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Contemporary best-sellers this week
As predicted, Billy Collins’s Horoscopes for the Dead (in paperback) tops this week’s contemporary best-seller list. Master of irony and the everyday, Collins’s ninth collection delivers his familiar spin on contemporary American life but this time with a turn toward elegy. Notably new to the list this week is Jonathan Galassi’s Left-handed at #3, and David St. John’s The Auroras at #8. At the top of the anthology list, Caroline Kennedy and Rita Dove flip-flop for the #1 and #2 spots, respectively. And finally, we have two anthologies debuting on the list this week: The Word Exchange: Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation, edited by Delanty, and The Poetry of Kabbalah: Mystical Verse from the Jewish Tradition, edited by Peter Cole.