Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Salt Lake Public Library Readers Choice Award


Two Macmillan New Writers Books have been nominated for the Reader's Choice Award in Salt Lake Public Library System.The Salt Lake County Library System is the largest in Utah, serving over 650,000 residents, through 18 libraries. Twice a year, the Reader's Choice Committee selects twenty or more recently published books that have been recommended by other staff or customers. They say, 'We want to include those titles that are not a "best-sellers" but are so good you just can't put them down--- and when you do finish, you have to tell all your friends!' These books are purchased in multiples and placed on display at each Salt Lake County Library for a four-month period. After reading any of the books on the Reader's Choice list, customers may rate the books using one of our ballot forms.

So I was delighted when I looked at the list to see Ann Weisgarber's The Personal History of Rachel Du Pree on the list of books along with mine, The Lady's Slipper. The full list of nominees can be seen here http://www.slcreaderschoice.blogspot.com

12 comments:

Aliya Whiteley said...

Oooh! Congrats! Good luck!

David Jackson said...

Congratulations to both of you!

Frances Garrood said...

Great news! Well done, both of you!

Ann Weisgarber said...

Dee, thank you for posting and many congratulations. It's a thrill to have two MNW novels in a competition so far from England.

Aliya, David, and Frances, I appreciate your cheers.

I'm especially pleased to see libraries that promote book discussion groups. I'm a fan of libraries and practically lived in the one that was across the street from my childhood home. I still love to hang out in libraries, the last great bargain in the U.S.

Len Tyler said...

Congratulations, both of you. Well deserved.

Tim Stretton said...

Congratulations! I hope you both win, impossible as this may be.

The readers and librarians of Salt Lake City are clearly persons of discrimination!

Eliza Graham said...

Oh how wonderful! Congratulations, Dee and Ann.

Deborah Swift said...

It's lovely that my book is being read so far away, thanks everyone for your cheers!

Debbie Brown said...

What a wonderful recommendation for your book! How nice that someone liked it well enough to recommend it as a Cannot Be Put Down book!

Karen Wasylowski said...

Such a well deserved honor for you Deborah. Congratulations.

Alis said...

Fantastic - well done Anne and Dee!! LIbraries here could learn from Utah...

Ann Weisgarber said...

Tim, I agree. I hope Dee and I tie for first place. But if that doesn't happen, I wouldn't mind losing to Dee.

Thank you for the cheers!