Astronaut Wives ClubA photo-story about the wives of the first U.S. astronauts is the perfect nostalgia piece for People magazine and it’s featured in this week issue (adding even more nostalgia, the piece is written by the magazine’s legendary founding editor, Dick Stolley, who was at Life magazine when the wives were featured on the cover. That image is used on the book jacket).

The story is based on The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story by Lily Koppel (Hachette/Grand Central; Hachette Audio and Large Print), which author Curtis Sittenfeld, writing in the Washington Post, calls a “breezy and entertaining book, which — like the women themselves — takes pleasure in both playing up and defying the stereotypes of the time. ” Librarians on EarlyWord‘s GalleyChat called it a great selection for book clubs.

Most libraries are showing heavy holds on light ordering.

The wives, and the book,  were also featured on CBS Sunday Morning last week:

3 Responses to “Holds Alert: THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB”

  1. Brock Martin Says:

    We have 27 holds on 25 copies, which for us is not exactly “light ordering”, but it has been in the media everywhere this past week!

  2. Nancy Messenger Says:

    We have 16 copies, almost all on the shelf, and the only hold is mine (just placed today, out of curiosity).

  3. Nora Rawlinson Says:

    Not surprising — that holds alert was from last year. You’d expect to be weeding copies this year, but as we wrote earlier, a 10-episode series based on the book is coming to ABC this fall — http://www.earlyword.com/2014/04/22/dont-weed-yet-astronauts-wives-club/