Coming to the NYT BR Cover

The cover of the upcoming NYT BR (6/26) is devoted to Eleanor Henderson’s Ten Thousand Saints (Ecco, 6/7). For once, the NYT BR may be ahead of the pack; this debut novel, which arrived just this week, has so far received scant consumer media attention.

It was chosen by Sherryl Connelly in the NY Daily News as one of her summer reads set in New York. She describes it this way, “Eleanor Henderson’s novel of coming of age in ’80s New York, Ten Thousand Saints (6/7), has a literary edge as well as landmark sites (CBGB) and turning points (the emergence of AIDS).”

It also arrives with a cover blurb from Ann Patchett, “The best thing I’ve read in a long time.”

The publisher has high expectations; it was released with a 500,000 copy first printing.

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