Several books debut this week, beginning with Laurell K. Hamilton's Cerulean Sins (Berkley) on 5 lists, ranking as high as #2 on 2 of them.
Michael Chabon's paperback anthology McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales
debuts on 2 lists, ranking #3 in San Francisco.
Greg Bear's Darwin's Children (Del Rey), Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel's Avatar (Tor), and Jasper Fforde's Lost in a Good Book (Viking) place among runners-up on the New York Times hardcover fiction list; Fforde's novel also ranks #9 in San Francisco. Brian Jacques's The Angel's Command (Philomel) debuts on 2 children's lists.
Most unusual debut this week: nonfiction anthology Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy: Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale edited by James B. South (Open Court) ranks #9 on Washington Post's paperback nonfiction list.
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