This charmer of a novel has been out for several weeks in paperback and we’re seeing nice sales right out of the gate. If you don’t have it on your new paperback table, you might want to get it out where customers can see it.
I covered this story of a ten-year-old-boy on the road with a 60-year-old con artist during the London Blitz when it came out in hardcover last year. You can read the original review here. It’s perfect a perfect summer read for fans of historical novels– plucky, poignant and quirky. (And if your customers love Evans, we’ll have a new book by her on the Winter 2017 list.)
Last year the NYTBR raved:
In Crooked Heart, Lissa Evans’s absorbing and atmospheric comic novel, another quietly heroic orphan joins the canon….This is a wonderfully old-fashioned Dickensian novel, with satisfying plot twists….Both darkly funny and deeply touching….It’s a crooked journey, straight to the heart.”
— New York Times Book Review
And NPR’s Scott Simon said “I try not to say, ‘If there’s one novel you should read this summer…’ but Crooked Heart tempts me to say it.”
Basically, it’s an easy, crowd-pleasing book to put into readers’ hands.
“The most purely charming read of the summer…. The novel’s heart may be crooked, but it is completely in the right place. And if wanting a happy ending for this offbeat pair is wrong, I can’t imagine a reader on earth who would want to be right.”
— Christian Science Monitor
Crooked Heart (9780062364845) by Lissa Evans. $15.99 trade paper. 7/5/16 on sale.