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NEW ON THE LIST AND IN PUB­LISH­ING

- Jo­ce­lyn McClurg

Book ‘War­rior’: Seems like old times for Oprah’s Book Club. Win­frey has anointed her sec­ond best seller in a lit­tle over a month as Love War­rior by Glen­non Doyle Mel­ton lands at No. 3 on USA TO­DAY’s Best-Sell­ing Books list. Mel­ton’s me­moir re­ceived Oprah’s bless­ing on Sept. 6, the day it was pub­lished. On Aug. 2, Win­frey an­nounced that The Un­der­ground Rail­road, Col­son White­head’s novel about an es­caped slave, was her new club pick. The book made its de­but at No. 10 the fol­low­ing week; this week it’s No. 17. Win­frey’s back-to-back en­dorse­ments are a sur­prise, be­cause be­fore she picked Rail­road, the 2.0 ver­sion of her club had not had a se­lec­tion since Ruby by Cyn­thia Bond in early 2015.

Rowling on a roll: Af­ter six con­sec­u­tive weeks at No. 1 — the long­est run of any book this year — J.K. Rowling ’s Harry Pot­ter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two falls out of the top spot. An­other fre­quent queen of the list, Nora Roberts, writ­ing as J.D. Robb, re­claims the throne with Ap­pren­tice in Death. But don’t cry for Rowling. Cursed Child, the script of the hit Lon­don play, is still go­ing strong at No. 5, and Rowling has three other ti­tles — the first three e-book shorts in the “Pot­ter­more Presents” series — mak­ing their de­but in the Top 10 this week: Short Sto­ries From Hog­warts of Hero­ism, Hard­ship and Dan­ger­ous Hob­bies is No. 6; Hog­warts: An In­com­plete and Un­re­li­able Guide is No. 7; and Short Sto­ries from Hog­warts of Power, Pol­i­tics and Pesky Poltergeis­ts is No. 8.

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DE­BRA HURFORD BROWN J.K. Rowling
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Oprah Win­frey

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