In the midst of so many challenges, so many large considerations before us as a nation, I have a reason to celebrate, albeit a selfish one. The paperback edition of This Tender Land, which was released on May 26, debuted on Publishers Weekly’s bestseller list at #3, on the New York Times list at #7, and on the L.A. Times list at #9.
This is the first time any of my paperback editions have been on these bestseller lists. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to booksellers who’ve supported this novel and have endured all the hardship of the coronavirus and our current unrest and have continued to put good books into the hands of grateful readers. And an enormous thanks as well to all of you readers who’ve helped to spread the word about this novel, which is so very dear to my heart. I love you all and I wish you only the best. Stay safe, stay well, stay hopeful.