ZOO STORY Is People Pick

Earlier this week, Salon‘s Laura Miller made us want to read Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives by journalist Thomas French. People echoes Miller’s enthusiasm, giving the book 4 of a possible 4 stars and making it a People Pick in the new issue (July 26). Miller found the story fascinating but the writing a bit pedestrian. People has no such trouble, saying it is,

Told with breathtaking novelistic punch…from Herman the chimp, who’s hopelessly in love with blondes, to the ambitious zoo CEO whose dreams of expansion lead to his undoing, the book uncages a story about conservation, freedom and the line between heeding and exploiting the call of the wild.

Holds in several libraries are growing, on light ordering.

Who could resist that cover?

Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives
Thomas French
Retail Price: $24.99
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Hyperion – (2010-07-06)
ISBN / EAN: 1401323464 / 9781401323462

Tantor Audio; Read by John Allen Nelson; UNABR; On Sale Date: 07/31/2010

Trade 9781400118830 9 Audio CDs $34.99
Library 9781400148837 9 Audio CDs $83.99
MP3 9781400168835 1 MP3-CD $24.99

2 Responses to “ZOO STORY Is People Pick”

  1. ZOO STORY Coming to Colbert | EarlyWord: The Publisher | Librarian Connection Says:

    […] heat wave in NYC (in 1896), and Colbert talks to Thomas French about Zoo Story, which has received admiring attention in several places, including Salon and People magazine and is showing significant holds in some […]

  2. Growing Attention for ZOO STORY | EarlyWord: The Publisher | Librarian Connection Says:

    […] Prize winning journalist, Thomas French. Spotted by Laura Miller in Salon last month, it was also a People Pick and gets two major pick ups this week. A review in today’s USA Today calls it, […]