Natalie Danford reviews The Borrower at The Daily Clue, saying it “hits the sweet spot where compulsively readable and emotionally engaging intersect.”
More features will be available on the Oprah Magazine iPad app, including an excerpt!
Good Housekeeping briefly reviews The Borrower in their June issue, out now, calling it “a delightfully quirky debut.” Click here to read the online version. (Comments from those who know me about the irony of my name appearing in a magazine called Good Housekeeping will be indignantly ignored.)
The Borrower has been chosen for Starbucks’ Bookish Reading Club, on the Starbucks Digital Network. From June 14th to 28th, Starbucks patrons who are signed into the network will be able to read The Borrower for free, after which, let’s hope, they will run out to buy it from their local indie!
My story “Peter Torrelli, Falling Apart,” originally in Tin House, has been selected by Geraldine Brooks for The Best American Short Stories 2011 – that’s four in a row, but no, it’s not the record. Irwin Shaw is the man to beat, apparently, with seven in a row back in the sixties. Irwin Shaw is going down.