Bohner and Gronsky’s “A Short Season” returns as the Sunbury Press bestseller for May

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for May. A Short Season, recounting the life of Josiah Viera, a baseball-loving youth battling progeria, climbed back to the top spot. Recently released The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment by Mark Pendergrast took the 2nd spot. The biography of Eddie Plank, Gettysburg Eddie, was 3rd. Lawrence Knorr (and Bang) also took the 24th spot with The BANG Story. Doug Beed’s Vietnam memoir Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam was 4th. Michael Hawley nabbed 5th place with his exceptional investigation of Jack the Ripper: Jack the Ripper Suspect Dr. Francis Tumblety.  Joe Regenbogen’s The Boys from Brookdale, about a group of WW2 veterans at the same nursing home, was #6. Cheryl Brooks’ Chicken Bone Beach grabbed 7th.  Sheldon Munn moved up to 8th place with his Freemasons at Gettysburg. Former Congressman Jason Altmire fell to 9th with his political book Dead Center, seeking to end the partisan divide in US politics. Mike Campbell’s mainstay Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last rounded out the top ten. John L. Moore took ten of the fifteen lower positions with his Frontier Pennsylvania series and Revolutionary Pennsylvania series books.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for May 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 2 A Short Season Jake Gronsky & David Bohner Sports Memoir
2 6 The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment Mark Pendergrast Legal History
3 4 Gettysburg Eddie Lawrence Knorr Baseball
4 13 Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam Doug Beed Military Memoir
5 12 Jack the Ripper Suspect Dr. Francis Tumblety Michael Hawley True Crime
6 5 The Boys from Brookdale Joe Regenbogen Biography
7 15 Chicken Bone Beach Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks History
8 11 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
9 1 Dead Center Jason Altmire Politics
10 10 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
11 7 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Military Memoir
12 8 Fifty Years in a Fox Hole Charles Kniffen Military Memoir
13 Scorched Earth: General Sullivan and the Senecas John L. Moore History
14 24 Tories, Terror, and Tea John L. Moore History
15 20 Dreams of My Comrades: The Story of MM1C Murray Jacobs Scott Zuckerman Military Memoir
16 21 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L. Moore History
17 18 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L. Moore History
18 19 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L. Moore History
19 22 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peacepipes John L. Moore History
20 23 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L. Moore History
21 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps John L. Moore History
22 Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks John L. Moore History
23 Warriors, Wampum, and Wolves John L. Moore History
24 The BANG Story Lawrence Knorr & BANG Music History
25 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History

A Short Season was helped by broad interest across the country. Pendergrast’s book was boosted by ongoing interest. Knorr’s baseball books were helped by seasonal interest and recent promotions by the band. The rest were helped by online search, local bookstore sales, and author activities.