Owner, Scott's Bookstore, Newnan
What's selling: "I guess the most popular book we're selling is Denise Jackson's book; she's got two. 'The Road Home' is the newest one and she was in signing recently. Trisha Yearwood's cookbook ['Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen'] is selling well, too. The new James Patterson novel 'Sail' [by Patterson and Howard Roughan] is doing well. And Rick Bragg's 'The Prince of Frogtown' is doing great."
What's not selling: "The political books right now. They're slowing down."
People tired of the campaigns already? "I think people know everything they want to know about the candidates, so they're not buying the books."
What's being anticipated: "Summer reading is mainly what people are looking for right now. Anne Rivers Siddons has a new one coming out ['Off Season' due in August]. We're all looking forward to Anne's because it's been a while. And Charles Martin's 'Where the River Ends' [due July 15]. He's from the Carolinas and sort of reminds me of Nicholas Sparks when he got his start. He's been on a lot of our local book clubs recently. It's good Southern contemporary fiction."
What are you reading? "I had never read anything by Patti Callahan Henry and I saw a couple of articles about her in the paper. So I'm reading her new one, 'The Art of Keeping Secrets,' and it's very good. I just got the Siddons book, too, and plan to start it this weekend."
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