Libraries show growing holds for Maggie Shipstead’s debut, Seating Arrangements (RH/Knopf). Cuyahoga has been steadily adding copies to keep up with demand and now has 199 copies with 40 holds. Libraries that have ordered more modestly are showing holds as high as 10:1.

It debuts at #15 on the new Indie Hardcover Fiction Bestseller list after three weeks on sale. It was reviewed in the Sunday, June 24th NYT Book Review, which calls it a “smart and frothy debut … set on a perfect John Cheever island — the kind where old-money families gather to drink gin and nurture loyalties.” Ron Charles, in the Washington Post, agrees, calling it a “sophisticated summer romp.. [a] weave of wit and observation continually delights.”

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