Big Titles; Week of 11/23

When Michael Chrichton died last year, he left two books, Pirate Latitudes, which releases next week and an unfinished thriller.

Of the titles coming out next week, those by Chrichton, Koontz, & Butcher lead in holds. Butcher has the highest holds to copies ratios.



Butcher, Jim, First Lord’s Fury
Chrichton, Michael, Pirate Latitudes

Pirate Latitudes
Michael Crichton
Retail Price: $27.99
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Harper – (2009-12-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0061929379 / 9780061929373

HarperAudio: 9780061930256; $34.99

HarperLuxe: 9780061929403; pbk; $27.99

Audio downloadable from OverDrive

Entertainment Weekly gives Pirate Latitudes a C, saying Crichton should not be remembered for this “hackneyed historical novel filled with bosomy maidens and blustery old navy dialogue.” but, “Crichton’s great talent was writing books that were virtually impossible to put down, even when they were bad. Pirate Latitudes is no exception.” Spielberg bought the film rights back in August (Jurassic Park with pirates?).


Jin, Ha, A Good Fall

A Good Fall: Stories
Ha Jin
Retail Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Pantheon – (2009-11-24)
ISBN / EAN: 0307378683 / 9780307378682

Blackstone Audio: CD 9781441711458: $29.95

Book and audio downloadable from OverDrive

This collection of stories by 1999 National Book Award winner, Ha Jin gets the lead review and 3.5 of a possible 4 stars in People‘s “Books” section this week. The stories feature people who leave China to try for a new life in the U.S. People says Jin “writes with humor about it means to be a bewildered stranger in a strange land.”

Koontz, Dean, Breathless
Roker, Al, The Morning Show Murders
Wambaugh, Joseph, Hollywood Moon



Sklenicka, Carol Raymond Carver
Bradley, James The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War
Scottoline, Lisa, Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog: The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman



Hunter, Erin, Warriors: Omen of the Stars #1: The Fourth Apprentice

Warriors: Omen of the Stars #1: The Fourth Apprentice
Erin Hunter
Retail Price: $16.99
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins – (2009-12-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0061555096 / 9780061555091

Book downloadable from OverDrive

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