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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) is back at #1 on The New York Times bestseller list!  This marks the thriller’s 22nd week on the list, with 17 in the top spot.  The Girl on the Train continues to sweep the nation, with over two million copies sold and counting.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton’s 24th Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novel, Dead Ice (Berkley), debuts at #5 on The New York Times combined print & eBbook list, #3 on the eBook fiction list, and #7 on the hardcover fiction list.  It also debuted at #7 on the USA Today bestseller list. Publicity for Dead Ice included author interviews in the June Goodreads newsletter and on the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog, and a piece written by Hamilton for The Amazon Book Review about the evolution of her popular series.  Hamilton launched the release with a week-long tour to Atlanta, New York City, Houston, Dayton and Lexington, drawing more than 200 readers at each event.
The Avery publicity and marketing team is pleased to announce that Michael Blanding’s  new book The Map Thief was named one of MassBook Awards’ “Must Read Nonfiction Books” of 2015.

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Tarcher’s If You Feel Too Much by Jamie Tworkowski (founder of the nonprofit To Write Love on Her Arms) hits #6 on  The New York Times advice, how-to and miscellaneous bestseller list.  Tarcher launched the book months ago on social media (To Write Love on Her Arms has more than 2 million followers across social media platforms), had galley giveaways, created a special promotional t-shirt and worked with Alternative Press and their extensive social media following to promote the book. Many influential people helped talk up the title and blurb it, including Donald Miller, Bob Groff, NBA All-Star Kyle Krover and hip-hop artists Propaganda, among many others. If You Feel Too Much has also received great national coverage, including features on MySpace, Paste, Relevant, and On Faith. Tworkowski is currently in the midst of a 12-city tour, where he has been drawing crowds in the hundreds.
With a massive national media line-up culminating in an amazing interview on The View last week, The 22-Day Revolution by Marco Borges (Celebra) debuts at #3 on The New York Times advice, how-to and miscellaneous bestseller list  this week. The 22-Day Revolution shares the exclusive plan behind Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s “22 Day Challenge,” a commitment to plant-based eating and healthy living that captured the attention of fans and media outlets around the world. With features in The New York Times Sunday Styles section, Marie Claire, and the Miami Herald, and events through June,The 22-Day Revolution is working to change lives one day at a time, most recently the USA Today writer who lost 16 pounds on the plan. The Revolution has begun!
Garrison Keillor’s The Keillor Reader (Penguin) has been selected as one of the seven semi-finalists for the 2015 Thurber Prize for American Humor, the only recognition for the art of humor writing in the United States.  The judges for the prize include Sloane Crosley, author of  I Was Told There's Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number, both published by Riverhead. The three finalists will be determined in August and the winner announced in September.  
Avery’s The Map Thief by Michael Blanding has been selected as the 2015 New England Society Book Award winner in the Nonfiction – History & Biography category. He will be honored at the New England Society Book Awards Luncheon on June 3  in Manhattan.

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Chautauqua Institution has announced Redeployment by Phil Klay (Penguin Press/Penguin) as the 2015 winner of The Chautauqua Prize, which “celebrates a book of fiction or literary/narrative nonfiction that provides a richly rewarding reading experience and honors the author for a significant contribution to the literary arts.” Klay receives $7,500 and all travel and expenses for a one-week summer residency at Chautauqua, the not-for-profit educational and cultural center in southwestern New York state.
The 2015 Anthony Awards shortlist  was announced this week and includes two Penguin titles. Tana French’s The Secret Place is a finalist in the Best Novel category and Alex Marwood’s The Killer Next Door is a finalist in the Best Paperback Original category. Congratulations to Tana, Alex and everyone on the teams involved with these books’ success stories. The Anthony Award winners will be chosen by the voting members during the Bouchercon convention, which will be held October 8 -11 in Raleigh, NC. The final Awards will be presented at the Anthony Award ceremony near the end of the convention. The Viking hardcover edition of The Secret Place was a New York Times bestseller in 2014. The Penguin paperback edition  will be released August 4.  The Killer Next Door was published by Penguin last October.
The  2015 James Beard Foundation’s Book, Broadcast and Journalism Awards winners were announced last Friday (4/24) evening and award-winning chef/author Dan Barber won a 2015 James Beard Foundation Book Award in the Writing and Literature category for The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food.  Penguin Press published this title in hardcover in 2014 and Penguin Books published the paperback edition early last month. In his book, Barber discusses how, traditionally, Americans have dined on the “first plate,” a classic meal centered on meat with few vegetables. Thanks to the farm-to-table movement, many people have begun eating from the “second plate,” the new ideal of organic, grass-fed meats and local vegetables.  But neither model, Barber shows, supports the long-term productivity of the land. Indeed the inefficiency of these systems exacts a high cost on the land, and in the case of the “second plate,” on the price and accessibility of food.   Instead, Barber calls for a “third plate,” a new way of eating rooted in cooking with and celebrating the whole farm—an integrated system of vegetable, grain, and livestock production. Drawing on personal insight as well as the wisdom and experience of chefs and farmers from around the world, Barber proposes a new definition for ethical and delicious eating that inspires us to look at food and the land on which it grows in an entirely new way.