Holds Alert: FAMILY LIFE

Family LifeAfter a glowing cover review in the New York Times Book Review, Family Life by Akhil Sharma (W.W. Norton) is getting even more attention. It is called the “year’s first great novel” by Salon. In a review on NPR’s All Things Considered on Thursday, Meg Waltzer says the author, “takes a simple, emotionally difficult story and makes the reader brave the ongoing pain and become fully absorbed,” and the Huffington Post designates it as the week’s “Book We’re Talking About.”

Libraries that ordered it modestly are showing heavy holds ratios.

One Response to “Holds Alert: FAMILY LIFE”

  1. Janet Lockhart Says:

    What a timely post! Read it just before I got in my car where I learned Akhil Sharma will discuss this book on tomorrow’s Diane Rehm show.