Books Landing Next Week

In addition to the Winnie-the-Pooh sequel, several other titles will be receiving attention as they are officially published next week (although many libraries have already received most of them).

The title that is the most popular with library customers, based on holds at four large libraries, is Charlaine Harris’s collection of Sookie Stackhouse’s short stories,

A Touch of Dead (Sookie Stackhouse)
Charlaine Harris
Retail Price: $23.95
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Ace – (2009-10-06)
ISBN / EAN: 0441017835 / 9780441017836


It’s followed closely by Jonathan Kellerman’s 24th Alex Delaware mystery,

Evidence: An Alex Delaware Novel
Jonathan Kellerman
Retail Price: $28.00
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books – (2009-10-06)
ISBN / EAN: 0345495152 / 9780345495150

Random House Audio: 9780739368992; $45
Books On Tape: 9781415967416; $100
Large Type; 9780739377345; Pbk; $28
Downloadable audio from OverDrive

The third-highest in holds is Jeannette Walls’s follow-up to her long-running memoir, The Glass Castle. Entertainment Weekly reviews it in their new issue, saying it doesn’t live up to the intensity of its predecessor and giving it a B+. Prepub reviews, however, said it stands on its own.

Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel (True Life)
Jeannette Walls
Retail Price: $26.00
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Scribner – (2009-10-06)
ISBN / EAN: 1416586288 / 9781416586289

S&S Audio: Unabridged; 9780743597227; $39.99
Large Print: Center Point Large Print; 9781602855724; hardcover; $34.95

Below is the full list of big titles officially pubbing this week (unless noted, these titles have already been received by at least one library) :

10/5 Teen – Cashore, Kristin; Fire – a favorite of the EarlyWord Kid, Lisa Von Drasek

10/5 Mystery – Parker, Robert; The Professional — Spenser — hold ratios as high as 8 to 1 at one library we checked.

10/6 Childrens, Middle Grade — Westerfeld, Scott; Leviathan — Lisa V’s BEA pick

10/6 Fiction — Alexie, Sherman;  War Dances
10/6 Fiction — Byatt, A.S; Children’s Book — Indie Next Pick; on the Booker Short List (winner TBA 10/6)
10/6 Fiction — Caputo, Philip;  Crossers
10/6 Fiction — Evans, Richard Paul; The Christmas List — still on order at libraries we checked

10/6 Fiction — Harris, Charlaine; A Touch of Dead — Sookie Stackhouse Complete Stories

10/6 Fiction — Salvatore, R.A.; The Ghost King
10/6 Fiction — Walls, Jeanette; Half-Broke HorsesIndie Next Top Pick for October
10/6 Mystery — Kellerman, Jonathan; Evidence — Alex Delaware, #24

10/6 Memoir — Chabon, Michael; Manhood for Amateurs — BEA Librarians Pick; Indie Next Pick
10/6 Nonfiction — Vaz, Mark Cotta; New Moon: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion — still on order

10/8 Fiction–  Grass, Gunter; The Tin Drum — new translation

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