This little book won my and many other readers’ hearts. It’s now out in paper where I think it has a good chance of breaking through to the wide audience it deserves. (Here’s my original coverage.)
If you’re unacquainted with this sharply funny feel-good novel about one of the most beguiling young oddballs you’ll ever meet on the page, I envy you; you can never read a wonderful book again for the first time.
Floor booksellers, Kirkus supplies the best handselling line I’ve ever heard, calling Be Frank with Me “the curious incident of where’d you go, Salinger.”
“Readers will find themselves captivated.”
“Johnson’s magnificently poignant, funny, and wholly original debut goes beyond page-turner status. Readers will race to the next sentence.”
— Library Journal (starred review)
“Delightful. You will laugh out loud.”
“A lot of fun to be had along the way. Sit back…and enjoy the show.”
— New York Times Book Review
Be Frank with Me (9780062413727) by Julia Claiborne Johnson. $15.99 trade paper. 9/6/16 on sale.