NYT Hardcover Fiction – 8/14

On this week’s New York Times bestseller list, Sherrilyn Kenyon lands in the #1 spot with Bad Moon Rising, her eighth title to achieve that position, according to her website. However, libraries are not so high on her – those we checked have only 12 -48 copies, with holds ranging from 34 to 123.

Bad Moon Rising: A Dark-Hunter Novel (Dark-Hunter Novels)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Retail Price: $24.99
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press – (2009-08-04)
ISBN / EAN: 0312369492 / 9780312369491

That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo rises to #2, helped by intense review coverage and some critical controversy, as we mentioned in an earlier post. Libraries we checked have received their orders (from 29 to 206 copies), and show substantial holds (from 200 to 250).

That Old Cape Magic
Richard Russo
Retail Price: $25.95
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Knopf – (2009-08-04)
ISBN / EAN: 0375414967 / 9780375414961

Available from Random House Audio

  • CD $40; ISBN 9780739318928

Random House Large Print

  • $26; ISBN 9780739328613

Kathleen Stockett’s debut novel, The Help, rises to #3. We’ve written about the book several times, but libraries we checked still have heavy holds (from 107 to 595) on anywhere from 64 to 129 copies. Given the demand, and the book’s upward trajectory (last week it was at #4) perhaps it’s time to order even more (libraries have been steadily adding copies, but demand continues to outstrip supply). It’s a long wait for the paperback; scheduled for release February 2, 2010.

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The Help
Kathryn Stockett
Retail Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books – (2009-02-10)
ISBN / EAN: 0399155341 / 9780399155345

Also on audio:

  • Audio CD: $39.95, Unabridged
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio;  (February 10, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0143144189
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143144182

Large Type:

  • Hardcover: $32.95; 721 pages
  • Publisher: Thorndike Press (May 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 1410415538
  • ISBN-13: 978-1410415530

Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice lands at #5, helped by last week’s major reviews, with holds and copies lower than for Russo’s That Old Cape Magic in the libraries we checked (orders ranged from 9- 29 copies, with holds from 17 to 145).

Inherent Vice
Thomas Pynchon
Retail Price: $27.95
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The – (2009-08-04)
ISBN / EAN: 1594202249 / 9781594202247

Also available from Penguin Audiobooks

  • CD: $39.95; ISBN 9780143144762

And finally, Winds of Dune appears at #15. Libraries we checked are in good shape, with few reserves on modest orders.

The Winds of Dune
Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
Retail Price: $27.99
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Tor Books – (2009-08-04)
ISBN / EAN: 0765322722 / 9780765322722

Also on Macmillan Audio

  • CD: $59.99; ISBN  9781427207630

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