Costco’s book buyer, Pennie Clark Ianniciello’s monthly “Buyers Pick” often brings new attention to titles rereleased in trade paperback, such as The Art Forger, The Orchardist and Beautiful Ruins, resulting in each book rising or making its debut on best seller lists.
This month, she changes things up by picking a trade paperback original, released over a year ago, Outside the Lines by Amy Hatvany, (S&S/Washington Sq. Press; Feb, 2012), Ianniciello writes that Hatvany “pulls readers in to the family situations she creates.” This, her fourth novel, is about a daughter who tries to reconnect with her mentally ill father who has disappeared. In the accompanying interview, Harvany says the idea originated in a dream, in which she found her late father’s “emaciated body unter a tarp on Seattle’s Aliki Beach.”
Libraries that own the book are showing holds on modest orders.