On the Comeback Trail
Ex-presidential candidate Gary Hart was recently in Moscow researching his next book, The Second Russian Revolution, due in the spring of 1991 from Harper & Row. The New York Times notes that Hart is ”taken seriously” by the Soviets, who see him as a sort of elder statesman. His editor, Michael Bessie (who published Gorbachev’s Perestroika in 1987), says that Hart has seen ”everyone from the top down” in Moscow. Does that mean Gorbachev? ”I don’t think he’s seen Gorbachev yet, but I believe he will.”
Penguin has paid $506,000 — a hefty sum in the book business these days — for the paperback rights to Liar’s Poker, Michael Lewis’ best-seller about Salomon Brothers.
Movers in Shaker
Under Cover Books in Shaker Heights, Ohio, reports strong sales for such titles as Kindergarten, by Peter Rushforth; The Mezzanine, by Nicholson Baker; Coming of Age in the Milky Way, by Timothy Ferris; The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro; and Queen’s Gambit, by Walter Tevis.