What’s the Buzz?
Diana Gabaldon has the #1 book in the country with Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone, her ninth Outlander novel and the first to publish since the TV adaptation debuted on Starz in 2014. Ongoing sales of the series, which began with 1991’s Outlander, prove that the epic love story between 20th-century Englishwoman Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser and 18th-century Scotsman James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser is no mere Highland fling.
Isn’t It Cytonic?
SFF heavy hitter Brandon Sanderson continues his Skyward YA science fiction series with Cytonic, #3 on our children’s fiction list. Four books are expected; our starred review called Skyward, the first installment, “action packed,” praising the author’s “resourceful, fearless heroine.”
The Wheel of Time, Prime Video’s adaptation of Robert Jordan’s megaselling and longrunning epic fantasy series, premiered November 19. The tie-in edition of the series opener, The Eye of the World, pubbed September 28 and debuts on our mass market list at #12. The trade paperback tie-in pubbed a week later and also enjoyed its best sales to date this week, selling more than 4,000 print copies.
NEW & NOTABLE
THE REAL ANTHONY FAUCI
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
#1 Hardcover Nonfiction, #3 overall
Skyhorse has already gone back for a second printing of this book, which went out of stock in its first week on sale. Print unit sales total 139K to date.
THESE PRECIOUS DAYS
#14 Hardcover Nonfiction
“The elegance of Patchett’s prose is seductive and inviting,” our starred review said of this essay collection. “With Patchett as a guide, readers will really get to grips with the power of struggles, failures, and triumphs alike.”
A version of this article appeared in the 12/06/2021 issue of Publishers Weekly under the headline: Behind the Bestsellers Nov. 21–27, 2021