CLEOPATRA Gets the Cover; NYTBR, 11/14

Stacy Schiff’s bio of Cleopatra has already received a boatload of reviews and is now featured on the cover of the NYT BR for 11/14. Liz Phair reviews Keith Richards’ memoir and the NYT BR selection of The Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2010 are announced.

Best Sellers

Room by Emma Donoghue pops back onto the main Hardcover Fiction list, at #15. after moving to the extended list last week. Its peak position was #9 on Oct. 10th.

Two books with single-word titles arrive at #1 and #2 on the Nonfiction Hardcover list resulting in strange bedfellows. Keith Richards is at #1 for Life, followed by Glenn Beck at #2 for Broke.

The Last Boy continues in the top five after three weeks. More publicity is coming. Author Jane Leavy is scheduled for NPR’s Talk of the Nation on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving (when lots of people will be in their cars, listening to the radio).

Finishing the Hat, Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics annotated with personal anecdotes has been getting press attention and arrives at #11.

Tyler Perry’s movie, For Colored Girls opens today. The script of the play has been selling in anticipation; it arrives at #9 in Paperback Trade Fiction list.

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