Will the Real Jane Austen Please Stand Up?

Do reviews sell books? Not as often as publishers would like, but this week’s NYT BR cover review of The Three Weissmanns of Westport, by Cathleen Schine moved the the book to #9 on Amazon’s sales rankings.

The NYT BR calls it “sparkling, crisp, clever, deft, hilarious and deeply affectiing,” and says that, in the crowded field of Jane Austen wannabes, “Schine’s homage has it all: stinging social satire, mordant wit, delicate charm, lilting language and cosseting materialistic detail.”

Several libraries are showing heavy holds; 103 on 11 copies in one large system.

UPDATE:  It’s the little book that could — USA Today and People have reviews scheduled and NPR’s Fresh Air is considering an interview.

The Three Weissmanns of Westport
Cathleen Schine
Retail Price: $25.00
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux – (2010-02-02)
ISBN / EAN: 0374299048 / 9780374299040

Unabridged Audio from Blackstone:

8 CD; 1-4417-2515-8; $90.00
Tape; 1-4417-2514-1; $65.95
MP3CD; 1-4417-2518-9; $29.95

Audio downloadable from OverDrive

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