Saturday, October 3, 2009

ECHO makes the NYT bestseller list!

Diana Gabaldon's AN ECHO IN THE BONE debuts this week at number 2 on the New York Times hardcover fiction best-seller list!

Dan Brown's THE LOST SYMBOL is still, unfortunately, in first place, but given the immense number of copies in print, that seems inevitable. Even Diana predicted, months ago, that she wouldn't have a chance of making #1 this time. Which is really a shame.

The capsule description of ECHO in the NYT listing is as follows:

AN ECHO IN THE BONE, by Diana Gabaldon. (Delacorte, $30.) Jamie Fraser and his time-traveling wife, Claire, encounter pirates on the high seas; the seventh Outlander novel.
Pirates on the high seas?! That covers maybe two chapters of the entire book. Granted, it's difficult to describe a book like this in one sentence, but I would have said something about the Revolution instead.

Congratulations Diana!!

UPDATE 10/3/2009 6:32 am: You can see Diana's reaction on Compuserve here.

4 comments:

Lisa said...

Echo... WOOT WOOT!! That is great news!!!

Laura's Reviews said...

Fantastic news! I wish it were in the number one spot, but it's as to be expected with Dan Brown's latest novel out the week before. It seems no one is ever able to describe one of the Outlander books correctly!

JAS said...

I haven't gotten around to picking this up yet but I can not wait. Diana's books are the best.

shamrock said...

No shame at all in being #2 as long as it is the Best Seller list! Congrats to Diana on being so near the top! It is sure a Best Seller to me! I am on Chapter 6 and loving it!