Thursday, June 2, 2011

#5 on NY Times Bestseller List!!

EEKS!! Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is #5 on this week's NY Times Bestseller List! WOW!!

This is a huge shock!! The book has just dropped off the Indie Bestseller List (but it had been on there for a while, thanks so much, Indie Bookstores!) so I thought the run was over. So I was very, very surprised (and happy!) it actually hit the NY Times list!

I feel this is due to all of you, the readers who cared about this book and are sharing it with others. I've mentioned this before and it is still true--as an author, there is nothing sadder than when you create something with all your soul and passion and realize that no one (or very few people care). So when the opposite happens, it is extremely wonderful. So I truly thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.

13 comments:

www.juliadenos.com said...

Congratulations Grace!!! Much deserved. I'm not sure if I ever told you how much I enjoyed the book-but I did, I couldn't put it down...chills at the end. You wove a marvelous story!

Martha Brockenbrough said...

Woot! We will celebrate by reading aloud from our copy tonight.

Reading Teacher said...

This is the book I recommend to every librarian and teacher. It is an amazing story, fun adventure, and is beautifully written. I am pushing my local libraries to feature it during this summer's reading program, "One World, Many Stories."

Menrva said...

Congratulations, Grace! I loved the book. It was so beautiful and moving. I am looking forward to sharing it with my girls.

Jillian said...

I adore this book, and your others Grace. CONGRATS!!

yamster said...

Woo-hoo!!! Congrats, Grace (and Alvina)!

betsy said...

Yahoooo! So well-deserved, Grace!

David said...

My 9 year old daughter and I just finished the book and we loved it. Wonderful story. She's read many of your other books and is hoping you write many more!

Alex said...

I noticed this when I was reading the NY Times Book Review section, so Congratulations.
You mucht be so thrilled. I have a copy of Where the Montain Meets the Moon and when I am done, I am sending it off to my daughter, who lives in China.

awaring said...

Congrats! We are doing an international theme this summer at our public library and I am going to lead a parent and child book discussion of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, with Chinese food! I am so excited to have the opportunity to talk this book up as a family read-aloud (or listen - the audiobook is great).

Grace Lin said...

Thanks, everyone! I was thrilled!

Brian Cretney said...

Grace...where are you? It's been almost a month since we've heard from you.

Brian Cretney

Brian Cretney said...

Grace...where are you? It's been almost a month since we've heard from you!

Brian Cretney