Profile of America

The three bestselling books of the week are all new releases. A Very Stable Genius, a critique of the Trump presidency by Washington Post reporters Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig, came out on top. The much-discussed American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins took the #2 spot, and Profiles in Corruption by Peter Schweizer, subtitled Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite, is #3.

The Long View

Isabel Allende’s A Long Petal of the Sea lands at #9 in hardcover fiction. The novel, which our starred review called “majestic,” incorporates historical figures into a narrative begins during the Spanish Civil War and extends beyond the fall of the Pinochet dictatorship. “Seamlessly juxtaposing exile with homecoming, otherness with belonging, and tyranny with freedom, the novel feels both timeless and perfectly timed for today.”


Anabel Hernández
#19 Trade Paperback
In this Spanish-language title, investigative journalist Hernández delves into the Sinaloa Cartel via the accounts of convicted Mexican drug lord Vicente Zambada Niebla, whose court testimony helped convict El Chapo.

Christopher Caldwell
#12 Hardcover Nonfiction
“Caldwell delivers the sharpest and most insightful conservative critique of mainstream politics in years,” our starred review said of his thesis that “the 1964 Civil Rights Act went beyond the project of ending Jim Crow to give government bureaucrats and courts vast powers to regulate business, education, and other institutions.”