Making a timely debut on our nonfiction list is Why America Slept: The Failure to Prevent 9/11 by Gerald Posner, an award-winning author of eight books (most recently, last year's Motown: Music, Money, Sex and Power) who's been dubbed by the L.A. Times "a classic-style investigative journalist." Posner's latest, which reveals a great deal of previously undisclosed information, was published by Random House on September 2 (copies in print: 88,000 after four trips back to press). Much national and local publicity out of New York and Washington, D.C., has been scheduled, including interviews on Today, The O'Reilly Factor and NPR's The Connection, along with a laundry list of cable news programs. Some 70 radio interviews have been lined up from coast to coast, "with more being added every day," said RH associate publicity director Sally Marvin. She added that—not surprisingly—media interest "appears to be extending beyond 9/11, and there's more national TV and radio to come."

—With reporting by Dick Donahue