Every week, at the end of The New York Times Book Review‘s Bestseller Lists, the editors of this esteemed literary rag mention a handful of titles they think are the best books currently in the stores. In tomorrow’s NYTBR, The Hundred-Foot Journey is among just eight paperbacks, both fiction and non-fiction, who have been granted this honor in the magazine’s prestigious, Paperback Row. Also on the list: A Journey: My Political Life by ex-Prime Minister, Tony Blair, and the Man Booker-listed novel, “C”, by Tom McCarthy.
As Larry David would say, Pretty, pretty, pretty good. You can perhaps understand why the Morais household will this evening raise a glass of vino (or two) to the Grey Lady. May she live forever.
After reviewing the hardback of my novel in the summer of 2010, the NYTBR similarly included 100-Foot on its coveted Editor’s Choice list last year. Perhaps, with The New York Times’s latest paperback endorsement, even the skeptics will give my little book a try.