Better Than Par
Amateur golfer Tom Coyne debuted in 2001 with the novel A Gentleman’s Game; a series of nonfiction titles followed, chronicling his travels to hundreds of courses across the globe. In his latest, A Course Called America, an “entertaining blend of travelogue, memoir, and sports writing,” our review said, the author “set out to play the 51 courses that have hosted a U.S. Open, sprinkling in existential reflections along the way.” It debuts at #7 in hardcover nonfiction, his strongest drive to date.
Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line of category romances and its tagline—“Find strength and determination in stories of faith and love in the face of danger”—are resonating with readers. Six books are released at the end of each month, and this week, five of June’s six debut on our mass market list.
Get with the Program
The Menopause Manifesto by ob-gyn and New York Times contributor Jen Gunter, a “delightfully conversational and strongly feminist guide,” per our review, debuts at #16 in trade paper. Gunter, author of 2019’s The Vagina Bible, has amassed a 340K-strong Twitter following and “isn’t shy about revealing ineffective and possibly dangerous menopause remedies she sees celebrities hawking, such as much-touted bioidentical hormones,” the review continued, “and in doing so, she provides a great service to readers having trouble sorting through their choices.”
NEW & NOTABLE
BAMBOOZLED BY JESUS
#20 Hardcover Nonfiction
A stand-up comedian and actor known for her role on Issa Rae’s Insecure, “Orji combines humor and faith in her delightful debut,” our review said. Her “spirited biblical interpretations and boundless enthusiasm will appeal to her fans and newcomers alike.”
OUT OF THE CAVE
#10 Trade Paper
“Hodges, senior pastor of the Church of the Highlands in Alabama, delivers insight, encouragement, and advice to Christians wrestling with depression,” our review said. “He approaches mental health holistically, identifying biological, social, and emotional triggers while also exploring spiritual aspects.” It’s one of several books this season that view depression through a faith lens.