Franzen is a PEOPLE Pick

Cover of Time magazine, the cover of the upcoming NYT BR, and now…Franzen’s Freedom wins top honors in the new issue of People (9/6/10). Of his first book in ten years ago, People says, “In its humanity, depth, dry comic observations and World According to Garp-like evoking of unspeakable sorrows and indelible bonds, it proves well worth the wait.”

It gets four of a possible four stars, as does another quite different book, a “hilarious love story,” The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise by Juliet Stewart. It has also been receiving strong reviews elsewhere and has been called the next Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Holds in libraries, although not nearly as high as those for the Franzen title, are growing.

Thorndike is releasing the book in large type in January (details below).

The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise: A Novel
Julia Stuart
Retail Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Doubleday – (2010-08-10)
ISBN / EAN: 0385533284 / 9780385533287

Large Type; Thorndike; 1/5/2011; 9781410432827; $34.99

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