The best books in print for the holiday season are here, and they’re available at more than 2,600 booksellers worldwide, including some of the biggest names in publishing.
Here’s a look at some of their bestsellers:*The Best American Ebook of the Year*The bestselling book in the United States for the second straight year is The Last Book: How to Build a New Life by David F. Wilson, with more than 10 million copies sold.
Wilson, a former journalist turned author, describes his story of finding a path to self-sufficiency in a country that had no national library.
His memoir is about overcoming adversity and a lifelong quest for truth.*The best American book of the year in 2018 is The New England Bookshop: The American Booksellers Association Annual Book Awards 2018 by Paul Haggis and Mark Siegel.
The winners of the five annual awards will be announced Nov. 29 at the Boston Book Festival.
The awards are sponsored by the Association.
The Best Foreign Language Book of the Day*The top American book for the fourth year in a row is A Beautiful World by Mark S. Johnson, with its third straight winner.
The book’s cover is a stunning mural of a man in a flowing blue robe in an exotic locale.
Johnson’s prose is witty and poetic, with an emphasis on human relationships.
The author’s wife, Elizabeth, who died in 2016, wrote about her husband in his first book, The Life He Created.
The top foreign language book of 2017 is The Life of the Land by Peter P. Orenstein.
The New Yorker said of Oren, “He is a visionary and a force for good.”
He has written a number of novels, including The War of the Worlds, The Road, and The Big Sleep.
Orenstein’s best-selling book is about the Russian Revolution, a decade after the Bolshevik Revolution.
The novel was the subject of the 2016 film version of A Beautiful Day.
The sequel, The Warlords, is set in the future.
Overnight Entertainment, the publishing arm of HBO, is publishing The Warlord, which tells the story of a war between the United Kingdom and the Ottoman Empire.
It was the second book in a trilogy, The Siege of Vienna, The Conquest of Vienna and The Battle of Vienna.
The next book in that series, The Emperor’s New Clothes, is due out next year.*Pete Seeger’s A Beautiful Winter: The Art of Painting by Pete Seeger, illustrated by Frank Gehry, is the bestselling book of 2018.
It has sold more than 4 million copies.
The illustrator has written more than 50 books and many other artworks, including the cover of his new book, An American Girl.
The title comes from a quote from a poem by the artist: “We’re going to do this to ourselves / We’re going down the same road / We just need to be more careful.”*The American Bookseller’s Association is sponsoring the National Book Award for Best American Book of 2018 at the New York Book Festival Nov. 21.
It will be presented in conjunction with the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.