Wendy Bartlett, Collection Development Manager, Cuyahoga P.L. emailed us that libraries may want to check their holds on The Long Drive Home (S&S, 5/17) by Will Allison, a novel about a man who gives in to rare fit of road rage, killing a teenager in the process. His subsequent lies and deceptions eventually tear apart his once perfect family.

It is a People magazine Pick in the 5/30 issue, which describes it as “a gripping morality tale …Allison’s eye for the quiet details of domestic life highlights what’s at stake, and he makes brilliant use of the precocious [six-year-old daughter] Sara…” The 7/4 NYT Book Review attests to the novel’s emotional power, although the reviewer questions the book’s key plot element and is “queasy” about being made to like the main character.

Based on holds, Wendy says she is now placing a 3rd order and put book on Cuyahoga’s popular  “Coming Soon/Bestsellers” handout.

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One Response to “Holds Alert; LONG DRIVE HOME”

  1. Robin B Says:

    MAINE by J. Courtney Sullivan has a ton of holds and I’ve had to order more copies.
    Also, Monica Ali’s UNTOLD STORY is starting to gather some steam, too.