Last Week’s Top Reviews

The most-read reviews on publishersweekly.com were…

What if It’s Us?

Nine Perfect Strangers

The Laws of Human Nature

Breakfast with Einstein: The Exotic Physics of Everyday Objects

The Reckoning

From the Newsletters

Tip Sheet

Eve L. Ewing, author of Ghosts in the Schoolyard, picks six essential Chicago books.

Children’s Bookshelf

Brooklyn-based indie children’s publisher Enchanted Lion Books celebrates its 15th birthday this year.

BookLife Report

Book designer Joel Friedlander schools indie authors on how to create sharable content.

Global Rights Report

Moira Donegan, creator of the “Shitty Media Men” list, sold a primer on dealing with sexual harassment to Scribner; she was represented by Monika Woods at Curtis Brown. The book is described as “the perfect introduction to the political and moral challenges of the #MeToo movement.”

Podcasts

Week Ahead

PW senior writer Andrew Albanese breaks down the latest developments in Barnes Noble’s bitter legal battle with former CEO Demos Parneros, including a bombshell claim that Parneros sabotaged a potential sale of the company this past summer.

Blogs

ShelfTalker

A bookstore owner draws a connection between trick-or-treating and the migrant caravan.

PW Insider

With the legal dispute between Barnes Noble and its former CEO heating up, we talk to PW editorial director Jim Milliot about the latest developments in this ongoing saga.