Best Selling First Novels Are The Bald Eagles of the Book World

RARE BIRDS Some people watch the stock market, weather, bird world or baseball statistics. I watch the bestsellers carefully. And one thing I noticed in 2021: Of the 15 first novels to make it to the hardcover fiction list, only five were by non-celebrity authors not commissioned by Oprah Winfrey. Reese Witherspoon, Jenna Bush or …