People of the Book

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The New York Times review of People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks opens by noting that it’s dedicated to librarians. But not only librarians have been looking forward to the book’s publication; it’s been on Amazon’s Top 50 since the first of the year, hitting a peak of #19 on release date (at this writing, it is at #46).

Maslin’s review could generously be called “mixed” (but, who knows, most people may only see the grabber headline, “A Literal Page Turner of a Mystery”). Other newsstand reviews have been considerably more positive, with the Washington Post‘s Jonathan Yardley saying that Brooks “appears to be finding readers and admirers in growing numbers, and People of the Book no doubt will increase those numbers.”

Checking library catalogs, holds are building, so make sure your copies have made it through processing. Some of you may also want to order additional copies.

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