Monday, December 03, 2007

April 22, 2008: Circle Your Calendars!

Yes, I'm happy. Extremely pleased. Today I got word from John, a blog reader that seems to share my Don Robertson obsession, that The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread will be re-released in paperback on April 22, 2008!

http://www.amazon.com/Greatest-Thing-Since-Sliced-Bread/dp/0061452963/ref=sr_oe_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1196695218&sr=1-1

Maybe it's too much to hope for, but if The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread does well, (and why wouldn't it do well? It's terrific!) perhaps Harper will come out with the other two books in the Morris Bird III trilogy, The Sum And Total Of Now and The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened.

If you've read this book and enjoyed it, please talk it up in your blog. If you haven't, keep an eye out this upcoming year for one of the finest coming-of-age stories you'll ever read.

I see good things ahead: Don Robertson will be discovered by a whole new generation of readers and he'll get his own Wikipedia entry. Libraries will order the novel instead of sticking it on the discard table, and Clevelanders who have been like "Don who?" will suddenly regain their memories and be able to knowledgably discuss their hometown author and one of the great literary characters of the 20th century set against the backdrop of their own city. It's about damn time!

3 comments:

Sam Houston said...

I feel guilty now for not having read much of Don's work. I'm going to try to fix that in 2008 because I admire your passion and enthusiasm so much.

Katya said...

Amazon didn't even describe the book! I'm going to have to see if our library has it.

Halie said...

I've actually never heard of the book, but I'll look into it... hope it's the greatest thing since sliced bread (excuse my lame joke!)

Anyways, I've tagged you for a meme. :)