Monday, September 18, 2006

New York Times bestsellers

I noted with an admitted bit of cynicism that Francine Prose's Reading Like a Writer is currently #20 on the NYT hardcover nonfiction bestseller list this week. Why the cynicism? Because I thought to myself I bet there isn't one book of literary fiction in the fiction top twenty and yet a book on writing fiction is in the nonfiction top twenty. But then I clicked over to the fiction list and lo and behold: #8 Claire Messud's novel and #13 Edward Jones's short story (!) collection. Well, well, well. Happy day.

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