Two titles received significant boosts on Amazon sales rankings as a result of reviews in the new NYT BR.

Dreaming in Chinese moved to# 89 (from# 349 yesterday). Deborah Fallows’ memoir of her three years in China is told through her efforts to learn the Mandarin. The NYT BR review calls it a “…fascinating introduction to a foreign culture.”

The book, which wasn’t reviewed prepub, was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, was one of “Four Books to Watch in Sept,” in O, The Oprah Magazine and was reviewed in National Geographic Traveler. Some libraries are showing heavy holds.

Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons In Life, Love, And Language
Deborah Fallows
Retail Price: $22.00
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Walker & Company – (2010-08-31)
ISBN / EAN: 0802779131 / 9780802779137

The cover review sent To the End of the Land by Israeli writer David Grossman to #35 on Amazon’s rankings. Libraries are showing heavy hold ratios, on light ordering. It also received a strong review in The Boston Globe.

To the End of the Land
David Grossman
Retail Price: $26.95
Hardcover: 592 pages
Publisher: Knopf – (2010-09-21)
ISBN / EAN: 0307592979 / 9780307592972

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