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