knew you could find sex, drugs, and murder all in aisle nine?”
We Are the Gardeners
Joanna Gaines, illus. by Julianna Swaney
#1 Children’s Picture Books, #5 overall
Gaines, whose Magnolia Table cookbook and Homebody decorating title have together sold two million print copies, ventures into picture books.
Top 10 Overall
|1||Supermarket||Bobby Hall||Simon & Schuster||63,724|
|2||Where the Crawdads Sing||Delia Owens||Putnam||47,107|
|4||Girl, Stop Apologizing||Rachel Hollis||HarperCollins Leadership||29,826|
|5||We Are the Gardeners||Gaines/Swaney||Tommy Nelson||27,545|
|6||Little Blue Truck’s Springtime||Schertle/McElmurry||HMH||23,022|
|7||The Right Side of History||Ben Shapiro||Broadside||21,455|
|8||Educated||Tara Westover||Random House||19,842|
|9||The Cornwalls Are Gone||Patterson/DuBois||Little, Brown||19,555|
|10||The Path Made Clear||Oprah Winfrey||Flatiron||19,186|
All unit sales per NPD BookScan except where noted.