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News Thu Jul 12 2007

Water for Elephants in New York Times

Coincidentally, just as we are introducing Water for Elephants as our August book club selection, the New York Times has an article about the book's enduring popularity. According to the article, "Despite the presence of not one but two Oprah Winfrey selections in bookstores, it is a sleeper hit from last year that has muscled its way to being a big paperback read this summer." A perfect summer read was exactly what we thought, too, and apparently the paperback is currently outselling both Cormac McCarthy's The Road and Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. Go, little book, go!

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