Debut AGE OF MIRACLES A Best Seller

After all the praise and media attention, it’s no surprise that the debut novel The Age of Miracles (Random House, 6/26; RH Audio; Thorndike Large Print, Aug) debuts on the new Indie Hardcover Fiction Bestseller list at #4. Expect to see it in the top ten on the upcoming NYT list. Libraries show growing holds; several have ordered additional copies.

The book has enjoyed a string of enthusiastic reviews (with one notable exception, Ron Charles in The Washington Post) and was chosen as #9 on Amazon’s Ten Best Books of the Year So Far. The latest comes from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, which says,

This debut novel is itself testimony to the power of well-chosen words. It begins: “We didn’t notice right away. We couldn’t feel it. We did not sense at first the extra time, bulging from the smooth edge of each day like a tumor blooming beneath skin.” Its first chapter — a mere 45 lines — is the most exquisite opening I have read in years.

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