New York Times best sellers from 6/12. The titles link to books in the PBCLS catalog. Check ’em out!
1 BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland. (DC Comics) This critically acclaimed story from 1988 offers a possible origin for the Joker.
2 CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT?, by Roz Chast. (Bloomsbury) In this memoir, the cartoonist examines her parents from their early days as mother and father to their later years facing old age and poor health.
3 THE COMPLETE EIGHTBALL 1-18, by Daniel Clowes. (Fantagraphics Books) This collection features some of the author’s most popular stories, including “Ghost World” and “Art School Confidential,” and other material originally printed from 1989 to 1997.
4 THE SCULPTOR, by Scott McCloud. (First Second) A young artist in a creative and financial rut makes a pact with Death where he is granted incredible powers, but has only 200 days to use them before he dies.
5 NATHAN HALE’S HAZARDOUS TALES: THE UNDERGROUND ABDUCTOR, by Nathan Hale. (Abrams) Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery is the latest subject to be covered in this nonfiction series. Other Nathan Hale books.
6 BATGIRL, VOL. 1, by Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr. (DC Comics) Barbara Gordon moves to Burnside, but Gotham’s hippest neighborhood has problems of its own: like twin sister assassins, blackmailers and a Batgirl impostor. Other Batgirl books.
7 SECONDS, by Bryan Lee O’Malley. (Ballantine) A restaurant chef discovers how to go back and “fix” previous events in her life, but each change brings unintended, and potentially dangerous, consequences.
8 THE THRILLING ADVENTURES OF LOVELACE AND BABBAGE, by Sydney Padua. (Pantheon) This alternate history tale imagines a world where the mathematicians Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace are able to build a mechanical, steam–powered computer in the 1840s.
9 HERE, by Richard McGuire. (Pantheon) This book imagines what might have happened, or will happen, in the physical space of a living room from the dawn of time to the distant future.
10 BONE, NO. 1 (TRIBUTE EDITION), by Jeff Smith. (Scholastic) The great Bone saga begins in this new edition — with bonus material — as Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone meet new friends, and some scary monsters, outside of Boneville. The Bone series.