Sunday, August 30, 2009

Zeitoun cracks top 15

Sitting in La Bergamote reading the NYT Book Review pages I spontaneously hooted when seeing that "Zeitoun"(see August 14 post) was number 13 on the non-fiction best seller list. This list is so dominated by hate books, rich books, celebrity books, and Malcolm Gladwell's ever so cute and tightly wound observations that it's a joy to see Dave Eggers break through. Four years ago "What is the What" was in the teens for just two weeks on the fiction list and now is on the suggested supplemental reading list at the local high school. "Zeitoun" as well will have a long life, hopefully longer as a best seller after finally rising six weeks after publication.


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