Dec 13, 2013 — Martha Woodroof looks at the process of acquiring a first novel from the point of view of publishers who both employ their own taste and then take care of the deal.
Nov 5, 2013 — In softcover fiction, Jill McCorkle's cluster of retirees faces death with humor and sorrow. In nonfiction, Lawrence Wright peeks into the world of Scientology, Simon Garfield charts a history of maps, Jonathan Cott recalls his friendship with John and Yoko, Duncan Wall spins yarns about the circus and Mark Binelli welcomes us to his Detroit.
Mar 6, 2013 — The circus is hard to categorize and easy to overlook as an art form. But author Duncan Wall decided to take a closer look at circus history — and maybe learn some clowning skills along the way — in his new book The Ordinary Acrobat.
Jan 11, 2013 — Death Comes To Pemberley, P.D. James' whodunit sequel to a Jane Austen classic, appears at No. 10.
Aug 3, 2012 — In its fourth week on the list, young magicians fall in love in Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus.
Jul 13, 2012 — The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern's tale of romance between magicians, debuts at No. 6.
Jul 5, 2012 — In fiction, Erin Morgenstern conjures star-crossed magicians, Rachel DeWoskin revisits the horrors of high school, and Dean Bakopoulos' widower pursues new love. In nonfiction, James Carroll visits the real and imagined Jerusalem.
Sep 23, 2011 — The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern's fanciful tale of a mysterious circus, debuts at No.1.
Sep 13, 2011 — A life-or-death competition between two young magicians plays out in Erin Morgenstern's debut novel. Layers of trickery and masterful sleight of hand make it hard to know what's real and what's fake. "My magic is sort of real-world magic," Morgenstern says.
Sep 12, 2011 — Two young, star-crossed magicians compete against each other in a mysterious, lifelong competition in Erin Morgenstern's sparkling debut novel.