If you’re still poring through Sunday’s New York Times Book Review looking for their review of A Terrible Splendor, you can give your eyes a rest. Though they had told Crown that that was the date it would run, it did not. No explanation; now they just say they’re “waiting for a new run date.” I’ll keep you posted.
Rob Hardy, the Amazon top-50 reviewer who posted a stellar review on the book’s Amazon site, also published it in his local paper, the Commercial Dispatch of Columbus, Mississippi. Not sure what the literary scene is like out there, but it’s a nice review. There’s also an odd little review, that feels more like an abstract, in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
I’m glad to announce that the historic Longwood Cricket Club, where Gottfried von Cramm and Henner Henkel won the U.S. doubles title in 1937, has asked me to give my slide show/reading there this summer (date to be determined). And the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport has asked me to come back for a booksigning on July 9, during their pro tournament. The best part of all this is that I’ll have two more chances to play on grass courts.