NYT Bestsellers, 4/26

The major bestseller news this week is that Columbine, a book we’ve been tracking, debuts on the NYT nonfiction list at #7.

Columbine
Dave Cullen
Price: $26.99
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Twelve – (2009-04-06)
ISBN-10: 0446546933
ISBN-13: 9780446546935

In fiction, we’re surprised to see A Reliable Wife move down from #25 last week to #31 this week; this may be a function of the fact that several new titles from repeat authors appeared on the list. Based on the size of library reserve lists, it’s got great word of mouth.

A Reliable Wife
Robert Goolrick
Price: $23.95
Hardcover: 291 pages
Publisher: Algonquin Books – (2009-03-31)
ISBN-10: 1565125967
ISBN-13: 9781565125964

On the other hand, a book that has not been on our radar at all, Once A Runner by John L Parker debuts on the main fiction list at #14. Curiously, this is actually a reprint of a title published in 1978. According to Scribners Spring catalog, (p19) it is the “#1 most sought-after out-of-print book in the U.S., a cult classic hailed as ‘the best novel about running ever written,’ (Runner’s World) now in hardcover for the first time.” 

It was reviewed in the Kansas City Star this week. 

Once a Runner: A Novel
John L Parker
Price: $24.00
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Scribner – (2009-04-07)
ISBN-10: 1416597883
ISBN-13: 9781416597889

Other titles new to the fiction list:

#1

Butcher’s series hits #1 in hardcover for the first time.

Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, Book 11)
Jim Butcher
Price: $25.95
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Roc Hardcover – (2009-04-07)
ISBN-10: 0451462564
ISBN-13: 9780451462565

#2

Just Take My Heart
Mary Higgins Clark
Price: $25.95
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster – (2009-04-07)
ISBN-10: 1416570861
ISBN-13: 9781416570868

#5

Fatally Flaky: (Goldy Schulz Culinary Mysteries, No. 15)
Diane Mott Davidson
Price: $25.99
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: William Morrow – (2009-04-01)
ISBN-10: 0061348139
ISBN-13: 9780061348136

#7

Borderline (Anna Pigeon)
Nevada Barr
Price: $25.95
Hardcover: 399 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult – (2009-04-07)
ISBN-10: 0399155694
ISBN-13: 9780399155697

#9

Cursed (Reagan Reilly Mysteries, No. 12)
Carol Higgins Clark
Price: $25.00
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Scribner – (2009-04-07)
ISBN-10: 1416562176
ISBN-13: 9781416562177

Extended Fiction List

#23 

The Forgotten Garden:
Kate Morton
Price: $26.00
Hardcover: 560 pages
Publisher: Atria – (2009-04-07)
ISBN-10: 1416550542
ISBN-13: 9781416550549

#26 

The Winner Stands Alone
Paulo Coelho
Price: $25.99
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Harper – (2009-04-01)
ISBN-10: 0061750441
ISBN-13: 9780061750441

#32 

Leon’s series, bestsellers in paperback for many years, debuts as a hardcover bestseller.

About Face (A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery)
Donna Leon
Price: $24.00
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press – (2009-04)
ISBN-10: 0802118968
ISBN-13: 9780802118967

#35 

Wormwood: China Bayles #17 (China Bayles Mystery)
Susan Wittig Albert
Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover – (2009-04-07)
ISBN-10: 0425226093
ISBN-13: 9780425226094

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