Recently, I visited the wonderful store-wide book club at Towne Book Center and Cafe in Collegeville, PA, a huge supporter of PHOENIXVILLE RISING. (In fact, my novel is the bestselling regional novel in Towne's 27-year history!) We had a lively, insightful discussion of the novel, with a packed house for the book club. It's always a good thing for the writer when the store has to bring out extra chairs to accommodate the crowd!
Visit your local independent bookstore. And if you're ever near Collegeville, be sure to stop by Towne Book Center, one of the country's true indie gems. Tell them I sent you -- and let them introduce you to all the terrific books they love. Pam, Mary, Jen, Masynn, Sue, Liz and all my friends at Towne are even more accurate than an algorithm.