Peter Biskind‘s forthcoming STAR: How Warren Beatty Seduced America draws headlines for its estimate that the movie star slept with almost 13,000 women over the years. Attorney Bert Fields denies the accusations, along with a contention in the NY Post that the book was authorized by Beatty.
Meanwhile, Elizabeth Gilbert‘s COMMITTED, which publishes tomorrow, is covered widely, including a Q&A with author Ann Patchett in the WSJ.
In a preview piece, the NYT also tipped the awaited second novel from Elizabeth Kostova, THE SWAN THIEVES, along with Anne Tyler‘s NOAH’S COMPASS and Meg Whitman’s THE POWER OF MANY. Joshua Ferris‘s second novel THE UNNAMED also lands this month, making a list at The Beast. Their other highlights include Jonathan Dee‘s novel PRIVILEGES; William Boyd‘s ORDINARY THUNDERSTORMS; and Alex Lemon‘s BEA Buzz memoir HAPPY. Other newsmaking new releases include Tracy Chevalier‘s REMARKABLE CREATURES.