New Books on this Week’s New York Times Bestseller Lists
Some notable new entries on this week’s bestseller lists. First up, Dwight Garner reviews Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit, Barry Estabrook’s look into the U.S. tomato industry. You’ll also find new books by Elin Hilderbrand, Karin Slaughter and Janet Evanovich, whose bounty hunter Stephanie Plum returns for her 17th novel. Ally Carter also returns with the 2nd book in the Heist Society series.
“That Perfect Florida Tomato, Cultivated For Bland Uniformity” — Dwight Garner reviews Tomatoland, Barry Estabrook’s history of the tomato in the U.S. and a scathing indictment of the factory farms that have turned the venerable vegetable into a bland, tasteless commodity.
#1 – Smokin’ Seventeen, by Janet Evanovich – A killer is after the bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, who faces further complications as she tries to choose a boyfriend.
#6 – The Devil Colony, by James Rollins – The discovery of a lost colony reveals a conspiracy from the nation’s founding; a Sigma Force novel.
#10 – Silver Girl, by Elin Hilderbrand – The wife of a Wall Street crook retreats to Nantucket, where she faces an array of relationship troubles.
#11 – Learning, by Karen Kingsbury – While Bailey Flanigan pursues her dream of being an actress in New York, Cody coaches small-town high school football.
#13 – Fallen, by Karin Slaughter – The mother of the Georgia cop Faith Mitchell is taken hostage, and the evidence unveils police corruption, bribery and murder.
#13 – The Miracle of Freedom: Seven Tipping Points That Saved The World, by Chris Stewart and Ted Stewart – A claim that the outcome of seven historical tipping points assured the freedom and democracy of today.
#3 – Uncommon Criminals, by Ally Carter – Katrina Bishop sets her sights on the infamous Cleopatra Emerald; a Heist Society book. (Ages 11 and up)
#10 – Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, by the DK staff – Profiles, movie stills and more. (Ages 7 to 17)