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Nancy Horan and James Patterson sizzle all summer; stay tuned for some cool fall books
Many of the summer's bestselling authors were on hand to autograph their books at BookExpo America this year. Two of the hottest books of the summer were by first-time novelist Nancy Horan, whose hit novel Loving Frank (Ballantine Books; August, 2007) landed on the independent booksellers bestseller list (BookSense) upon publication, and frequent high-flyer James Patterson, whose latest thriller The Quickie (Little, Brown and Company; July, 2007) is no one-night stand. The secret's been out all summer about Daniel Silva's (last seen at the National Book Festival 2006) latest thriller, The Secret Servant (Putnam; July, 2007), and Jeffery Deaver's The Sleeping Doll (Simon & Schuster; June, 2007) hasn't had a moment's rest since publication. Likewise, Pete Hamill's North River (Little, Brown and Company) has seen a steady stream of sales all summer long, while Peter Walsh's self-help bestseller It's All Too Much (Free Press; December, 2006) has been hot since last winter. And just published, we have Douglas Preston's (video recorded at BEA 2006) supernatural thriller The Wheel of Darkness (Grand Central Publishing; August, 2007), written with Lincoln Child. If you're not burned out by these sizzlers, stay tuned for some very cool books this fall, including Walter Mosley last seen at BEA reading from his new novel Blonde Faith (Little, Brown and Company; October, 2007), Tom Perrotta's The Abstinence Teacher (St. Martin's Press; October, 2007) and Paul Krugman's commentary, The Liberal Conscience (W.W. Norton; October, 2007), which start shipping to bookstores next month.

Book and Author Headlines

Elliot Tiber remembers Woodstock thirty-eight years after the event that rocked America: Elliot Tiber hawks his latest Woodstock memoir at BookExpo America 2007 thirty-eight years after the event that rocked America

Russell Simmons offers 'secrets' to happiness and success in new book called 'Do You!': Hip-hop entrepreneur and community activist Russell Simmons brings his inspiring motivational recipe for happiness and success in his new book 'Do You!' to BookExpo America 2007

Charles Simic tapped to become next U.S. Poet Laureate: Poet, literary critic, and retired University of New Hampshire Professor of English Literature Charles Simic named by Library of Congress to become next U.S. Poet Laureate, suceeding fellow New Hampshire poet Donald Hall

Lisa See sees through veil of family heritage to dark side of China's past: Bestselling author Lisa See introduces her new novel, 'Peony in Love,' to rapt audience of booksellers at BookExpo America 2007

Daniel Silva spills top secrets for writers of fast-paced spy thrillers: Mega-selling master of spy thriller novels Daniel Silva spills the beans on how to write the perfect thriller at the 2006 National Book Festival

Buy-buy, Harry Potter: The seventh and final book in the Harry Potter series brings midnight madness to bookstores across America; Jim Dale, 'the voice of Harry Potter,' hits the road

Walter Mosley offers brief glimpses of 'the devil' in him: Award-winning mystery writer Walter Mosley is interviewed by publishing veteran Nora Rawlinson on what it takes to be an author and start writing your novel this year.

Julia Glass exposes truth about fiction at National Book Festival: National Book Award winning author Julia Glass exposes deeper truths in fiction and poetry that show us who we are

Larry Flynt says sex and lies in politics 'a bit much' in 2004; now offers $1 million for more: Hustler magazine founder Larry Flynt tweaks Congressional hypocrites 'who advocate one thing and do another' with $1 million offer

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