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I am delighted that Authors Examiner just picked The Map of True Places as their Book of the Week Pick. With over 6 million visitors a month, this site is very influential and I’m very grateful they chose my book. You can read what they had to say about Map here.
The paperback version of “The Map of True Places” hit the Massachusetts South Shore Fiction Bestseller list.
Map is in very good company. Just check out the rest of the Top Ten list:
1. The Postmistress, Sarah Blake
2. Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese
3. The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein
4. Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen
5. Lipstick in Afghanistan, Roberta Gatley
6. The Help, Kathryn Stockett
7. The Island, Elin Hilderbrand
8. The Map of True Places, Brunonia Barry
9. The Three Weissmanns of Westport, Cathleen Schline
10. Winter Garden, Kristin Hannah
To see what other kinds books are selling well in this area, click here.
This Wednesday, October 21st, I will be talking about The Lace Reader on a Book Club Girl Blog Talk Radio broadcast. Please join me if you can. The call in number is (347) 945-6149. You can get all the details here.
The past year was challenging for most of us on so many levels.
For me, it was also the realization of a long-held dream with the publication of The Lace Reader and the subsequent book tour that lasted four months and allowed me to meet some wonderful people along the way. It’s inspiring to travel around the country and experience the intelligence and kindness of strangers. These person-to-person contacts convince me that there’s much that we can accomplish together.
Here’s to a 2009 that’s better for all of us.
The Lace Reader has been chosen by Barnes and Noble as their January “New Reads” book club pick. I will be on line every day starting on the 5th. If you’d like to join the discussion, click here.
Also, The Lace Reader has been chosen by Book Bloggers as one of the top 10 books of 2008. Below is their contemporary fiction list. To see the books in other categories, click here.
All About Lulu by Jonathan Evison
Gardens of Water by Alan Drew
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
Matrimony by Joshua Henkin
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
Songs for the Missing by Stewart O’Nan
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
Tonight and tomorrow night are my last scheduled public book signings in Massachusetts for 2008.
We had a wonderful event at the Borders in Peabody last night. It was a large crowd and almost everyone had read the book so it quickly turned into a lively book club meeting where we could discuss everything about “The Lace Reader. If you’d like to join the conversation, please stop by one of the events listed below.
10/29 SALEM, MA/Cornerstone Books/Halloween Event 7pm
10/30 GLOUCESTER, MA/Bookstore of Gloucester/Speaking & Signing 7pm