I just heard from the incomparable Lara Starr, publicist at Chronicle, that Prisoners in the Palace is going to be on the Indie Next List, drawn from bookseller-recommended favorite handsells. This list epitomizes the heart and soul of passionate bookselling. Independent booksellers are and have always been discoverers of the next big thing, the next great read, the next bestseller, and the next undiscovered gem. (from the American Booksellers Association website.)
To see the complete list, check out this article.
We all have to support the independent booksellers — look how they support us!