Starbucks Holiday Pick an Inspirational Fable

The current issue of USA Today features the new Starbucks pick, The Traveler. 

The book is a fable, but the story of the its road to publication is an inspirational tale for wannabe authors everywhere– a guy gets an idea, turns it into a book, asks his brother to illustrate it, sells it to a prestigious house, Starbucks picks it to feature in over 7,000 of their shops for the holidays.

What USA Today doesn’t point out is that the 26-year-old first-time author is hardly an outsider; he’s a former assistant to Gore Vidal.

The book is on sale now; it will be in Starbucks beginning Friday. Libraries have modest quantities on order, with few reserves.

The Traveler

Daren Simkin and Daniel Simkin (illustrations)

  • Hardcover: $12.95; 48 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 25, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0374116393
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374116392

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