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This week’s bestsellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Nov. 11, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Circana BookScan © 2023 Circana. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2023, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Iron Flame" by Rebecca Yarros (Red Tower) Last week: — 2. Fourth ...
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This week’s bestsellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Nov. 4, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Circana BookScan © 2023 Circana. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2023, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Dirty Thirty" by Janet Evanovich (Atria Books) Last week: — 2. "The ...
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This week’s bestsellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Oct. 28, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Circana BookScan © 2023 Circana. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2023, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Exchange" by John Grisham (Doubleday) Last week: 1 2. "The ...
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How Apple TV’s ‘Lessons in Chemistry’ compares to the novel

Lots of books are declared “unfilmable.” There are the big, tentacular genre epics, where the problem is scale and expense, like “Sandman” or “Dune.” There are your high-literary properties, whose tone feels too elusive (most of Don DeLillo, though people keep trying) or whose form is too baroque (“Infinite Jest”) to carry well into another medium. Then there’s the stuff that’s just too bleak to be commercially viable, at least in theory (“The Road”).
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Book review: Britney Spears is frozen at the age she got famous

Throughout her 25-year career, Britney Spears’s age has somehow always seemed wrong. Seemed out of step with the persona she presented to the world. Her 2000 smash hit “Oops! ... I Did It Again” found her sorry-not-sorrying for committing repeated romantic transgressions, sounding like a careless, jaded woman at the ripe old age of 18. In 2021, by contrast, on the surreal only occasion when Spears spoke publicly during her conservatorship hearings in Los Angeles, the voice that came out of the 39-year-old mother of teenage sons as she read a statement by phone sounded flustered, frightened, surprisingly babyish. On Instagram, the 41-year-old Spears often posts videos of herself dancing, twirling around in knee-high boots and ultralow-rise barely-there shorts, an adolescent’s idea of a sexy get-up.
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This week’s bestsellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Oct. 21, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Circana BookScan © 2023 Circana. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2023, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Exchange" by John Grisham (Doubleday) Last week: — 2. "Fourth ...