The book won the PEN/Faulkner award earlier this year and was well reviewed, but did not fulfill expectations in its initial hardcover life. Acquired in a pre-empt for seven figures, it sold just over 15,000 copies in hardcover in outlets monitored by Bookscan.
Nicole Fischer has been promoted to editor for Morrow/Avon.
The American Library Association launched their Book Club Central initiative (though the website is running a little late), and announced the first selection of honorary chair Sarah Jessica Parker, No One Is Coming to Save Us, by Stephanie Powell Watts. The next pick will be named in the fall. The site is meant to be "a one-stop shop for engaging content and helpful information for book clubs and readers of all types, including author interviews, book recommendations and reviews, as well as discussion questions and information on how to start and moderate a book club."