The BIG Title of THE Big Fall

The biggest title of the upcoming big season is almost upon us; Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol arrives on 9/15. It’s in the lead in number of holds at libraries as well as number of copies ordered. Orders in large libraries range from 80 to 725 copies, while holds range from 500 to 1,250. Holds are also strong on the audio and the large type editions.

The book that may catch some libraries by surprise is Lorrie Moore’s A Gate at the Stairs, which shows holds at over 7 per copy in several libraries.

Moore is featured in New York Magazine’s Fall Preview issue as are Jonathan Lethem (Chronic City), Stephen King (Under the Dome; holds on it are not crazy yet, but it’s not due until November), Barbara Ehrenreich (Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America), and a month-by-month listing of The Season in Books.

A Gate at the Stairs
Lorrie Moore
Retail Price: $25.95
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf – (2009-09-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0375409289 / 9780375409288

Also available in audio from BBC Audio:

  • Narrator: Mia Barron
  • 10 CD Audiobook 12 Hrs
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7927-6838-8; Sept; $94.95

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