Last Week’s Top Reviews

The most-read reviews on publishersweekly.com last week were…

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk

The Strangeness of Beauty

To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret

A Spark of Light

From the Newsletters

Tip Sheet

Camille Acker, author of Training School for Negro Girls, picks seven essential Washington, D.C., books that aren’t about politics.

Children’s Bookshelf

More than a decade after the publication of Marcus Zusak’s bestselling novel The Book Thief, PW interviews him about his much-anticipated follow-up, Bridge of Clay.

BookLife Report

Lee Wind’s debut YA novel focuses on a little-known side of Abraham Lincoln.

Podcasts

Week Ahead

PW senior writer Andrew Albanese looks at why a bill to make the register of copyrights a presidential appointee has resurfaced in the Senate.

More to Come

The cohosts share interviews with artists and publishers recorded live at New York Comic Con.

KidsCast

Tami Charles speaks about her debut middle grade novel, Like Vanessa, a coming-of-age story set in 1983, when Vanessa Williams was crowned the first black Miss America.

LitCast

Gwen Carr, author of This Stops Today: Eric Garner’s Mother Seeks Justice After Losing Her Son, talks about grief, her role as an activist, and the ongoing fight for equality.

PW Insider

Emulating Walter Mosley, Ta-Nehisi Coates has picked a black-owned independent press for the French release of We Were Eight Years in Power. We talk with Paul Coates—Mosley’s publisher and Ta-Nehisi’s father—about indie publishing.