The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, has risen to the No. 3 spot on the latest Indie Bestseller list. Those of you paying close attention will have witnessed the correspondence between New Albany Books Daily and the author, including Garth's self-deprecating comment about his standing vis-a-vis "brand-name" authors.
Well, just for comparison, Salman Rushdie sits at No. 4. Stephenie Meyer is at No. 2. Pretty good company, if you ask me.
Plaudits to our staff and to you, our patrons, who have played a small part in elevating Enzo to such rarefied air near the summit of the coveted Indie Bestseller fiction list.
We're almost sold out again and trying to build our order for the coming season. It would be a big help to know how many of you intend to give the book as a gift this Christmas. Send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you thought about the book. With your permission, we'll post some of the comments, with or without identifying you.
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