The Long Game

Debuting at #5 on our hardcover fiction list, Long Island by Colm Toíbín is “the quietly devastating sequel to Brooklyn,” per our starred review, which “picks up two decades later with Eilis Lacey, now in her 40s, hemmed in by her overbearing in-laws on Long Island in 1976.” An Oprah’s Book Club nod boosted first-week print unit sales well beyond the author’s usual numbers.

Special Delivery

Two new Entangled Publishing titles were released simultaneously in standard and deluxe limited editions, the latter with sprayed edges and other design features. Neither standard edition charted; the limited edition of Mai Corland’s Five Broken Blades is #4 on our hardcover fiction list, #9 overall, and the limited edition of Tracy Wolff’s Sweet Nightmare is #7 on our children’s fiction list.

Three-Star Ranking

A trio of celebrity memoirs—two by veteran actors and one from a high-profile athlete—land on our hardcover nonfiction list.

#2 You Never Know
Tom “Magnum, P.I.” Selleck recalls his accidental path to Hollywood stardom, which started with a 1965 appearance on The Dating Game.

#5 Bits and Pieces
EGOT winner Whoopi Goldberg “reflects in this tender chronicle on the deaths of her two closest family members,” per our review.

#10 Coming Home
WNBA star and Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner recounts her arrest and 10-month detainment in Russia.


The One and Only Family
Katherine Applegate
#2 Children's Fiction
This is the fourth and final installment in the series Applegate began with the 2013 Newbery Medal–winning The One and Only Ivan, about a captive silverback gorilla's quest for freedom.

The Ministry Of Time
Kaliane Bradley
#15 Hardcover Fiction
“British Cambodian writer Bradley’s clever debut features time travel, romance, cloak-and-dagger plotting, and a critique of the British Empire,” per our review of the Good Morning America Book Club pick for May.