I just came across this charming review at Sarah’s blog, “The Last Book I Read.” I’m honored mine was the book chosen to fill the train ride home! (once I was trapped on a trans-Atlantic flight with only Bonfire of the Vanities — I hated it from page one, but read the whole thing nevertheless– Torture!) Thanks Sarah!
Archives for July 2010
I just heard from the incomparable Lara Starr, publicist at Chronicle, that Prisoners in the Palace is going to be on the Indie Next List, drawn from bookseller-recommended favorite handsells. This list epitomizes the heart and soul of passionate bookselling. Independent booksellers are and have always been discoverers of the next big thing, the next great read, the next bestseller, and the next undiscovered gem. (from the American Booksellers Association website.)
To see the complete list, check out this article.
We all have to support the independent booksellers — look how they support us!
Junior Library Guild just announced that Prisoners in the Palace is going be a Fall Selection.
Karen Cushman, two-time Newbery Award winner for Catherine, Called Birdy and The Midwife’s Apprentice, says
“I loved getting to know Victoria before she was Queen Victoria but she’s only one of the rich characters in and around Kensington Palace. Prisoners in the Palace is a delightful behind-the- scenes look at Victorian royalty and the making of a queen. I enjoyed it immensely and recommend it highly”.