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TJ Newman's Falling Is Already at the Top of the Book Charts

TJ Newman's Falling is topping the national book charts.
TJ Newman's Falling is topping the national book charts. Changing Hands Bookstore
click to enlarge TJ Newman's Falling is topping the national book charts. - CHANGING HANDS BOOKSTORE
TJ Newman's Falling is topping the national book charts.
Changing Hands Bookstore

It made international news when Phoenix author TJ Newman's debut novel, Falling, was bought as part of a seven-figure, two-book publishing deal with Avid Reader Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

Falling was released on July 6, and in its first week, it's already making waves in the publishing world.

The novel is currently sitting at No. 2 on this week's New York Times Bestseller list for Hardcover Fiction and No. 3 for Combined Print and E-Book Fiction. It's also No. 1 on Apple Books and No. 2 on USA Today's Best-Selling Books List in its first week on shelves.

Newman, a Mesa native and former flight attendant, wrote Falling during cross-country overnight flights. The thriller tells the story of a pilot forced to choose between crashing the plane he's flying or the life of his family. She's currently on a publicity tour that kicked off last week at Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix, where she used to work as a bookseller.

Falling has been named one of the summer's hottest books by Good Morning America, The View, People Magazine, USA Today, Vanity Fair, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Town & Country, Newsweek, Goodreads, Amazon's Best Books of the Month, and Apple Books.



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Jennifer Goldberg is the culture editor and Best of Phoenix editor for Phoenix New Times.