NEW YORK (A.W.)—Chris Bohjalian’s The Sandcastle Girls continued to dominate many regional and national best-seller lists on the second week of its release in the U.S., while the book’s UK edition hit the shelves in Europe on Aug. 2.
In the Aug. 5 print edition of the New York Times (Book Review, p. 26), the novel is anchored at number 7 on the nation’s preeminent best-seller list.
The Sandcastle Girls was number 3 on its second week on the New England Indie Bestseller List (for the week ended July 29). The list is compiled based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound.
Earlier this week, the Washington Post reported that the novel was the fourth best-selling book in the nation’s capital.
The novel, which has sold tens of thousands of copies nationwide within the first two weeks of its release, also figured prominently on best-seller lists of individual bookstores. It was number one, for example, on Harvard Bookstore’s July 30 best-seller list.
The UK edition of The Sandcastle Girls, released on Aug. 2, was published by Simon and Schuster with a different front and back cover (see photo). On the back cover, the following passage from novel is highlighted: “How do a million and a half people die with nobody knowing? You kill them in the middle of nowhere.”
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