The Sacramento Bee launched its Bee Book Club in 1997. Since that date we’ve brought renown and best-selling authors to this community including Frank McCourt, Isabel Allende, Alice Hoffman, Michael Chabon, Harlan Coben, Lee Child, Janet Evanovich, Amy Tan, John Lescroart and many more.
In the world of British fantasy writer J.K. Rowling, anything is possible – including her net worth of $1 billion from the 450 million-plus copies of her seven-title “Harry Potter” series (not including “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” a play based on a Rowling story, to be staged in July).
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, April 24, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2016, The Nielsen Co.
"Captain America: Civil War," premiering May 6, pits Iron Man against Captain America, two characters that the movies have established as having both philosophical and personal differences. But surely, you say, that wasn't true in the comics, where squared-jawed heroes are always best buds!
Ah, spring: not quite humid enough to be summer yet pleasant enough to send us out to the pool with a cold beverage in one hand and a book in the other. And this month there are more than a few potential good reads looming. Get an early start on your summer reading by grabbing a few of the books that everyone will be talking about in May.
Mystery author Sue Grafton spoke to the Sacramento Bee Book Club on March 17, 2016 at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria. She shared details about the two final installments of her popular “Alphabet Mysteries.” She started the series, starring P.I. Kinsey Millhone, in 1982 with “A Is For Alibi.”
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Sue Grafton on completing her 'Alphabet Series': 'I look forward to the freedom'
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Vanessa Diffenbaugh takes flight with Sacramento fans