We love it when a fellow librarian does well. Jon Michaud, head librarian at The New Yorker, just published his first novel, When Tito Loved Clara, which is getting some powerful recommendations:

O Magazine’s “17 Books to Watch for in March 2011

NPR Review by Michael Miller — “Michaud…writes with a librarian’s sense of perfectionism.” (note: this is meant as a good thing!)

To be featured in the New Yorker Book Club

The New Yorker interviewed Michaud last week, describing the book this way,

The two protagonists are a pair of young lovers, whom we first meet in later years, when their paths have diverged: Clara is a librarian who lives with her husband and son in a nice house in the suburbs; Tito is still at the same job he had in high school, still living with his parents in Inwood, and still hung up on Clara. A series of events, fortunate and unfortunate, bring them together again, with surprising consequences.

An interview with fellow New Yorker librarian Erin Overbey on the Algonquin Books Blog reveals that several plot points involve library work; one character digitizes an archive (much as the New Yorker librarians themselves did, resulting in the New Yorker DVD set and NewYorker.com) and another catalogs a personal library.

When Tito Loved Clara
Jon Michaud
Retail Price: $23.95
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Algonquin Books – (2011-03-08)
ISBN / EAN: 1565129490 / 9781565129498

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