Thursday, March 12, 2009

Lehane Est Le #12!

THE GIVEN DAY hits number 12 on L'Express bestseller list in France this week!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Vote For Lehane!

The American Booksellers Association has just announced the finalists for their inaugural Indies Choice Awards (the hipper incarnation of the old Book Sense Awards). Throwing out the stodgy old categories like Adult Fiction and Children's Literature, they've revamped the awards to include fun new ones like Best Conversation Starter and Most Engaging Author.

THE GIVEN DAY by Dennis Lehane is a finalist in the Best Indie Buzz Book category, so, if you're a bookseller, click here to cast your vote by March 31st!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Looking At Laura Whitcomb's Book

The literature-loving website Look At That Book recently interviewed Laura Whitcomb about her novel THE FETCH.

They also reviewed the book, calling it "beautiful and poetic" and "thought-provoking."

Box's Novel Packs a Punch

The Providence Journal had some very complimentary things to say about C.J. Box's latest:

There are no evil regimes or terrorists in C.J. Box's Three Weeks to Say Goodbye (Minotaur, 352 pages, $24.95). But it still packs the kind of punch few thrillers, or novels of any kind, ever do, thanks to its gut-wrenching premise.

Jack and Melissa McGuane have been living their dream of a happy family for nine months when they learn custody of their adopted daughter is in jeopardy because the baby's wayward teenage biological father never signed off his parental rights. The McGuanes' nightmarish struggle to keep their baby runs them afoul of her grandfather, a despicably menacing Denver judge. The result is an escalating series of violent events, as things spiral irrevocably out of control.

The great thing about the emotionally shattering Three Weeks to Say Goodbye is that Jack and Melissa, and everyone else, for that matter, are ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances. This is a book that poses the question How far would you go?, and answers it masterfully with sensitivity and aplomb.