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UP FROM THE BLUE makes the Top 10 of 2010!

by Susan Henderson on December 9, 2010

Was doing errands all morning and came back to a flood of emails about my book making the Top 10 Books of 2010 list.

Up from the Blue by Susan Henderson (Harper Paperbacks). As I read this brilliant debut novel, I kept thinking that if I was still working on a bookstore sales floor, I could handsell a bunch (bookseller shorthand for dozens, maybe hundreds) of copies. “You have got to read this,” I would say, like an incantation. –Robert Gray, Shelf Awareness

So grateful to everyone who blogged about the book or told a friend or posted a review on Amazon or gave it as a gift. Means more than you can know.

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Alma December 10, 2010 at 1:57 am

Congrats! Jamie Ford, when at the Writer’s Center here in DC and asked for recommendations, had nice things to say about your novel. Can’t wait to read it.
cheers,
Alma

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Susan Henderson December 10, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Alma, Thank you so much! And Jamie Ford is not only hugely talented, but he’s hugely generous as well.

P.S. You have the same name as the narrator of one of my all-time favorite books, The History of Love by Nicole Krauss.

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Ellen Meister December 10, 2010 at 2:26 am

This is tremendous!!!! (And well-deserved!)

Huge congrats!
xo

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Susan Henderson December 10, 2010 at 12:52 pm

xo! And thank you for having us over the other night… such a good time!

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Karen H. December 10, 2010 at 4:22 am

It’s on my top 10 of 2010, too! Congrats.

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Susan Henderson December 10, 2010 at 12:52 pm

Oh, Karen, Thank you!!

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Amy Wallen December 10, 2010 at 4:48 am

Absolutely deserved! It just gets better and better for you. Do you feel as though all the trouble and turmoil to get to this was worth it? I hope so. You must be doing the Snoopy dance all over your living room?

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Susan Henderson December 10, 2010 at 12:53 pm

It’s too cold to dance these days in NY, but yes, it feels good after such a long, hard climb. And I’m so excited I get to ship out to San Diego soon and spend some time with you!

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Seré December 10, 2010 at 5:19 pm

I read about your novel on both Caroline Leavitt’s and Jessica Keener’s blogs, bought it, and devoured it in a weekend. Beautifully written, absolutely heartbreaking and yet, heartwarming, too. I fell in love with Tillie. I’m so glad you persisted and stayed true to your vision for her story. And I bet you are, too. Congratulations!

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Susan Henderson December 10, 2010 at 6:06 pm

I appreciate this so so much, Seré! And thanks for telling me about Caroline and Jessica. I’m grateful for all of you.

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Aurelio O'Brien December 12, 2010 at 12:02 am

A perfect 10! So pleased and so proud of you.

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Susan Henderson December 13, 2010 at 12:35 am

Proud of you, too. And really looking forward to your launch!

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Susan Henderson December 17, 2010 at 6:11 pm
Jeanne Cooke December 23, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Hi Susan.
My bookclub recently won some of your books back in November on bookmovement.com. I had received you card with an email address in which to contact you. Of course, now I have misplaced it. If you could, would you please resend me your information?

Thanks!

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Susan Henderson December 23, 2010 at 2:31 pm

I’ll write to you in two seconds… 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

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