Getting Ready for Today’s GalleyChat

In prep for our upcoming GalleyChat today at 4, ET, here are a few titles that have been high on the radar:

Heading Out to Wonderful, Robert Goolrick, Workman/Algonquin Books, ISBN: 9781565129238, June 12  – Available on NetGalley

One of my earliest “crystal ball” posts on EarlyWord began, “In these uncertain times, there is one thing I can say with confidence. However many copies you’ve ordered of A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick, it’s not enough.”

I breathed a sigh of relieve when that proved to be true. In hardcover it hit the IndieBound best seller list, rising as high as #4, and the extended NYT list. The trade paperback, had an amazing ride, beginning at #2 on the NYT list in January of 2010, moving to the extended list in the fall. GalleyChatters say this one is “even better.” I look forward to moderating the “Book Trip” panel featuring Goolrick at BEA in June.

Into the Darkest Corner, Elizabeth Haynes, Harper, ISBN: 9780062197252, June 5 – Digital RC on Edelweiss.

GalleyChatters describe this debut as,

  • “Dark, dark psychological suspense must read”
  • “Really really tense; don’t read alone!”
  • “very unnerving hard to put down”

 

Several sequels to big debuts are also eagerly awaited:

     

Shadow of the Night, Deborah Harkness, Penguin/Viking, ISBN 9780670022410, July 10; Sequel to A Discovery of Witches.

There are a limited number of galleys; a lucky few got them at PLA.

Talulla Rising, Glen Duncan, RH/Knopf, ISBN 9780307595096, June 26; Sequel to The Last Werewolf.

Galleys have been sent out. Digital RC’s on Edelweiss.

The Twelve, Justin Cronin, RH/Ballantine, ISBN 9780345504982, Oct 18; Sequel to The Passage.

When the first book in this trilogy came out last year, I accused Random House Library Marketing of trying to paper the earth the galleys. Seems it did the trick. For this sequel, there will be a limited number of galleys (they will have them at ALA) and RH is not currently planning to make it available as an e-galley.

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