Commencement, the debut novel by J. Courtney Sullivan is being compared to Mary McCarthy’s classic The Group, in some cases favorably (Janet Maslin, NYT and Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly) and in other cases, not so favorably (Maria Russo, NYTBR and Marisa Meltzer, The Book Beast).

But the naysayers are not putting off library customers. Reserves are growing in all the libraries we checked, averaging ten to one. The book reached a high of #26 on Amazon last week and is now at #67, making it a likely candidate for the upcoming best seller lists.

J. Courtney Sullivan
Retail Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf – (2009-06-16)
ISBN / EAN: 0307270742 / 9780307270740

Also available as downloadable eBook from OverDrive.

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