USA Today Bestsellers — 9/4

As USA Today‘s Book Buzz column points out, Barack Obama’s two books got a convention bump and rose on their bestseller listAudacity of Hope went from #47 to #25 and Dreams of My Father from #109 to #56.

Meanwhile the two books critical of Obama, Obama Nation and The Case Against Barack Obama dropped significantly. The two veep books, also got a bump, but aren’t reflected on this list.

Another political title debuts on the list this week. Michael Moore’s Mike’s Election Guide, at #78.

The list is dotted with movie tie-ins. Curiously, they are all for movies that haven’t opened yet. Nights in Rodanthe, at #8 and The Road, at #49, both continue from last week. New to the list is a tie-in for The Duchess, starring Keira Knightly and Ralph Fiennes (which has an appropriately gorgeous trailer). The movie, to be released Sept 19th, is based on the biography of Princess Diana’s racy ancestor, Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman (renamed for the tie-in edition).

At #146 is the YA title City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau, to be released as a movie starring Bill Murray and Tim Robbins on Oct. 10.

These and tie-ins for other forthcoming movies are in our Upcoming Movies — with Tie-ins listing.

 

Moving Back Up the List:

#25 The Audacity of Hope, Barack Obama, Three Rivers Press, from #47 after 63 weeks. Peak was #2.

#42 The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, David Wroblewski, Ecco         from #70 last week, after 12 weeks. Peak was #25. The author was  interviewed by Meredith Viera on the Today Show last week.

#56 Dreams from My Father, Barack Obama, Three Rivers Press, from #109 after 88 weeks. Peak was #15.

 

Debut Hardcovers & Original Pbk:

#13 Devil Bones, Kathy Reichs, Scribner

#16 The Gypsy Morph, Terry Brooks, Del Rey

#41 Silks, Dick Francis, Felix Francis, Putnam

#78 Mike’s Election Guide, Michael Moore, Grand Central

#94 The Laughter of Dead Kings, Elizabeth Peters, Morrow

 

Moving Down:

#29 Smoke Screen, Sandra Brown, S&S, from #13 after 3 weeks. Peak was #12.

#33 The Obama Nation, Jerome R. Corsi, Threshold (S&S), from #11, after 5 weeks. Peak was #8.

#50 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial. It peaked at #34 last week, after 5 weeks.

#52 The Bourne Sanction, Robert Ludlum, Eric Van Lustbader, Grand Central, from #26 to #52 after 5 weeks. Peak was #19.

#35 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Sean Williams, Del Rey, from peak of #15, after 2 weeks.

#77 Acheron, Sherrilyn Kenyon, St. Martin’s, arom #28 after 4 weeks. Peak was #7.

#91 The Case Against Barack Obama, David Freddoso, Regnery, from #64 after 4 weeks. Peak was #30.

#122 The Lace Reader, Brunonia Barry, Morrow, from #84 last week, after 5 weeks. Peak was #55.

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