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"Razorblade Tears" by S.A. Cosby; Flatiron Books (336 pages, $26.99) ——— Because of my work, I usually read two or three books at a time, switching around after a few chapters and taking several days or more to finish a book. Once in a while, though, a book grabs me by the shirt, gets up in my face and says, “Let’s ride.” "Razorblade Tears" is one of those, and what a ride it is. I sat down in ...

"Power Play: Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Bet of the Century" by Tim Higgins; Doubleday (400 pages, $30) ——— Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook and Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk are talking on the phone. The 2016 unveiling of the make-it-or-break-it Model 3 is coming soon, but Tesla is in serious financial trouble. Cook has an idea: Apple buys Tesla. Musk is interested, but one condition: "I'm ...

FICTION: Fierce and funny stories about the lives, loves and private hauntings of Cambodian Americans. "Afterparties" by Anthony Veasna So; Ecco (272 pages, $27.99) ——— Anthony Veasna So's collection, "Afterparties," is extraordinary, both for its underexplored subject matter and for the fierce and funny voice detailing the lives of Cambodian Americans in California, from Stockton to Silicon ...

Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, July 24, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2021 NPD Group. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2021, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Black Ice: A Thriller" by Brad Thor (Atria) Last week: — 2. "The ...

Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, July 24, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2021 NPD Group. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2021, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Black Ice. Brad Thor. Atria 2. The Cellist. Daniel Silva. Harper 3. ...

There are so many things Mena Suvari never wanted you to know. And there were ghosts of her past all over this town, willing to keep her secrets. Like the woman she ran into once at Whole Foods — a woman with whom she'd had a threesome. “I was mortified, because I was famous then, and she knew me when I wasn’t,” recalls Suvari, one of the most popular young actresses around the turn of the ...

FICTION: This thriller hinges on the allure of fast riches and the perils of misplaced ambition. "Godspeed" by Nickolas Butler; Putnam (352 pages, $27) ——— It's not hard to understand. Three buddies struggling to keep their Wyoming construction business afloat get a call from a California lawyer who wants them to finish building her mansion, and they think: This could be "the house that would ...

“Secrets of the Force: Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Wars” by Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman; St. Martin's Press (576 pages, $29.99) ——— The Force was not with him. The studio didn’t understand his script. The crew thought he was an idiot. Even his friends thought he was making a mistake. But George Lucas made “Star Wars” anyway. And it made him and remade Hollywood. ...

NONFICTION: Revealing the truth about just who fought California's wildfires. "Breathing Fire" by Jaime Lowe; Farrar, Straus & Giroux (320 pages, $27) ——— In February 2016, Shawna Lynn Jones was 45 days shy of completing her three-year sentence in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) system. Along with other incarcerated women, she was part of a ground crew ...

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In the past, owner Shea Leech has worked for Stein's, upholstered furniture and even owned her own bed-and-breakfast; she's used her eye to peer into many different outlets. Most recently, she has opened the Flower Company of Racine on Taylor Avenue.

The Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen brotherhood of man mission continues. “Renegades,” the podcast collaboration between the former president and the Boss has been repurposed and will be released as a book this fall. “Renegades: Born in the USA,” the book adaptation, will be released Oct. 26, Penguin Random House announced on Thursday. The 320-page tome will retail for $50 and include ...

Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, July 17, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2021 NPD Group. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2021, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Cellist. Daniel Silva. Harper 2. The Last Thing He Told Me. Laura ...

Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, July 17, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2021 NPD Group. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2021, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Cellist: A Novel" by Daniel Silva (Harper) Last week: — 2. "The ...

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