Sunday, August 21, 2011
What's Selling This Week at Boswell? It's Not Every Week That You Can See My Favorites Represented So Aggressively...
1. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
7. A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan
9. Montana 1948, by Larry Watson
3. Amazing Grace, by Kathleen Norris
4. The Trial of the Haymarket Anarchists, by Timothy Messer Kruse
Another book club success has been Kathleen Norris's Amazing Grace. Our Penguin rep wondered what was going on. It's just one large group, and they are physical book buyers who are mostly choosing the bookstore. Go figure! Oh, and thank you.
Yes, the blockbuster twins (Grossman and Duncan) have become a trio with the release of Ready Player One. Or rather, the trio's third tentpole switches out--this is our first week without George R.R. Martin in our top five. Our pop on Alice LaPlante is at least partly of national origin--the book is #27 on the New York Times print hardcover bestseller list. Congrats!
4. 1493, by Charles C. Mann
5. It's All About the Dress: What I Learned in Forty Years about Men, Women, Sex, and Fashion, by Vicki Tiel
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